nkcloita said: "I love to drop by to enjoy their glass of wine with a light meal like sandwiches, pies, quiche, salads, etc. A cozy little place next to their wine shop. Quality of food was beyond my expectation. I guess they have a right chef…" read more »
We’re very lucky to have Queenie’s as our nearest cafe. I buy coffee from here every weekend and it’s definitely the best coffee that I’ve had in Auckland. We also eat there from time to time and the one thing that you can say about Queenie’s is that what they do they do very well.
Their baking is outstanding and their mixture of sweet and savory cooked breakfasts are fantastic. The only drawback I would say about Queenie’s is that their breakfast menu has a lot of things that you wouldn’t consider to be classic dishes. It does make it hard to pick. But nonetheless, what ever gets served tends to be amazing.
Although I always explore different cafes, I just never came across this one as it is so hidden. I’m glad I found it and tried it out. The pastries was standard – for a good cafe. Staff was nice, seating inside and outside very inviting and I loved the little details, like the little jug which they brought out. I also found it a great idea to already have bottles of water prepared with two glasses on top to take to the table with you.
The arty decor at Queenie’s just makes me want to love this place. The food is good, but sometimes a bit bland, and portions are somewhat on the small side. I like the varied menu, but some items feel pricey. For instance, the caramelised onion and goats cheese tart ($15) would be a cabinet item in many other cafes, quite apart from the fact that it came out cold in the middle last time. The kosheri (Egyptian rice with lentils, $16) is basically just a plate of grains and pulses with a side salad, nice but overpriced. Would and do come back for the ambience.
Queenie’s Tearoom is one of my favourite little cafes in Auckland. The service here is second to none. The staff work fast and efficiently. They keep a keen eye on all the tables and are fast to clear away and ask if you need a top-up of coffee. Many cafes could learn what great service is from observing these guys.
The location is perfect – tucked away in quiet, suburban street in Freeman’s Bay, very close to the Eco Store and New World. Sitting outside is a pleasure because the road is so peaceful; you can enjoy fresh air – no dirty fumes, unlike on Ponsonby Rd.
I love the Kiwiana decor, the mural is brilliant, the bathroom is gorgeous and spotlessly clean.
The food is delicious. There are plenty of vegetarian options which I really appreciate. The coffee is the best in Auckland, strong but not bitter, an orgasm in a cup!
I cannot fault Queenie’s, it is superb.
I went for breakfast on Saturday with 3 friends and we all LOVED it! The location is great (if a little hard to find) the service and coffee were both excellent and the food was just delicious. I thoroughly recommend the brown rice porridge. We will all be returning.
Great coffee, beautiful food. I have been here loads of times, and keep returning because of its consistently good food and coffee; fabulous owner and warm staff.
Good coffee, beautiful lunch and the home baking was divine. Service was a bit mixed – they were a bit standoffish with me till they realised I was with someone who frequently visits there. Not sure what that was about, but would visit again just for the food!
This place is so cute. A real hidden gem, actually. Amazing coffee and the interiors are gorgeous, but the takeaway coffee is a bit slow! But the homemade baking is still yummy and the staff are super friendly.
When I discovered this cafe, the coffee was excellent. It quickly became the place I stopped at everyday on the way to work.
But unfortunately quickly couldn’t be used to describe how long it takes for a takeaway coffee. I just don’t have 10-15 minutes in the morning to wait. The barista often doubles as the counter person, causing massive delays.
Please sort it out, I love your cafe and your coffee!
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