Beanie Cafe – Petone, Lower Hutt

Beanie Cafe – https://www.zomato.com/wellington/beannie-cafe-petone/menu

Reviewed by FiFi, February 2018

The Place:

This trendy, vintage-themed cafe oozed atmosphere and ambiance.  Soft background music, eclectic artwork on the walls and muffled chatter added to the appeal of this venue.There was heaps of scrumptious looking cabinet food, gluten-free, a kids menu, vegetarian options.  There are four bene options to chose from and they all come with free-range eggs, hollandaise and english muffins.  There is the Benedict (ham or bacon); Montreal (salmon) or Florentine (spinach). Extras range from $2 to $5 and you can also order many of the mains in half sized portions.

The Service:

The staff were warm and friendly and smiled all the time.  It was obvious that they enjoyed their jobs and the customers.

The Presentation:

There was a lot of care prepping this meal to maximise its appeal.  The mix of colour from the rich red tomato, the glimmer of pink salmon and crunchy brown hash under the creamy yellow hollandaise.  The contract with the sprinkling of parsley and spinach gave the dish a full range of colour and appeal.

  • The Montreal – was so tasty and flavoursome.
  • The Eggs – the free-range eggs were tasty, warm and runny.  Just how I like them.
  • The Salmon – there was just the right amount of smokey, oily salmon to satisfy the tastebuds.
  • The Spinach – was raw and tasty and added some colour to the plate.
  • The Hollandaise – was rich and creamy and tasted divine.  I ordered extra and actually didn’t need it.
  • The muffins – were quite yummy, although the meal was quite large so I didn’t manage to eat them all.

 Would We Go Again?

Yes.  Next time I want to try the salmon stack.

Scorecard:

Style: X/10 – Classic.

Taste: 9/10 – the whole dish was delightful.

Originality: X/10 – Copy or type some text here.

Value: 10/10 – all 4 options were an amazing $16.

Overall score: 9/10 – well deserved high score.

198 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 501

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