Reviewed by Fi Fi – January 2016
You can sit on couches or dine at tables and chairs, inside and outside this large inner-city cafe. There are magazines or even a TV for entertainment. This is one of a number of Cafe Creme’s in Auckland. There was a large blackboard menu as well as plenty of counter food such as pies, sandwiches and hot food selections. There was a friendly vibe and the atmosphere was welcoming.
The staff were okay, but not really into delivering exceptional customer service.
The hideous design on the plate nearly overshadowed the dish. The eggs were underneath the salmon which I found annoying and the eggs were sitting atop soggy lettuce and bland panini.
- The Montreal – was disappointing. The way the food was plated and accompanied by soggy lettuce was just plain weird.
- The Eggs – were okay.
- The Salmon – there was a lot of salmon and it tasted good.
- The Avocado – this side saved the dish from being a total disaster!
- The Hollandaise – I was surprised that the menu said this was homemade hollandaise as the flavour tastes such like the bottle sauce.
- The Hash brown – sadly, this was not very crunchy, but at least it was hot.
- The Panini – I thought this was an odd choice for a bene. The panini was bland which was no surprise.
Would we go again?
No I would prefer to try other places that I have not been to before rather than make my way back here. There was nothing wrong as such, it’s just that I was not wooed by this place.
Style: Classic 5/10.
Taste: 4/10. The meal was not the best I have had. I did not eat the lettuce and the panini.
Originality: 5/10 – The menu says that this dish comes with a salad, however in reality the salmon is on a bed of lettuce.
Value: 5/10. $15.90 is pretty okay. The avocado was a side and cost about $3.
Eggs: (how good they were): 5/10.
Overall score: 5/10
Location: 71 Symonds Street, Auckland.