Bean There Cafe

4 star rating 31 reviews

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09 2156187

Onehunga Mall, 306 Onehunga Mall

7 AM to 3:30 PM (Mon-Fri), 8 AM to 4 PM (Sat-Sun)


Reviews for Bean There Cafe

5 star rating
by Deborah Leilua
22 days ago

This place is my top cafe in Onehunga. The family who run it know all their regulars by name and have created a homely and inviting atmosphere with great coffee! Great place for catch up with friends or conferences as there is a large upstairs private area. The daily homemade muffins are a treat and you can pick them up warm everyday around 8am, you won't regret it. Brunch portions are generous as well and they know how to put on a good spread. Nice place for chilled out Sunday brekkie. Good work team!

4 star rating
by Lisa Pearson
2 months ago

I went here with a large group of people. There were also 2 babies that needed high chairs which they had. They have a large area upstairs with added couches for a cosy feel. They also have a nice outdoor area. I also thought having parking out the back of the cafe really helpful.
The food was awesome. I had a bacon gourmet sandwich. I also had a hot chocolate which was yummy. The people who I had lunch with also enjoyed their meals.

4 star rating
by Zara Alexzandra Young
2 months ago

The cabinet and menu options are nice here- you have your standard cafe items but they're presented nicely and the service is good.
The coffee is good and I haven't had any issues with the quality of food or service. It's close to my parents place and it's dog friendly so it's great for family brunch.
Decent portions and it's pretty standard pricing for cafe food

4 star rating
by Anna Hinehou
4 months ago

My friend and I came to Bean There Cafe for a Sunday cafe catch up. It is quite a large cafe with plenty of options for seating which was nice and we didn't feel crammed in even though there was quite a few people dining.

I had mince on toast which was served on ciabatta. The eggs could have been cooked for a wee bit longer as the white was still watery but since I like poached eggs runny as opposed to hard I wasn't too worried. My friend had a coffee and scone and said it was one of the best scones she's had in a long time.

Some of the meals come with free hot drinks which is a nice touch, and the service was friendly and attentive, always nice to see on a busy day.

4 star rating
by Steve Withers
6 months ago

Just wandering up Onehunga Mall wondering what to have for lunch. I saw several places that could do the job. Went for the Been There Cafe because it had big windows and looked 'cared for'. Once inside, I was spoilled for choice between the glass cabinet full of Paninis, salads, muffins, cakes, salads and slices.... And the specials menu... AND the a la carte menu.

The staff helped me with choosing. If I asked about something they frankly told me whey they thought of it. I quickly settled on the mince and toast with two poached eggs. That barista said it was his favourite.

I can see why. It was really good. Full of flavour and not the least bit watery or thin and there was heaps of it. For $16.50, including a good-sized 'medium' coffee, I thought it was great value.

The food was delivered to my table quickly. The staff were pleasant. I was offered a glass of water along with my medium (I chose flat white) coffee.

I'll be back.

4 star rating
by Andrew @anjeats
6 months ago

There is something so homely, comforting and reliable about Bean There Cafe. The decor is inviting and unobtrusive and the upstairs area allows for plenty of seating options. I've been here many times before and today I came with my family for Mother's Day lunch. It was extremely busy and even though staff seemed slightly flummoxed (totally understandable!) the orders were politely taken.

The coffee was reliable and strong (Burtons) and my mince on toast was really tasty. The toast was a bit dry but the poached eggs made up for it. On the whole everyone enjoyed their meals (dad loved the hearty big breakfast) but my partner was a tad disappointed with the mushrooms which were served in a watery and overly buttery sauce.

At the end the staff apologised if the service was a bit under par but we were totally okay with it as we know the service is tight under usual circumstances. Great of them to acknowledge this however. Like a good friend, we will back to visit them again soon!

4 star rating
by Tuku
6 months ago

Sunday 26 April 15. 1st visit. Impression of the place looks small from the front. On entering its huge, upstairs and downstairs. Pre booked our seats of 15 people. Car park at the back of the cafe. Celebrated a bday brunch. Staff extremely patient very friendly and professional. Ordered our dish, nice presentation and appetizing. Delicious too. Very affordable. Thoroughly enjoyed the company and the atmosphere. Thank you @bean there cafe staff. Keep up the good work.

