We have been to Melba with family on various occasions and it has become our go to place when we want to catch up with friends/family over good food. Service, food, turn over time and environment is awesome. Even for a sister who hardly eats let alone finishes any meal, she completely finished her Fried chicken on waffles as well as her mango smoothie. We find it is the perfect place out in south Auckland that is central.
One of the best local cafe in Manukau, always a regular here every week and always food exceptional. Know all the staff as well and are very friendly and managers are great! Great food Great coffee!
Came here on a Sunday for lunch and it was packed even though the interior is very big for a cafe. From start to finish the service was very good and the waitress who served us was very patient. We had the eggs benedict, fried chicken waffles, chicken schnitzel sandwich, and Istan lamb. For the benedict, the eggs were poached perfectly as the yolk was just right when it ran down. The hollandaise wasn't too sour or creamy and had a tiny lemony taste within it. However the bacon was a little cold when it got served. The chicken schnitzel sandwich and the Istan lamb had some really nice caramelised vegetables, like the onions, with a touch of sweet and sour taste. Both meat were cooked beautifully as the lamb wasn't too hard to chew and it was accompanied with some sweet sauces as decor. The chicken was hot and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The chicken waffle was probably the best as the chicken was coated with buttermilk - the crispy texture was the part I was looking for. $60 for two is ideal. Taste - 8/10 Size - 8/10 Service - 8/10 Price - 7.5/10 Ambience - 9/10
Pretty nice place. The ambiance is great and the shakes are yummmy. We got the Nutella one and the banana one! For mains I finally got to try chicken and waffles but sad that there wasn't Maple syrup poured over it. It was still nice though and portion sizes were great. My partner enjoyed his chicken schnitzel and I even got to steal some food off him! Sharing is caring 😛
They have a range of good food choices. Their hot chocolates are one of the best ones I have tried so far. Most of the food looks like really small portions but they're very filling.