The White Horse Inn Cafe – Longburn, Palmerston North

The White Horse Inn Cafe –

Reviewed by Karen – January 2016

The Place:

The White Horse is a local tavern that has recently branched out to provide daytime meals too.  There is a small lunch / breakfast menu and cabinet food offered in a comfortable surroundings that more resembles home dining style rather than your conventional cafe look and feel.

The Service:

The service was friendly and speedy and they were open to my ‘instructions’ on how I liked my coffee made.

The Presentation:

The plating could do with some sprucing up such as the application of the sauce, however the wee sprig of oregano did lift the appearance of the dish.

  • The Benedict – Sometimes you just want a low key breakfast without cooking it yourself or without being in a bust town or city.  This was one of those occasions, home cooked style, no fuss, but a nice hearty meal and reasonable pricing.
  • The Eggs – were definitely free-range.  Very yellow yoke gave this away.
  • The Bacon – I did wonder if the bacon was home cured.  There was a good amount and it was tasty.
  • The Hollandaise – very small portion of bottled sauce, but that’s preferred to being drowned in sauce.
  • The Muffins – were good just right and were crunchy.

Would we go again?

Would probably go back, if not for the sheer convenience and location of the place.


Style: Classic 5/10.

Taste: 6/10. The meal was great.

Originality: 4/10 – They could do with building their menu options.

Value: 8/10. $15 which is pretty reasonable for the quantity.

Eggs: (how good they were): 6/10.

Overall score: 6/10

Location: 2180 State Highway 56, Longburn, Palmerston North

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