5 star rating
by Vitale Eti
6 months ago

This is a fave brunch venue, for our family b'days and catch ups, it's spacious inside w. upstairs and downstairs dining areas and the eggs benedict and big breakfast are always winners. The freshly baked muffins are a take home must have too. Plenty of side street parking and they have their own parking space behind the building.

5 star rating
by Lyricsakisi
7 months ago

Finally came here for brunch after having it bookmarked on my page for a couple of months. Lovely business that is run by wonderful owners. There mango smoothies are out of this world same goes for there coffee. Food and drinks are reasonably priced.
The food is A+ so is there customer service. All the employees are friendly and very welcoming. Will definitely be coming back to Bean There Cafe.

5 star rating
by Benjamin Thompson
9 months ago

Great service and food. The staff have taken the time to learn our names and greet us when we come in. They offer really good meal/coffee combos that never disappoint

3 star rating
by Love My Coffee!
11 months ago

I stopped in here just before Christmas, and bought the coffee and muffin combo which was good value.   The coffee, and service were also very good.  I had just been to the vets with my dog, and took her with me to the cafe, and am pleased to say they are dog friendly.  Parking is available outside the cafe, or  customer parking is available at the back of the cafe.

5 star rating
by Marie Inder
Nov 14, 2014

I love this place! Coffee is fantastic, served with a friendly greeting and a smile. Food is tasty and service is prompt, even when they're chokka busy. Highly recommend this spot to anyone. Only downside is that it's so popular, some times it's hard to get a park anywhere near, esp when dropping in for a takeaway coffee.

4 star rating
by Mary Smith-Underwood
Oct 18, 2014

Lovely clean little establishment. Coffee strong as i like it. Nice chiller selection and very friendly staff. I only popped in for a coffee but next time i'm in onehunga.

5 star rating
by Angela Leslie
Aug 29, 2014

Favourite Cafe - friendly staff, awesome coffee, great food, child friendly and they even remember your name :) lol

Angela n Holly

4 star rating
by Katy Horrocks
Jul 16, 2014

Popped in for a cuppa with miss 6 & mr 5 during school holidays. Crisp sunny winters day. Ordered Flatwhite $4.00, white chocolate & cranberry slice $4.50 and 2 free fluffies.
Apparently fluffies a free here, and standard sml fw is 2 shots. Very nice coffee, colouring for kids & a play area for small kids. Slice was very tasty and came with cream or yoghurt. Charming staff.
We needed a break from the weather - this was the perfect stop on our walk (and they were completely ok with children eating from there lunch boxes - thanks)

2 star rating
by Alecia Browne
Jun 28, 2014

We've been a couple of times but lately the food isn't up to its usually standard. The café is cold and draughty which was obvious given the wall heaters were switch off and a fireplace with little heat coming out of it. We asked one of the staff to turn on the heaters and she ignored us twice. Overall a disappointing experience so we decided to not go back.

5 star rating
by Chris Lautua
May 14, 2014

It was Mothers Day, packed and busy but we received great service and awesome tasting food. For a group of 12, they did extremely well, highly recommend this place especially as a break from the busy mall :)

3 star rating
by Angelica Wilson
May 11, 2014

Food is alright but definitely not worth the amount it costs for it.

5 star rating
by Robyn Geddis
May 01, 2014

We went there on Easter Sunday for a morning coffee. The deal was a coffee and a muffin or scone for $6. The scones were huge! Fantastic value. Not only that there is no surcharge on a public holiday. To top it all off the staff walked around offering all their customers an Easter egg. The staff were all so smiling and friendly and the place had a warm, cosy feel to it. I can't wait to go back there! by far the best café I have been to in a long time.

1 star rating
by Nicholas
Mar 25, 2014

Really disappointed, friend and I went for breakfast. We ordered our breakfast and coffee. First breakfast came, waited for the second breakfast to arrive. Ten minutes later ask the waitress how far away it was. She said oh I forgot to order it. I said to her just to get me a coffee and don't worry about breakfast. Waited ten minutes and I had to ask another waitress, it appeared that my coffee had not been ordered. What a disappointment!!! It appears the service has gone down hill. Would not recommend any more, staff are too busy talking about their weekend and not serving customers!!!!

