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Great food, great coffee, great staff. We ordered the full size items from the menu but its great to see they offer some half size meal portions for those with smaller appetites. We would definitely recommend this place and would come back again.
Hadn’t been here for a couple of years so came with a voucher, glad to see the outdoor area has had a spruce up. Coffee is still excellent and also had a soy smoothie with honey which was delicious. I ordered the corn fritters and my friend got the burger. Corn fritters were delicious, however the portions were a tad small. Burger was awesome and the chips were the best I’ve had in ages. Good as service from the guy with tattoos! Want to see this place as busy as it used to be, it’s a cool cafe in a sweet as location.
Had breakfast at this place with voucher deal. The customer service was great. The coffee was good and food was 7/10, but the good selection of food choices. Would definitely be going back again
Not much has changed since we visited in Oct 2012. First time, chicken salad was full of mesclun and very little chicken. This time, potato rosti was deep fried to death – extremely crispy & dried plus 2 very thinly sliced smoked salmon. Poor value for money and won’t be back.
We have had brunch at this restaurant many times this year and this is our favourite spot. Service very good. Meals nicely prepared, good size and yummy. Nice decor. The only problem with any business in Kingsland is parking, but for brunch you are okay.
Had a disappointing lunch here today. My “Deep Blue Salad” sounded good on the menu, but when a mountain of mesclun leaves arrived in front of me, I thought there must have been some mistake. Surely they couldn’t plop half a packet of mesclun leaves on a plate and expect $17.90 for it? Granted, it wasn’t straight from the packet, as a few slices of red onion and some bean sprouts had been mixed in with the mesclun. And when I looked under the mesclun, I saw three small rolled up slices of smoked salmon and four small prawns. I believe the meal’s ingredients would have cost around $5. Very poor value. Hubby’s “Portuguese Chicken Sandwich” wasn’t much better. I see it is listed in the menu on this website at $16.90, however today it is selling for $18.50. The bottom bun of the “sandwich” (which was actually a burger) was soaked through from all the mesclun leaves, and the chicken had very little flavour. Worst of all was the side dish of “crisps”, which were straight from a supermarket-bought bag of Solay potato chips. Hubby was pretty offended by this – the cafe is supposed to entice us with its own cuisine, not processed stuff straight from a packet. We won’t be returning.
Not very impressive. I expected better from a Cafe with many vegetarian dishes but was VERY disappointed to order the VEGE breakfast and be presented with a large pile of spinach barely cooked and no flavour (and more than anyone could ever eat and so wet the rest of the food on the plate was swimming in water)
A huge pile of roasted GREEN capsicum, okay mushrooms, a disgusting overcooked and DEEP fried “hash brown” which was most likely defrosted for too long before it was cooked to a crisp (as we heard lots of microwaving from the kitchen)
Dry boring toast and 2 poached eggs. Would not come back here unfortunately. Only good thing was the coffee which was nice.
Very disappointed- I’m a vegetarian & ordered the potato & leek soup but instead was given pea & ham, apparently the chef didn’t tell the wait staff the soup had changed. Chef did not apologize and I was not offered compensation. My boyfriend’s order was also messed up, he had already paid for his then was told they had run out then mucked up the order change – won’t be going back or buying their coffee anymore
Not impressed at all really! The music was ok, quite nice and one of the staff members was nice. Unfortunately my roasted vegetable and mushroom lasagne was not only cold in the middle it was yuck!
Roasted vegetable??? Hmmm the bottom was all pumpkin, there was something green in there but not sure if it was cabbage or spinach as it was too overcooked. I was most unimpressed with the fact that the mushrooms were from a tin!
This was my first visit – probably my last. Shame as it’s so close to work.
Apparently they do a good breakfast brunch but I’ll stick with The Wine Box in Albany Village thanks!
After terrible experiences 3 years ago, involving long waits and raw patties in burgers, we had vowed never to return. However, since I couldn’t write a poor review based on ancient history, and from online comments, it looked like things had improved in the meantime, not to mention the place had an offer in the Entertainment Book, we decided to give them another chance. Perhaps third time lucky?
We decided to try out their new dinner menu, even though the place was basically empty, apart from some people coming and going who seemed to be acquainted with the staff. The background music was pleasant and service was friendly. Were our fears unfounded?
We ordered the Thai Fish Cakes ($13.50) and Pea and Goat Cheese Tart ($12.50) for starters. The fish cakes were served in a lettuce leaf bowl and were inedibly salty, even when you combined each mouthful with salad leaves. The tart, while definitely better than the fish cakes and beautifully decorated with pea tendrils, was nothing special. The best part (apart from the pea tendrils) was probably the onion chutney it came with, which tasted of sweet balsamic.
For mains we only ordered one plate to share, the Hungarian Chicken Papriksh ($26). This creamy macaroni based dish had overcooked pasta topped with two pieces of chicken. The sauce was inoffensive, but not particularly exciting. Overall, it was something that you would be pretty pleased to get, if served at the university canteen, but it was definitely not worth the money that was charged for it.
Someone should take the chef to Depot, Serafin or the Clare Inn Irish Pub (for instance) so he can see for himself the standard of food which you can buy for $26 in Auckland prime locations. Roasted Addiqtion will probably have customers simply due to the crowds from the Rugby World Cup, but they are definitely not putting their best foot forward.
Fantastic food, fantastic service!
