The Bach Alehouse & Cafe – Auckland Airport

The Bach Alehouse & Cafe –

Reviewed by Fi Fi – July 2015

The Place:

This cafe is in the domestic airport and cleverly positioned on the way to the gates.  You can stop and have a bite to eat from the cabinet food or order pizza or a menu including Eggs Benedict.  You can grab a coffee or beverages of every description.  There is plenty of seating inside the cafe but if you want gourmet then this is not the place to dine.

The Service:

The service is way below average and I feel that some of our cafes including this one need to employ staff that actually want to work in customer service.  I do hope that not too many of our tourists come to this cafe and think that the rest of NZ cafes have this lack of customer service.

The presentation:

The food was kind of slapped on the plate and did not look that appealing.

  • The Montreal – this was not the best Montreal I have tasted.
  • The eggs – were overdone and sadly not very runny.
  • The salmon – was okay but not quite enough.
  • The spinach – was soggy and watery.
  • The hollandaise – was straight out of the bottle, bland and blah!
  • The muffins – were okay.
  • The hash brown – was okay, but it was a bit tasteless.

Would we go again?

If I was at the airport at breakfast time I would probably just go to the Mackers actually.


Style: Classic 5/10.

Taste: 3/10. The meal was bland and tasteless.

Originality: 4/10 – Nothing special here.

Value: 7/10. Both the Benedict (bacon) and Montreal (salmon) came with a wee bit of spinach which was nice.  They were both $15.50 which is reasonable.  The sides were $3-$4.50 I believe but cannot confirm.

Eggs: (how good they were): 3/10.

Overall score: 4/10

Domestic Terminal, 2 Andrew Mckee Ave, Auckland Airport

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