I have been to this place a few times now. Twice within a month just to satisfy my ice cream craving. It is definitely worth the drive from Auckland central, especially if you take the scenic route to the Cafe. Their afogatto ice cream definitely didn't win several awards for nothing, its the perfect balance of sweet creamy deliciousness. But the cafe is popular and quite busy most times I've been there so be patient with their services :)
This place is spacious with both indoor and outdoor seats. Great for enjoying the view. We tried ice cream and coffee which was pretty okay but the server was not friendly. The ambience is amazing but I would not go back. Bought some bottles of puhoi chocolate and espresso as well.
If you love cheese this is the place to go, a lot of selections~ Was there for the cheese platter, and found out the gelato and open beef sandwich was also very nice~ The cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating with backyard for kids to play around. Since you have already driven 1 hour from Auckland it's worth to get something to eat back home, if you lucky, there might be buckets of cheese for sale~
I've been to puhoi many times and not been here. I was missing out! Hugely popular in summer but worth a trip for the beautiful cheeses. Taste all the options inside then order a platter of your favourites... there is enough there for about 4 people. Fresh icecream, great fries and a well located playground help seal the deal.
It was perfect place for dating . Or for rest:) I had 2 different cheese platter with ice cream drinks. Also had cake(it was really sweet) it was good to try some cheese . But i m not a big fan of blue cheese,so couldn’t eat all. If i knew about cheese, i would choose some cheese for platter:) it was Saturday noon, so had to wait long.