Excel Cafe

3 star rating 6 reviews

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09 3076634

University of Auckland, Level 1, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland

7 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Fri), Sat & Sun Closed


Reviews for Excel Cafe

1 star rating
by Ana Allid
one month ago

Absolutely appalling. For a cafe that is situated in a university, you would think they would be more considerate when they price their menu. THE MOST OVER PRICED COFFEE I have ever had and it came in the smallest cup. The taste was really unpleasant- not worth the price at all. I then ordered a slice, it was incredibly dry that I had to order water too. It barely had any taste and it felt like they just hired a bunch of primary school children to bake it. I cannot express how incredibly dry it was, it literally stuck to the back of my throat. This is the most terrible cafe I have ever been to.

1 star rating
by A.w
2 months ago

I am not one to usually review a cafe but after buying a muffin and coffee every morning for months, one morning two weeks ago I experienced some of the worst customer service. The gentleman who served me was so rude that I now visit strata. Will not return. Certain staff need to learn some manners and general respect when dealing with customers.

2 star rating
by Kaala Nguyen
4 months ago

Just got a cup of iced coffee here. The worst $6 I have ever spent. I'm not sure what they used for coffee flavor but it's too bitter and tastes like burnt beans. Can't even drink it. I understand it's a busy day at uni with all the students coming back but the quality control is really bad.

At least service was fast, but I have no plan to come back here.

2 star rating
by Eva K
Jun 20, 2014

I went there for breakfast during exams and ordered a salmon eggs benedict. It looked pretty sad; Slurp and Strata can do a better eggs benedict. For $16.50 I got two small slices of toasted bread with a few bits of salmon and two poached eggs perched on top. With hollandaise covering the eggs. The service was pretty shabby, the server managed to tilt my plate in such a way while he was placing it down that an egg fell off onto the table. I could have had a more satisfying breakfast at McDonalds for only $10.50.

4 star rating
by Miranda
Jun 25, 2012

This place has the best pasta salads ever! They have different pasta salads everyday so you never get tired of them and they taste fantastic heated up. Their coffee prices are decent! I come here almost every day!

3 star rating
by Lynnette Xu
Aug 10, 2010

3 stars, I don't know about you, but poor service really hits the spot for me, if the food and coffee are good I'm willing on some good days to let that pass. But as a student, stressed (and currently procrastinating) it was just disgruntling to have to deal with an unfriendly bossy till person. no eye contact, cold brioche (when i asked clearly for it to be heated - she even asked me!) no cutlery and when i asked for a knife, she said they didn't come with knives - this is a lie because they came with them a few days ago!

I gave this place 3 starts because the brioche was (when it was heated) just amazing. Don't know how they do it, but it beats anywhere else in Uni and its cheapish. The coffee was average, not as good as it use to be, but I'm willing to live with that for now.