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- Free On-Street, Free Off-Street
- Price Range:
- Moderate, $15 - $25
- Wine, Beer
- No BYO
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Dietary Restrictions:
- Soy-free, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free
- Meals Served:
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
- Payment Types:
- EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Outdoor Seating:
Reviews for Richmond Road Cafe
by Wolfie W.
30th June 2014
Ate breakfast here on Sunday as we were having a lazy weekend. The staff were all very professional and pleasant, and the interior was spotlessly clean. I chose the spinach with poached egg on truffled agria loaf – no need for an explanation as I know my potatoes. It was very tasty and perfectly cooked, and nice to have a breakfast that isn’t heart attack sized. Hubby had the Grill which on this day could also include their own black pudding, and it was duly added. He pronounced everything to be excellent but I felt I needed to check out the black pudding myself (big favourite of mine) so I stole a bit from under his nose. It was Very Good. In fact I would buy it if they sold it. The coffee was good, and it was a pleasant morning out. The thing stopping me giving me a 5 star rating is hard to put a finger on … it was all a bit austere perhaps, a lack of warmth in the welcome, and all just a bit too shiny somehow. Strange, as normally the Hip Group tend to inject a bit more persona into their projects. Let me say again, though, the food was excellent, its just not always all about the food.
by Emma W.
26th April 2014
The menu is very limited, seems repetitive and eggs come with just about everything. Plus, the waitresses must need to explain to every group what the agria loaf is, just call it hash brown or potato cake!
The smashed eggs dish looked under cooked and the squid dish had and odd combination of flavours which did not work together.
They also need to improve the cabinet food as the sandwich I had was soggy all along one side of the bottom due to the tomato filling.
Find somewhere else on Richmond Road unless you want to pay $20 for small portions of average food.
by Eugene J.
5th February 2014
This place is consistently excellent. The staff are fantastic and good fun. The coffee is brilliant and the food excellent. There is always a dog or two to admire at the front door.
by Craig W.
9th January 2014
I ate there for the second time recently. The food was ok except for the fact that I was served a cooked tomato that was rotten. It had been cut open when I received it and was at the point where the seeds were black. This was clearly not a marginal situation. What was worse was the dismissive response for the waitress saying that it is a fact of life in summer weather. There was no attempt to make it right or improve the experience for me. I won’t be back and may not bother with any of the others in the chain if that’s how they operate.
by Brian S.
23rd October 2013
I have visited this café on several occasions. Nice clean place. Very busy and the Allpress coffee is good most of the time. Very professional service and food is good. The waiter was very prompt and the kitchen was fast considering how busy the place was.
5th January 2013
Had a great lunch & good coffee.
Service was incredible – staff constantly walking the floor ensuring water glasses full, plates cleared etc. Free sparkling water a really great extra. Food was very good & atmosphere very enjoyable. Shaded deck a great spot to while away the afternoon.
Will be back soon.
29th September 2012
Richmond Road Cafe always delivers on exceptional, well priced (for Auckland!) food. They have a great range of menu options. On my most recent trip I ordered buttermilk pancakes with a rubarb compote and citrus mascarpone. The pancakes were lovely and light and the mascarpone cut through the sweetness of the rubarb. For a beverage I tried their banana and passionfruit smoothie which was ok – I would have liked more passionfruit but not a big issue. Service is ok – it could be better and a lot more welcoming and friendly. This Cafe does get REALLY busy on weekends but I have never found the noise to be an issue. A cafe well worth checking out!
12th August 2012
Had breakfast here today and it was very nice.Friendly staff and food was delicious.Coffee needs a little tweaking but overall very nice and welcoming!
by Kathryn A.
22nd June 2012
Had a delightful time at this cafe. We shared a very nice smoothie which was lime and passionfruit between 3 of us which was no problem at all for the lovely Scottish waiter. Our meals were great the Eggs Bene, Vege Breakfast and Braised bianchi di spagna beans. My vege breakfast did come out only slightly warm which was a little frustrating as it should be coming out hot. Will return to try the gorgeous looking buttermilk pancakes
3rd September 2009
I go to this café every day for a coffee as it is the closest one to where I work and it is generally quite good. The staff are exceptional, service is very friendly and fast and the even open the doors for you if they are anywhere nearby.
The only thing that let them down really is that their coffee is very hit and miss. Sometimes burnt, sometimes over-extracted and sometimes the milk is horrible.
If there was a closer café to me then I would probably have switched by now for coffee but go there for the food!
by Karen G.
7th July 2009
Fantastic food, warm, friendly, bustling environment.
I loved the roast beetroot salad with cress, mint, almonds and grilled haloumi.
As my lunch companion, the esteemed food critic Ewan McDonald said (NZ Herald 29/4/09), “We agree that cress – the grown-up sort, not that ridiculous mini-me – adds flavour and character as a salad, but when you’re meeting someone for the first time, it’s damned difficult to nibble with dignity. Just try to murmur business intimacies with a lengthy stalk hanging from a corner of your mouth.”
Tee hee hee. That’s how it was.
by Lavinia I.
19th July 2008
The coffee was bitter for the first few times I went their but it has gotten better
I have had the eggs bene salmon srambled eggs which i love the service of your staff are excellent they are always checking to see if you are ok or need something else which is lovely and I love the freshly squeezed juices I always have one when I have time to eat over all I would recommend Richmond Road Cafe to everyone
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