Lodge Cafe on Carrington – Mt Albert, Auckland

Lodge Cafe on Carrington – http://www.mtalbertlodge.co.nz/cafe.html

Reviewed by Karen – February 2015

The Place:

Just a stone’s throw from Mt Albert village, this cafe has sweeping views of the city from some seating areas.  It is busy and has a buzzing, vibrant atmosphere.  You can choose to dine inside or outside in the courtyard.  The menu offerings cater for the slightly peckish such as soup to the ravenously starving such as good old fish and chips.  There is a separate kiddie’s menu to delight your little ones.

 

The Service:

Friendly and efficient staff, though not overly speedy but we put that down to the fact that the place was packed out.

The presentation:

The dish was beautifully plated up with some style and thought put into it.  The balsamic and parsley added a touch of class to the dish.

  • The Benedict – I liked it, overall the presentation, price and taste were great.
  • The Muffins – they warm and crunchy.
  • The eggs – were perfect and runny.  They are free range and you can taste it.
  • The bacon – was perfect.
  • The Spinach – I was happy with the quantity and the price (it was a side).
  • The hollandaise – homemade and a large quantity of it.

Would we go again?

Yes I would go back for the bene, although I would be tempted to try the other delicious looking and smelling dishes on their menu.

Scorecard:

Style: Classic 7/10.

Taste: 8/10. The meal was good, nothing special but hot and tasty.

Originality: 6/10 – You can order the Benedict or Montreal (smoked salmon), or with Mushrooms…..and add avocado or spinach for a mere $2.20.

Value: 8/10. The Benedict or Mushroom options are $16.50, and the Smoked Salmon option is $17.50.  Sides range from $2.20 for spinach to $5 for Smoked Salmon.

Eggs: (how good they were): 8/10. Delicious free range eggs cooked perfectly.

Overall score: 8/10

201 Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland.

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