Reviews for Sweetie Cafe
2 months ago
Wide selection of cabinet food both savoury and sweet. Glass cabinet allows you to see everything. Definitely one of Sweeties largest assets. Often cafes don't have enough in these cabinets or a broad enough selection. Sweetie is outstanding in this area, it's the main reason I'd go back if I felt like something to eat in New Windsor.
- Nice branding on items
- Cute themed shop, clean and inviting
- Service was functional
- Prices fairly reasonable
- Pastry was very satisfying and the mince was unique and tasty
- Coffee tasted a bit peculiar, perhaps it's a special type of beans, but not my thing at all
by Kristy Sorrell
2 months ago
I remember enjoying my first meal at Sweetie a couple of years ago, so my husband and I came back for lunch recently.
First impressions: the eggs are not free-range. Animal welfare is really important to us, so eggs and bacon were off the menu- which didn't leave much. I went for Croatian sardines and he went for mince on toast, swapping the poached egg for mushrooms.
The food was well-presented and I enjoyed my sardines, which were exactly as promised with chunky 5-grain bread, sundried tomatoes and basil pesto. The Mediterranean flavours were good together and I enjoyed it. His mince on toast was fine, without being special. The prices were fine and we would have definitely paid an extra $2 for an upgrade to free-range eggs (even it it were just available as an option!)
Overall, I think Sweetie is a cute cafe but some small changes in favour of quality would give it so much more appeal for us.
4 months ago
Nostalgic and surreal sitting in Sweetie waiting for my brunch order. Loved what they'd done to what I remembered as our take away. This morning even with the wet wild weather the cafe was full inside and two covered tables outside full also. My breakfast burrito was full of flavour and the chorizo gave it an extra kick. So filling I couldn't finish it...big thumbs up for the triple shot cappa too 👍👍👍 very quaint nostalgic down to earth local latte sipping joint.
by Ellie F
4 months ago
The place is nice enough, cosy with quirky decor. Most of the cabinet food looked tempting. Basic eggs bene. My main issue was the service, not sure if this one girl was having a bad day but she was unfriendly towards me from the time I stepped up to the counter. Plates didn't get cleared etc. My friend and I decided to get something sweet to take-away, she served my friend first, when she was done I started to order, the server said "no this guy was next" to the person beside me, when I corrected her and said I had been waiting before him she ignored me and asked the guy what he wanted. Rude and unnecessarily ruined what could've been a nice visit.
by Paige Eriwata
5 months ago
Quaint, modern caf with a generous menu of affordable, fresh dishes. Plenty of cabinet food and baked goods on offer such as giant meringue puffs, Anzac cookies and an array of desserts. The friendly staff, fast service and unique decor made for a great visit.
5 months ago
Small little place that is always busy. Good coffee and good food. A place that only has a selected menu items but they are really good at them. If your in the area it's worth a visit.
by Vitale Eti
6 months ago
Another cute little neighbourhood cafe, with a stocked front counter full of freshly baked treats. We stop in here on the way to and hm from visiting the brother in law and the coffee's good too. I really like the cinnamon brioche and often take a slice hm for afternoon tea.
by Michelle Honore
6 months ago
Great little local cafe, been here a few times and have been always pleased with the food, the salmon benedict is delicious. Great coffee, great value and great service only downside is there's not much seating for bigger groups
by Shan Warusa Iris Tse
7 months ago
Best pasta salad ever, brownie was great too, great place to chill and enjoy a light meal, friendly staff and the place is tucked away from the hustle and bustle
7 months ago
Havent had good coffee for months until i found sweetie near home. The cappuccino is amaaaaazing here. Definitely has become my coffee place :)
8 months ago
Have been many times before and love the food and the two friendly front of house staff. The coffee I must say tasted sour and took far too long to get to me. I'm surprised it wasn't cold by the time it was bought out. All I can say is the service is great but speed and taste of coffee is lacking.
by Miss Charlotte Cake
8 months ago
The most amazing selection of flavoured meringues and I'm always a sucker for scouting out the dessert cabinets at any eatery and this place has some wicked looking treats!
This place is great as its only a 2 minute walk from our house so its so nice to roll out of bed and walk up for a lazy Saturday morning coffee. I ordered a Chai Latte and had the option of it being sweet or spicy which I love! So many places dont have that option so I was instantly impressed.
