Cafe Polo – Miramar, Wellington

Cafe Polo – https://www.cafepolo.co.nz/ Reviewed by FiFi, February 2018 The Place: This cafe tucked away in the burbs that is trying a wee bit too hard to be trendy has little street appeal and the furniture and decor is tired and in need of some TLC.  There is some shoddy looking outdoor seating and plenty of…

Church Cafe – Sanson

Church Cafe – https://www.facebook.com/churchcafesanson/ Reviewed by Karen, January 2018 The Place: Church cafe in Sanson is a quaint place with atmosphere and basic, good food.  There is lots of cabinet food, vegetarian, gluten-free and a blackboard menu.  This no frills cafe has indoor and outdoor seating. The Service: The service was okay. The Presentation: The Bene…

Hamills Restaurant – Frankton, Queenstown

Hamills Restaurant – http://www.hamills.co.nz/ Reviewed by Karen, December 2017 The Place: Sited in the heart of the Remarkables Park Shopping Centre Hamills boasts outstanding views of The Remarkables mountain range and Coronet Peak Ski Field.  There is plenty of seating inside and outside this casual pub-style venue where you can sit, relax and soak up the…

Blue Orange Cafe – Lower Hutt

Blue Orange Cafe – https://www.californiagarden.co.nz/garden-caf%C3%A9-wellington Reviewed by FiFi – January 2018 The Place: This cafe is nestled in the heart of a garden centre that is truly a gardeners paradise.  The outlook is a visual symphony where you are surrounded by plants and garden ornaments.  The cafe offers some appetising cabinet food and a great blackboard…

Shine Cafe – Lower Hutt

Shine Cafe – https://www.facebook.com/ShineCafeLH/ Reviewed by FiFi, January 2018 The Place: This quaint cafe is so close to the mall you can almost see the sale signs, yet far enough away to relax and enjoy without the hustle and bustle of the crowds.  There are plenty of indoor tables and a few outside.    There…

Buzz Cafe & Restaurant – Lower Hutt

Buzz Cafe & Restaurant – https://buzznz.co.nz/ Reviewed by FiFi, January 2018 The Place: This is a classic case of not judging the book by the cover.  The outside with a couple of chairs and tables was uninviting and quite deceiving and we could have easily have carried on.  We opened the doors and were delighted with what…

Spoon and Paddle Cafe – Taupo

Spoon and Paddle cafe – https://www.facebook.com/spoonandpaddle/ Reviewed by FiFi, January 2018 The Place: Situated a stones throw from the main street this cafe was quite the find.  When you walked in you were greeted by the waft of fresh food,  coffee and smiling faces.  There was plenty of seating indoors and picnic style tables outdoors in…