We got the eggs Benedict and the seafood noodles. There was plenty of seafood in the noodles but the quality of the noodles was disappointing. They were a hard texture and not cooked evenly, for nearly $30 this just isn't good enough.
This place offers a fantastic and peaceful setting with decent food and a thriving vibe, especially on the weekends. We came here during the farmers market so it was very busy. The setting here is the real seller with a placement on the edge of the river. It also sits within the beautifully developed area for the matakana farmers market. It features a rather rustic feel to the place like you are in a cottage garden. All these aspects provide a wonderfully relaxing dining experience. We were lucky enough to get a table outside under the sun and it was wonderfully quaint despite the busyness. The tables were also at a good height and the chairs were comfortable providing a very conversational space, which is always important when creating such a space I feel. The service was efficient enough and the staff were extremely friendly. The food came out at a good time, not too slow and not too fast. The food was good but nothing special which is why it doesn't get full marks from me this time. The menu in our opinion was too big with far too many options. However, they did have a separate gluten free menu which had plenty of great options for people with any dietary requirements. I got the steak sandwich and found it to be good but maybe a bit bland. For me it was lacking something, but it was still good and I would recommend it. My partner got the fish and chips and felt a little the same as myself. So overall, the food is good but isn't amazing. Overall this place is a fantastic option when travelling this way, it offers a peaceful and beautiful setting with friendly staff. It is an efficient operation within a conversational space. This place is great for a warm day and being outside enjoying good company and food. The vibe is busy and caters for a range of individuals. The food is okay but nothing special unfortunately. However, the menu has lots of options which some find good, but I found there to be too many. Overall a lovely setting and decent food.
Lovely cafe, really beautiful location looking over the river. Very local and staff were very friendly. Smashed avo was delicious loved the addition of the beetroot it was a nice twist. Kumera chips were amazing, didn’t even need a dipping sauce because they were so flavourful