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…

St Kilda Cafe and Bistro – Cambridge

stkildabistro.co.nz Reviewed by Karen June 2019 The Place: There appears to only be indoor seating (although it does look like they would have enough footpath space to add a couple of small tables outside). There is lots of cabinet food to chose from, salads, burgers, pasta, pizzas, a kids menu, vegetarian, gluten-free and a large…

Bellbird Eatery – Lower Hutt

bellbirdeatery.co.nz Reviewed by Karen and FiFi, March 2019 The Place: This cafe is named after the beautiful NZ Bellbird and is situated in the midst of the Dowse Museum and in the heart of the city.  On the inside its open and modern and it offers lots of seating.  There is also ample seating outside…

Neo Cafe and Eatery – Te Aro, Wellington

Neo Cafe and Eatery –https://www.neocafe.co.nz/ Reviewed by FiFi, January 2019 The Place: The inside feels airy, modern and inviting.  There is quite a bit of seating inside, but none outside.  I did think that it would give a more comfortable experience if they reduced the amount of tables because it felt like the seats are…

Arborio Restaurant Cafe & Bar – New Plymouth

arborio.co.nz Reviewed by Karen, September 2018 The Place: This place boosts beautiful sea views and is situated within the renowned Puke Ariki Museum. There is gorgeous seating indoors but if the weather permits then why would you not take a seat outside and soak in the stunning views and enjoy the fresh seaside air. There…