Adoro Cafe – http://www.adorocafe.com/
Reviewed by FiFi, October 2016
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 was pretty good. We got served pretty fast and our food came out reasonably quickly considering the size of our party.
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