The Village Cafe – Martinborough

facebook.com/thevillagecafemartinborough Reviewed by FiFi, January 2020 The Place: There is plentiful indoor and outdoor seating here.  There is  a huge amount of fresh and tasty looking cabinet food to select from including vegetarian, Vegan, gluten-free , dairy-free, in-home cured and smoked bacon and smoked salmon, fresh home-made pasta and an extensive blackboard menu. There are…

Smith the Grocer – CBD, Wellington

smiththegrocer.co.nz Reviewed by FiFi, December 2019 The Place: There is lot of indoor seating.  There is a huge array of cabinet food to chose from, vegetarian, Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and a large blackboard menu.  There are four Bene options to chose from.  The Benedict (with streaky bacon); build a Florentine (with spinach) or the Montreal…

Cafe on the Square – Karori, Wellington

facebook.com/Cafe-on-the-square-554735741404413 Reviewed by FiFi, December 2019 The Place: There is minimal seating indoors and a few tables outside.   There is loads of fresh looking cabinet food to chose from, a specials menu, vegetarian, and a large blackboard menu.  There are four Bene options to chose from.  The Benedict (with ham); the Florentine (with spinach) the…

Cashmere Lounge – Khandallah, Wellington

cashmerelounge.co.nz Cashmere Lounge – https://www.cashmerelounge.co.nz/ Reviewed FiFi, December 2019 The Place: This beautifully restored brick beauty oozes class and ambience.   The menu is varied and also caters for  vegetarian, Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free palettes.    There are three Bene options to chose from.  The Benedict (with house manuka smoked bacon); the Florentine  (with spinach) or the…

Benedicts cafe – Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

benedictscafe.co.nz Reviewed by FiFi, November 2019 The Place: This is a cafe, Post Shop and General store all in one.  The interior and furnishings are old, dated and smelt a bit musty, and the cafe section feels like an afterthought.  There is only indoor seating here.  The website boasts that this is a one of…