Hubby ordered big breakfast which was amazing, he’s a big breakfast connoisseur and this one blew his socks off. Yum home made hash brown (why is this so hard to find at cafes??) He was a very happy camper. I had the french toast which was Divine! Coffee and hot chocolate were perfect.
We had perfect weather and chose to sit out in the courtyard out back which was lovely. The staff are so friendly and made the whole experience even better.
Well done boys & girls!
The menu boasts a great brunch selection for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free diets, as well as many traditional dishes.
I had the vegetarian potato hash cakes – with two poached eggs on top of silverbeet and a cake of grated potato and parmigianino with avocado, salad and relish on the side. It was really good!
Another member of our group enjoyed the bacon version of the potato hash cakes, while the third member ordered the Vegan Tofu Florentine which looked fabulous.
Good service, great location. Our only complaint is trying to find a park in Kingsland is a mission.
You can read my full review of Roasted Addiqtion at http://celestereviews….
2 of us ordered Big Breakfast each, Latte and Berry Smoothie (Had this 3 times – always great!)
– Home made potato hash browns (potato rostis) and they are yum!
WHY DON’T MORE CAFE’S DO THEIR OWN HASH BROWNS!!!
– Home made baked beans and they are yum!
- Nice Kransky sausage
- Proper butter served on the side
– Had to choose between mushrooms and baked beans
- Free range eggs but would also like free range bacon and sausages
- We have rung ahead with order when on a tight time schedule which they don’t mind
– We definitely will go back again!
Last time I went to Roasted Addiqtion I was a bit hesitant as I had heard a few things about the coffee that weren’t too great.I was Pleasantly surprised with the friendly service and menu available, though I do think there is room for improvement with with their soy coffee’s. – I don’t’ know If I’m just being too fussy as I know some people find soy hard to work with.
Overall I was pretty happy, If they improve with there Soy lattes I would defiantly be a regular!
After a few staffing issues, I’m glad to see they’ve finally gotten everything sorted and the coffee is back to it’s usual brilliance. Nice one.
There were some good points about our visit to Roasted Addiqtion but these were outweighed by the negatives.
The cafe didn’t get off to a good start by refusing our Entertainment Book voucher – I admit it was Easter Monday and thus a public holiday, but the Entertainment Book only specified that vouchers wouldn’t be accepted on Good Friday or Easter Sunday. Oh, and they still charged us the 15% surcharge.
However, we decided to stay – probably not the smartest decision. The service was great from some staff, surly from others. The coffee was weak and only just warm enough. Our food arrived very quickly – too quickly for mine to have been prepared for me… I’m positive it had been pre-prepared. My friend said her vege quiche was good. I had the scrambled eggs with salmon and a side of homemade hashbrowns. The eggs were watery and the hashbrowns hard – like eating potato chips. Onthe positive side, it was a good-sized serving. I was hungry so ate one of the hashbrowns that actually had some moisture still in it but left the other. When I mentioned the hashbrowns to one of the staff, whilst he was apologetic, he wasn’t apologetic enough to offer money back or even a free coffee.
Overall, not a great experience – a shame given the other positive reviews that the cafe has received.
Why is it that when you walk in the door, your not greeted any longer?
Kingsland is synonymous with students and the carefree adult youth of today, such is demonstrated clearly at Handmade burgers just meters from Roasted, however easy going might be one thing, but going as far as ignoring the customers is another.
All staff appear to be young, somewhat arrogant men, who seem to have trouble taking orders in a decent amount of time.
The food is pleasant, typical for this type of cafe, and relatively overpriced considering just 5 doors down, you can pretty much get everything with $5 off, in double portions at Crutial Traders.
The turn around on a coffee can at times be rather awful, however the smooth blend of the coffee you’ll receive should surely compensate. Don’t forget to try a smoothie also, they can be quite the solution on a humid Auckland summer day.
The environment suits the location, and the bathrooms are for ONCE clean (unlike similar cafes you find ANYWHERE) however the outdoor area is effectively a JOKE (there’s ALWAYS time for landscaping!, no excuses), the table arrangement seems scattered, making it feel somewhat cluttered and crampt, and the ‘Cosy Couch’ often reminds you of their lack of attention to detail, looking tired, worn and unclean.
All around, the cafe needs a lot more work if they want to charge the prices they do. My recommendation, Take a stroll to The Fridge instead.
Service greatly lacking. For what we paid, the food was very average. I’ve had a better experience dining at McDonalds
Once upon a time was my favourite cafe for breakfast or lunch. Love the brioches and the coffee. Portions are big and bursting with flavours. Well done – a good revival.
Comfortable rustic interior, the staff are always nice to deal with.
Great little cafe serving good quality food. We’ve had some great meals here lunchtimes and evenings – the pasta of the day and salads are always tasty and good value, while the desserts are excellent. Service is in our experience usually good, if sometimes a little chilled. In our experience lunch and evening service was better than breakfast.
consistently good coffee.
One of the few cafes in Auckland with a relaxing chilled out atmosphere.
Tasty and generous sized portions and excellent coffee.
I am now a regular visitor for brunch. They also offer delicious ready to eat food in the way of pizzas,brioche, frittata’s and wraps run. I’ve always found service to be great; swift and pleasant.
One of the best brunch experiences I’ve had in Auckland.
A great place to lounge on the old couches, drink stunningly good coffee, and eat huge brunch fry-ups on a Saturday morning.
Very relaxing. This is quintessential Kingsland cafe culture.
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