Suzannah G. said: "This was a seriously good ‘Black & Beef’ pie I had here today for lunch. It cost me $14, and was very full of flavour and extremely filling. I think this pie is pretty healthy as far as pies go too, cuz it only had a puff…" read more »
I was a regular of Kreem cafe for about 4 years but in the last 3 months I have been disappointed so much that I would never return. My colleagues and I would stop off there to grab a coffee and a takeaway lunch….but now there is never anything ready in the display counter and when I asked staff when the food would be out I got an abrupt reply. Its a real shame but they have lost about 10 customers from my workplace.
I would never return. On arrival, the guy behind the counter kept rubbing his hands all over his face, I should have known right then and there that this wasn’t going to live up to the Kreem name. Kreem in Manukau is one of my most favourite cafes, Kreem Avondale is horrible. The salad was not worthy of feeding to a human, farm animal yes, human being no. It was old, brown, wilted and just plain disgusting. The frappe we ordered was a bitter coffee, the worst frappe (if you could even call it that) that I’ve ever had, I couldn’t even drink it.
My advice, don’t bother.
Hubby and I decided to go to Kreem for lunch today and were bitterly disappointed.
I ordered a roast vegetable salad that was overheated in the microwave and they must have plucked all the potato out of the bowl in the cabinet as there was more of that than anything else. The pumpkin had not been peeled and was mushy ….. just no love in this salad at all. It was just thrown together.
Hubby ordered the filo and found that to be dry and also lacking love. Far too much filo for the amount of filling.
However, coffee was good.
Have heard mixed reviews on this place, so will give it another go. The people over from us looked as though they were enjoying their pizza, so maybe something fresh from the oven could be the answer.
Bit of a shame as it’s a great location and the layout of the cafe is very nice.
I have been coming to Kreem for over a year and almost every week. I love the breakfasts here. They had large hearty breakfasts which were 10/10 consistently. The coffee was great and quick. I would tell everybody about this place.
However in the last 3 months there appears to be some change to the staffing/chef and the menu. The menu is not as good as the previous, yes it has more selection however the food combinations are not mixed well. The chef is not as near as good as the previous. The food appears more fattier and not balanced. The poached eggs are hard. Also they get my order wrong. I noticed also they have been cutting out the amount of meat in the salads.
I rate highly because I am a loyal customer and hope that it can improve back to the standard it used to be.
I have just finished a cabonara and chicken salad and I must say with my very fussy taste buds that I had no problem eating it all.
Have tried their pizzas and absolutely find them a delight to eat to.
Awesome coffee. Food cabinets are stocked with deliciously, enticing choices and the menu adds further options; Lots of lovely cakes and sweets to choose from, too. Pizzas are available. This cafe is roomy, with seating options both inside and outside. The manager looks after his customers well.
Congratulations to Kreem Cafe, with outstanding friendly service, great food choices, superb coffee it is a delight that takes myself & others I work with back to this clean, spacious & often busy cafe. We have had many a great review from clients that we have lunched here. Special mention to Natasha whom without a doubt is always bubbly, friendly & very courteous . . .even on a Monday morning! Sheesh whats up with that (Lol) And she makes an outstanding coffee! As a heavy traveler away, its always nice to know that this cafe delivers the goods EVERY time. Simply fantastic! Keep it up Kreem. Great team, Great cafe.
OK coffee and a pretty interesting looking menu, but then I order peaches caramelised in brandy and brown sugar, served with French crepes and clotted cream. CLOTTED CREAM Wow! What they really serve is milk foam (they call it whipped cream!!!!) to the table. When I point this out, they can’t really understand what the problem is. Disappear behind the counter and studiously avoid any further contact. Clotted cream is something rather special, rare as hens’ teeth and is to whipped milk foam what steak tartare is to a frozen burger patty or caviar is to salmon roe! It is also called false advertising and I wish a real reviewer on them soon!!!
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