Recent reviews

11 months ago

First time to try this place and we were greeted warmly by one of the staff. We came here for breakfast and unfortunately, the dish that I wanted to try - Mac n Cheese Stuffed Croissant is on the lunch menu. I really appreciate the kind gesture of the staff and chef for going the extra mile, for making the mac n cheese dish for breakfast and I thought that was really special. Kudos to the team for thinking outside the box in creating “not-your-ordinary” café meals. They mentioned that a new menu is coming up too! Surprisingly, Mac n cheese and croissant worked well, served with poached egg, special tomato relish, sprinkled with fresh parmesan. It may sound interesting but the flavour was well-balanced. Plus, it came with a generous amount of rocket salad with prosciutto tossed in truffle oil. Would highly recommend.

11 months ago

We sat outside on a sunny afternoon the staff were friendly, the menu was a little different I couldn’t really pick the cuisine. We shared the mac’n’cheese ball croissant (I would just have the balls by themselves) and the chicken burger. The flavour of the food and portion sizes were really good and value for money.

11 months ago

Came here for dinner with a relatively large group of 8. We called in advance to book – and were told that they weren’t actually going to be open at night but were willing to accommodate for us. (12/10 service!) The staff were so welcoming and the kitchen accommodated to any dietary needs that people had. Overall had a really good experience. One of us did have a broken chair – but no biggie as we just swapped it out. Highly recommend their keto chicken – it was super crispy and juicy. Usually I find ribs too sweet – but these ones were flavoured quite nicely and was the perfect amount of sweetness. The portion for the steak was very big – there were a lot of chips included as a side that we couldn’t even finish them! Would definitely recommend for someone with a big appetite. The mushroom pappardelle were also perfect! The chicken burger was delicious too – it was pretty much the keto fried chicken in a burger form.  One of the perks is that the mocktails here are only $5! I think this is one of the cheapest if not the cheapest place to get decent drinks in Auckland. Overall, highly highly recommend, had a wonderful experience and will definitely be back!

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Mortar and Pestle, Takapuna
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21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland
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