Nicely decorated too :)
by Bryan Gilberd
9 months ago
Nice little suburban Cafe. Their breakfast burritos are great - especially if you need something to take away. They have an appetizing selection of sweet treats too. Unfortunately a large proportion of them are sitting uncovered on the counter right by where you pay so I won't buy those. But the ones in the cabinet are great.
9 months ago
Having a decent cafe in the area is awesome. We often call in for cabinet food - which is usually really good. The most recent visit I had there the coffees took too long to be made. The cafe also lacked some ambience that some music could very easily fix. Hope this place continues to improve and sticks around. We love having this nearby.
9 months ago
Local cafe on the corner of a quiet street. Nice little place if you're looking to catch up with a friend or 2 while in the area, however not ideal for bigger groups as the cafe is quite small. Had the Bacon Eggs Benedict with hashbrowns which was quite delicious and the staff were very pleasant. All in all it was a good visit.
by Caroline Botting
Feb 14, 2014
What used to be a buzzing cafe with delicious food has rapidly gone down hill. We went to Sweetie over Auckland Anniversary Weekend, having not been for a while and what a disappointment. The staff were unfriendly and barely spoke to each other. The coffee tasted like it was made from three day old milk. And the food - well the presentation of the sticky rice and Italian Beans looked OK, the taste was vile. What's going on Sweetie?
by T Pritchard
Jan 23, 2014
Had breakfast with family here today and we were really impressed. We all ordered off the menu and everything was great. I had the steak sandwich which was very tasty and the steak was very tender. Coffee was excellent! Took a couple of cream donuts and a cronut home and theses were delicious and fresh. Look forward to being a regular here, definitely the place to go for freshly baked goodies.
by Grace Nottingham
Jan 15, 2014
Went there to try their cronuts which I'd heard so much about. And disappointing it was! The icing was a waste of time, it all fell off and had a horrible texture. The cronut itself was not how a proper one should be; it was like a soggy donut. Disappointed. Their Oreo cookies and vegetable frittata were pretty good, but wouldn't go back.. Plus the food was out with no protection, poor practice of hygiene and untidy !
Definitely wouldn't go back .
by Jazzy Webb
Nov 30, 2013
Delightful and delicious! Our favourite cafe in Central Auckland to have breakfast. If you actually try the food (unlike the previous reviewer) then I'm sure that you will enjoy it as much as we do. We have family that like to visit there who come from as far as Howick and Birkenhead. We have never had to wait long for a coffee but if I should encounter a delay, I would be more than happy to wait patiently if needed as their coffee is a real highlight for me. My wife is vegetarian and my mother in law needs gluten free options which the menu there caters for. This sort of place represents more of the New Zealand that I know and love. It is a good, honest, non-pretentious little cafe in the lovely and peaceful tree filled central suburb of New Windsor (Just behind Mt Albert). Love Sweetie Cafe. Love New Windsor. Love real and unassuming Kiwi culture ..
by Lara Wills
Mar 25, 2013
Fantastic wee cafe. Top notch food and coffee. Lovely friendly staff. Awesome. Have visited three times now and can't fault a thing. I definitely need to go for a visit for brunch instead of just coffee and cake which I'm pickings going to be just as great as their cabinet offerings. Get yourself there pronto.
by Fiona Wood
Mar 11, 2013
I've been here 3 weekends in a row now and loved it every time! Have had scrambled eggs, frittata, and the balinese sticky rice, a real treat. Love the friendly service, delicious and unique food, and hot strong coffee. They also have a big range of yummy looking pastrys and treats that I will definitely be keen to try next time!
by Carol Barnett
Oct 29, 2012
Great little place, was a regular at Salvation mow hopefully a regular at Sweetie, during the weekend.
Always friendly welcome and great food. Eclectic surroundings great music. Coffee great, hot and strong food great.
by Deanna Garner
Oct 20, 2012
My husband and I visiting from Wellington, enjoyed salmon bagels, great coffee and juice last Saturday 13 Oct @ Lil Sweetie. The staff were friendly, engaging and smiley. They'd only been open since Wednesday and the place was packed. Service was a lil slow but you didn't mind because there were far too many delicious options 2 choose from, beautifully presented mouthwatering morsels! cute decor, sweetheart seats u want to put in your handbag! There is huge community support, we felt it, so we bought the house @ the end of the Street the next day (after popping in with friends to show the girl off)! Only one negative ... They'll need to buy the vacant shop next door to expand, because it's already proved far too popular!
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