Adoro – Napier

IMG_0102Adoro Cafe –

Reviewed by FiFi, October 2016

The Place:

This cafe is a stones throw from the beach and shops.  There is plenty of seating inside with wide open spaces and a modern look to it as well as outdoor seating.  There are beautiful pastries imported from France and baked on site, loads of cabinet food, a wee kids menu and tempting blackboard menus.  There were tow bene on offer being the Montreal (salmon) and Benedict (bacon). The sides were all $5 each (except and extra egg which was $2.50).  There was a modern, hip vibe with a hub of activity and a definite liveliness to the place.

The Service:

The service was pretty good.  We got served pretty fast and our food came out reasonably quickly considering the size of our party.

The Presentation:

The presentation was stunning.  

The swirls of hollandaise around the central bacon/salmon/eggs looked amazing.  The diced red tomato with sprinkles of fresh parsley garnished the plates perfectly and added extra pizzaz.

  • The Benedict and Montreal – tasted okay.  We were disappointed that the sauce was not on top of the eggs.
  • The Eggs – were overdone and not very warm.
  • The Bacon – the streaky bacon was salty and tasty but could have been a tad more crispy.
  • The Salmon – the pitiful amount of salmon tasted lovely, there just wasn’t enough of it.
  • The Hollandaise – was beautiful.  It was rich and creamy and obviously freshly made.  I would have preferred it atop of the eggs.
  • The Bread – the ciabatta was toasted just right and had a lovely crunch to it.

 Would We Go Again?

We would but I would tend to go to try out the pastries rather than do a Bene again.


Style: 5/10 – Classic.

Taste: 5/10 – was okay.  Nothing that stands out though.

Originality: 5/10 – nothing unique about the bene offerings.

Value: 5/10 – the price was slightly high considering it wasn’t accompanied with spinach or hash browns.  The Benedict was $17.50 and the Montreal being $18.50.

Eggs: 4/10 – overdone.

Overall score: 5/10

1 Dickens St, Napier, 4110

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