2 star rating
by Ashley
Mar 15, 2014

Have been here twice now, the first time was fine but after our second experience will not be returning. We walked in the door and the place wasn't full from what we could see downstairs but there were hardly any staff around. We seated ourselves only to be ignored by all staff. Walked up to the counter to collect our own menus. Then it just went down hill from there. Staff were all around us cleaning tables and standing round but we were still ignored even after looking around at the staff. We then had to ask someone if they could please take our order and get us some drinks and water. Ordered our food to only continually be ignored. Forty minutes passed and food hadn't arrived. Asked a waiter to check he said 2 minutes away. Waited another 20 still no food. Finally someone came and told us there was a big party upstairs and food was on it's way. Finally came and my partners food was drowned in mince and my omelette had more egg than topping was not pleasant. One staff member attempted to
Redeem the terrible time by bringing us a smoothie on the house but by now we were unimpressed and felt like if the staff had come and said that there was a wait on the food and hadn't ignored us to start with we would of been more understanding. Instead we have told family who quite enjoyed going there about our experience and it's safe to say they will not be coming back.

4 star rating
by Briar Roberts
Mar 03, 2014

I've seen this place be a lot of things over the years - always really average bars, etc but for valentines day my darling took me there for breakfast and it was really good. I had French toast and my boyfriend had.. A big breakfast or something - both were really good sizes and great waitresses, esp because I'm a picky person. I have been recommending this place to people and will defiantly be going again!

4 star rating
by Davao Mariner
Jan 10, 2014

I always go here for breakfast before going to Dressmart which is just down the road. They have the yummiest portobello mushrooms and the spicy chorizo on toast. Coffee was great. Open space atmosphere with plenty of seating.

4 star rating
by David Parussini
Dec 19, 2013

This is the first review I have ever given on this site as I believe Jeff and his team deserve a mention - I have been visiting these guys for awhile now - genuine service, the best flat whites in Onehunga (the Velo blend is excellent..), light and airy aesthetic and the "1 %'s" like bringing water to your table keeps me coming back. Keep up the good work guys!

5 star rating
by Lisa
Jul 14, 2013

Bean there cafe is my new favourite!
This is the first time using this menu mania, but I felt it was very necessary to write a review, because I'm so pleased with the service, food, and coffee!
I thought I'd try the bubble and squeak, from the all day menu, it was divine. I also ordered a flat white, and was one of the nicest I've had in a long time!
I can't wait to come back and try something else off the menu! Everything looks so yummy. Good stuff to all the staff, you have one very happy customer :D

5 star rating
by Kerensa Robertson
Jul 13, 2013

I've never actually eaten the food but the coffee is amazing, and the service is very friendly! Just put a sidewalk sign out so we can tell when you are open when driving past so I remember to stop more often!

1 star rating
by Food Lover
Jul 07, 2013

We had the most horrible breakfast you could imagine.
The chef cannot even cook eggs.

We were very disappointed and had to return our plates back to be cooked again and at the end it didn't come out of kitchen the way we wanted.

Feedback given to them and all they said is sorry but we ain't going back

5 star rating
by Jessica
Jun 06, 2013

Amazing cafe! Went for brunch with family and we all absolutely loved our meals! In-laws thought the eggs benedict they all had was perfect and the best they had ever had!
I had the blueberry pancakes, (which they now can make gluten free - yay!!!) and they were absolutely devine - the best pancakes I have ever had!
Great friendly and attentive service as well!!

3 star rating
by Pauline Bennett
Apr 27, 2013

Came here this morning to try it out as it s the closest cafe to my home. Venue is light , airy and spacious, and is also extremely popular for people with children. The food cabinet had a selection of reasonably priced and yummy looking sweet slices, plus the usual panini and quiche selections. The breakfast menu seemed a bit basic and I just ordered the eggs on toast. I was a bit disappointed when it arrived as the toast was 3 half slices of ordinary sliced package bread. Staff are friendly and attentive, but I don't think I would make it one of my regular places to eat.

5 star rating
by Amber Ranganui
Apr 22, 2013

This has become a regular lunch spot for us. The food is great and the service is second to none. Pricing good also. Highly recommend this as a place to have the best coffee around, the best food and be treated as special by all of the staff.

5 star rating
by Arlene Scerri
Jan 27, 2013

If you want a great coffee and good home cooked food this is where you need to go. The atmosphere along with the staff are just fantastic and even customers are very friendly towards each other. You have a great choice of food from hot to cold. I love my coffee and have to say that this was one of the best coffees I have ever had.
Well done to you all for making my experience worth talking about.

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