Nack D. said: "Fantastic lively restaurant. My girlfriend and I turned up out of the blue on a Saturday evening and found it was packed out, great atmosphere with some nice live music. Had some wine at the bar and after a short wait we…" read more »
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Reviews for Foxtrot Parlour at Ponsonby Central
by Wolfie W.
30th June 2014
We had breakfast here on Saturday, arriving just after they opened. The welcome was warm, and throughout our very long and leisurely meal we chatted with several wait staff, all were very friendly and engaging. The ambience was pleasantly quirky with plenty of nice little touches like small bunches of flowers in old silver teapots, jugs etc, and rustic old bone handled cutlery. I for one love this ecclectic mix, and enjoyed the atmosphere.
Food: The coffee was perfect. Absolutely the right temperature and nicely rounded with no bitterness. I ordered the Coddled Eggs, and they were delicious, tasty and beautifully cooked, with a good serve of bacon. The combination of wilted spinach with a good grind of nutmeg is a winner, always. I loved them and would order them again in a moment. The robust toast “soldiers” which accompanied the eggs came with a twist of real butter in greaseproof paper – another nice touch.
Husband had the Moorish Omlette, which featured chorizo, semi dried tomatoes, basil and feta. He loved it and wouldn’t share.
We came back after doing the rounds of the fresh market, and just timed it right to grab a table as some folk were leaving (it was a busy time of day!) and had another flat white with their famous donuts. These were huge, and very nice – we tried the Berry and the Salted Caramel, my favourite was the caramel, and this time it was me who wasn’t sharing. Again we experienced great service, and staggered off pleasantly full, very happy and appreciative of the walk home in the sunshine after an extremely fulfilling morning. Nice job!
by Alessandra F.
21st June 2014
The service was really good but the food is terrible, I had the worst scrambled eggs ever and the coffee is also not good. My partner had the famous creamy egg and the egg whites was completely raw it was just poached egg with milk a bit of cheese and bacon on top. I will never come back.
by Tina W.
1st June 2014
Been wanting to come here to try out their donuts that I’ve seen everywhere on Instagram, to be honest $6 for a donut isn’t cheap and the taste wasn’t nice either. It was very dense and dry. Also not to mention that some of the cakes and muffins on the counter wasn’t covered and I witness a fly flying around the landing on some of the food (yuck!) They should also consider changing their cutlery, it was old and looked like it wasn’t washed properly. For a cafe situated in Ponsonby, I would think that it is up to a standard but frankly it wasn’t. Pretty disappointed really.
by David B.
9th March 2014
I really like this place because of the atmosphere and location.
So I have been back a number of times. Each time I am disappointed with the food. I have tried two pies as they look great in the cabinet and inviting. The first time, one was cold-ish in the middle and lack taste. On another visit I again ordered a pie and this time it was burn’t and the filling bland.
The service is also rather slow.
I might give it another in time.
by Mark S.
2nd September 2013
I agree with previous review. This place is sub standard. Cabinet food looks nice but we ordered off the menu.
The haloumi was sliced wafer thin and overlooked. Very very small portion for the price!
The kedgeree was a joke . About 100ml for $17 dollars.
They can’t seriously expect people to come back for the food!
I don’t believe there was a chef in this kitchen.
Nice atmosphere though.
by Rob W.
9th June 2013
Wow, very very disappointed with this place. Miserable Sunday morning, in dire need of good coffee and great food – alas, none was found. Guys, if you cant even cook bacon that its burnt to a cinder, then leave it off the menu…my basic Eggs/ Bacon/ tomato were probably the worst I have come across for the money paid. Stay away from the very small plates and give me value for money, at $33.00 for two coffees and a very small portion of food, I am bitter. I asked for the bacon to be cooked again – whats worst is that it came out on a plate, sooo frig-gen small I could not eat it and then again the bacon was burnt. Get it together guys, its just not that difficult to get the basics right and stay clear of trying to be too fancy.
by Chris B.
19th May 2013
A visitor to Auckland, and I went looking for this cafe – cant remember how I heard of it. But I am very glad I found it!
It is set within a larger development of very funky shops – sort of open plan. Very well decked out and a pleasure to sit in.
Food ticked all the boxes, and was refreshingly different, whilst catering for ones usual wants!! Lovely menu and cabinet food.
Staff really engaged with us and were helpful and friendly. Great work.
Can’t recommend this place enough. We’ll be back when next in Auckland.
by Jane G.
12th January 2013
Went today and it was deservedly packed, banh mi and halloumi toast were both delicious plus there was a whole range of sweet treats in jars on the counter I can’t wait to try on later visits! I hope this place does well!
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