This That Cafe – Auckland CBD

This That Cafe – http://www.thisthat.co.nz/

Reviewed by FiFi, July 2016

The Place:

This trendy brick building has funky old style themed furniture and fittings.  The music was a wee bit loud for breakfast dining but not being a morning person probably contributed to this.  There was plenty of fresh looking cabinet food to chose from as well a a blackboard menu.  You could also order pizzas, soup, pastas and salads.  When I dined it was raining so there was only seating out inside.  When checking the website it looks like there is outdoor furniture as well.  There were three bene options to chose from.  The Benedict (bacon), the Vegetarian (mushroom) or Montreal (salmon).

The Service:

The service was a bit laid back for me and the meal took a long time to come out which surprised me considering I was the only one dining at the time.

The Presentation:

The layering was executed perfectly and the spinach added some vibrant colour to the dish.  The deliberate patterns of the balsamic reduction combined with the placing of capers enhanced the overall look of the dish.

  • The Montreal – The dish looked appetising and the meal tasted okay pretty good.
  • The Eggs – were slightly on the overcooked side.  They had a wee but of funniness in the middle but needed to be slightly less cooked.  They tasted good though.
  • The Salmon – tasted smoky and there proportion was great.
  • The Spinach – automatically came with the dish and there was just the right amount.
  • The Hollandaise – was thick and creamy.  I would have liked more hollandaise and less pepper.
  • The Muffins – were slightly undercooked for my liking.

 Would We Go Again?

I would give this place another go.

Scorecard

Style: 7/10 – Classic with some imaginative plating skills.

Taste: 7/10 – the meal tasted pretty good.

Originality: 6/10 – I thought the capers added something a bit different to the dish.

Value: 8/10 – this place was reasonably priced. The Bene and Vegetarian options were $16 and the Montreal was $17.

Eggs: 5/10

Overall score: 7/10

57 Lorne St, Auckland, 1010

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