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Everything a modern cafe should be, light, airy, free-parking, free-WIFI all along with welcoming service and great coffee. All the standard stuff done well.
We were only there for breakfast but will be heading back to to try the lunch menu.
Well worth a stop.
One of the most welcome additions to the Dominion Road scene. Tuihana is an upbeat, vibrant cafe oozing Kiwi culture, innovation, and flavour.
One of the best loyalty systems I’ve come across; state of the art. Custom developed and includes all purchases (drink AND food), and an awesome ordering process that allows you to email, SMS, or hello, send your orders in via Twitter.
Fom the cabinet, the scolls are awesome with a cup of coffee – the cheesymite is a winner in my book, though you can hardly go wrong with the other offerings – caramelised onion, ham & cheese, savoury… and then the sweet options are plentiful and delectable.
For a light lunch, the salmon quiche is a winner!
If you have more time to spare, the salt & pepper squid off the menu is amazing – the figs that are served alongside them are to die for. Leslie’s Rewana Bread is beautiful, and if you happen to be around on the final Friday of the month, don’t pass up the opportunity to sink your teeth into the beautiful Taniwha burger!
The staff are friendly, know me by name, and always take the time and care to share a friendly conversation.
A lovely Cafe, where all the staff know my name. The staff are really friendly welcoming – make a huge effort but are still relaxed.
Excellent top quality food with a large tempting menu.
Very nice surroundings.
Definitely have recommended to friends and family.
Well deserved Five Stars.
Went for breakfast. Really good flavours in here without the heavy handedness of other cafes. Doing the NZ thing with originality.
Best Cafe in Auckland!
Awesome Staff, Awesome Coffee, Awesome Food, Awesome Environment..
Attention to detail, always friendly, fast service.
Now they’ve incorporated a brand new ordering system via email or SMS, I haven’t tried it myself but I’m sure the people who are ‘on the go’ can really appreciate this.
Thank god I only work upstairs.
Cant ask for more..
I stopped in briefly at Tuihana for a nice roast vege panini with hummus.
What a lovely light, clean, and funky cafe.
Very friendly helpful staff explained the food choices well.
The food highlight for me was the treat that I chose after my meal: a chocolate macciato truffle ball. Yum!!!
I was offered salt & pepper for my panini, and being a salt-addict lately, I would have been wise to take up the offer of sprinkling a bit more salt on the panini to make it even more to my liking. I do think it’s good that they give us customers a choice though – better to lean towards less seasoning than too much. And I think if the kumara was heated through just a tad more, the panini would have been ‘excellent’.
Very very handy was the free parking down the driveway… specially on a rainy day like today.
My 5 stars are for the excellent service from great staff, the quality of the food, the easy parking, and the very styley interior.
This is by far one of the best local cafes I’ve been to, even made an account just to write this review. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad meal here, and I do go very very regularly. I’m pretty fussy with food, but will eat basically anything on the menu. Staff are amazing and have definitely realised the importance of a smile and a little polite conversation.
Update: Went here on Father’s Day in a group and they were struggling with the service as there were more customers than usual. Relish was only served with the big breakfast order and not with the poached eggs and bacon which made them quite ordinary. Also portions of bacon varied which was annoying for those who received fewer rashers. Coffee still great and served in a reasonable time.
Original review: A really reliable cafe with good food and great coffee. Very friendly service in a fresh and stylish setting. At the moment the weekends seem to be quiet so there’s always plenty of space and very quick service.
Eggs poached perfectly and lovely bacon, although we would like a better choice of bread for toast. Lovely relish on the side. Really nice little carrot cakes also.
As other reviewers have said the portions were a good size but they used packet hollandaise which I think is a bit rough considering you are paying $15.50 for a benny. Coffee was so so. No fresh juice only bottled. Service was very polite. I certainly wouldn’t rate this as highly as others have.
Oh and the “home made” relish we found out is not made on site. Lol
Great cafe! Bright and friendly service from efficient staff who are extremely capable of making some of the best coffee in Auckland! Awesome food with an original ‘kiwi’ take on some much loved classics! Always great to see kiwi culture delivered with style. Welldone Tuihana. (Added bonus… Free parking!) try it for a relaxing Sunday brunch, you won’t be disappointed!
Update: the relish! You have to try the homemade relish! They’re not kidding… It’s like a symphony in my mouth! Yum.
Had brunch at Tuihana Cafe for Mothers Day with the family. The food, coffee and service was excellent, I had a chicken salad with crunchy noodles and a side of chips, the accompanying “Kawakawa” relish with the chicken salad was delicious.
I would highly recommend Tuihana cafe to anyone wanting a good meal, with great atmosphere and friendly service.
Ssssh don’t tell anyone but the marmite and cheese scones are delicious!!!
Update: Had lunch at Tuihana Cafe today, great service, great food and excellent coffee!! Up to its normal high standard.
My partner and I have been to Tuihana for breakfast a few times now, and went for lunch today. We weren’t disappointed- great food, extremely friendly service, and good coffee.
The lemon truffles are to die for – will definitely be back!
Any Wellingtonian coffee drinker knows that you can’t go past Mojo, so I was pleased to see Tuihana had it for when I visit Auckland. Not only that but on both occasions I have visited so far, coffee has been so well made it easily ranks as the best I’ve had in Auckland. The food is really good and well priced, plus they have free wifi too!
Amazing coffee! Amazing food! Honestly this a little hospitality Pearl in Our little city. Creamy mushrooms are a big win!
The meals are generous in size and tasty as.
I also recommend the big Breakfast.
I will come back for more!!!!
Excellent food that comes nice and fast, even if you are in a large group (9) Outstanding service. Strongly recommend especially for breakfast Recommend the Tuihana Big Breakfast!!! (All day (ish))
Parking available off dominion rd.
I stopped in for lunch last week and it was a great place to stop for an hour and watch the busy Auckland life bustle by outside while nice and relaxed on the inside. Perfect cafe atmosphere.
The NZ whitebait omelette is to die for – cooked to perfection. I’m not a salad fan, but the vinaigrette on the side salad was so tasty, it ensured the salad did not go to waste
The coffee was prompt to the table, and also excellent. Nice to get a good Mojo coffee outside of Wellington. I’ll definitely be back for a weekend brunch one day soon!
Nice little cafe, great decor and even better coffee. It’s nice to see more Mojo coffee in Auckland, rather than having to go to Wellington for my fix.
The food is great and the service friendly and fast. Definitely a HUGE improvement on the Coffee Cup which used to be here.
Try the corn fritters – amazing!
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