Columbus Mitre 10 Mega – Porirua

Columbus Mitre 10 Mega –

Reviewed by Fi Fi – October 2014

The Place:

You can sit inside the cafe or outside the cafe which overlooks a wee indoor children’s playground. There is plenty of counter food as well as a huge menu such as tacos, omelettes, salads, wraps, burgers, cakes etc.  They cater for your little ones with a kid’s menu.  The coffee is not what I consider to be world class.  It is nice to be able to have brunch and then wonder around the huge store afterwards.

The Service:

The service was very average, and our meals took ages to come out.

The presentation:

The layout of the dish was nice but nothing fancy.

  • The Montreal – it was okay, certainly not memorable.  Overall the dish was fairly bland.
  • The bread – pretty tasteless and forgettable.
  • The eggs – were a bit overdone for my liking.
  • The Spinach – came as part of the dish and not a side. The spinach was very good, not overcooked.
  • The salmon – was okay but not much of it.
  • The hollandaise – straight out of the bottle.

Would we go again?

We would not make a special trip just to visit this cafe.  Perhaps we would stop in if we were shopping at the Mitre 10 and wanted a nibble, but I wouldn’t pay for the Montreal here again.


Style: Classic 6/10. I like the way it automatically came with spinach.

Taste: 5/10. The taste was pretty bland.

Originality: 5/10 – It’s the pretty standard selection of either Salmon or Bacon.

Value: 6/10.  The Benedict with Spinach is $17 and the Montreal with Spinach is $18.  Sides range from $3 to $6.

Eggs: (how good they were): 5/10. They were overdone and not runny.

Overall score: 5/10

2 Semple Street, Porirua

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