Monique R. said: "Absolutely delicious! My husband and I had the stuffed snapper and the vegetarian biriyani – we will definitely come back to try more items on the menu. The food was full of flavour and the snapper came out on a sizzling hotplate…" read more »
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Reviews for Benediction Cafe
by Nancy D.
1st May 2014
Unfortunately the poor reviews continue. It is sad when in this Auckland “coffee culture”, a barrista cannot just accept that he has made a mistake. I paid for a regular (extra shot, extra cost) coffee and received a weak milky substitute. When, after 2 people assured me that my coffee was not a double shot, I politely asked for what I had ordered and the barrista belligerently replied “I know it is a double because I made it myself”. He was wrong and extremely reluctantly asked me if I would like another one. I said yes, and a proper double appeared shortly thereafter. In Auckland, no one who works in a cafe can afford for their ego to get in the way of good service. There is always the next cafe to take their business.
by Rachelle W.
20th January 2013
I really like Benediction cafe – they do the BEST Eggs Benedict in Auckland. Good service and friendly staff. Highly rate them for tasty meals.
8th July 2012
Pro: Small sweet bites (tiny slices)
Cons: Taste of coffee, only open till 2:30, overpriced soy…
Unfortunately there are too many cons for it to be a great café.
I had a flat white – which didn’t convince me as the froth on it was very bitter and the coffee taste too overwhelming. I find $1 way too much for soy milk. I liked the small sweet treats which they offered – taste of mine was ok.
It was good to see organic phoenix products and their emphasis on the menu that they use free range eggs. So if they offer organic local fizzy drinks, why do they also need Coca-Cola and Bundaberg? It also would have been good to know if the coffee is organic and fair-trade. I just saw that they use Allpress.
I’ve become a big fan of keepcups and would have liked to see them being sold here, rather than always giving out disposable cups. Even a person consuming her coffee in the café had a throw-away cup in front of her.
I personally also go to cafés in the afternoon – even after 4 or 5pm. Closing at 2:30 is way too early.
It’s an interesting setting and allows space to do some work, but isn’t very cozy and inviting. If you do decide to go there to do some work on your PC, make sure you won’t run out of power as there are no sockets.
28th December 2011
Consistently bad. Boring menu. Orders are ALWAYs forgotten. We once ordered a meal….only to wait 45minutes for it to arrive (after asking where it was) THEN to be told they actually had run out and would we like to order anything else.
Coffee is not good at all and regardless of the fact we live really close by we choose to walk a bit further away to buy it elsewhere.
I really wish they were better.
29th August 2011
I ordered a spinach eggs benedict ($15.50) and a cappuccino ($4.00) for brunch however the meal and service was disappointing. The spinach eggs benedict seemed like they were made by an amateur chef, in tiny servings with very dry slices of bagel, over-cooked eggs and bad quality spinach that were very hard to chew. Plus they have forgotten about my coffee.
by William W.
23rd June 2011
When we first moved to Auckland, we ate here pretty frequently. The breakfasts are decent. However, the last two times we have eaten here, they have “lost” our order. They are clearly unorganized, and have a “so-what” attitude about losing our orders. We were offered a free coffee, even though each time took over an hour to get out food.
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