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Soljans Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, , European
366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892, New Zealand
+64 9-412 2680
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and good food. Friendly service and serene settings. Not too far from Auckland city neither, just slightly under 30min from CBD. a good little 1/2 day escape.

Thank pstango
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear pstango, What a pleasure it was to read your review, you covered everything very well in two sentences. I have no reason to add any comments apart from thanking you for posting it, greatly appreciated. Regards Tony

Reviewed 4 September 2017

The cafe was always nice to visit. I ordered a cuppa, special of the day and soup of the day, which was tomato and ham. Food was OK, not exceptional, but not bad either. Friendly staffs who were very attentive. Sitting outside under nice weather...More

Thank dlwabbit
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear dlwabbit, I like your opening remark that we are "always nice to visit". I always stress to the staff the importance of making all visitors welcome and I am very fussy so the venue the food and the wines of course all need to...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Had a fantastic Sunday brunch, their Big Breakfast also has to be the best value NW of Auckland - friendly, welcoming staff too!More

Thank DigitalImages
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Digital images, Thank you for taking the time to post your review which is just great. We go to a lot of effort in all aspects of the business to do things right so it is rewarding to see it is noticed and appreciated....More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Not a great experience to be honest. We were greeted by staff that were busy and told someone would be with us soon. We were initially inundated with different waiting staff...but would then have no one attending our table meaning we would have to go...More

Thank 00sunshine
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear 00sunshine, I am very sorry that you found your Soljan experience disappointing. It does not matter what day people visit the service should always be of a high standard so my apologies for us not providing this for you. I like reviews because we...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

we ended up here for lunch during a wine tour The food was delicious and the wait was not too bad considering there was 35 of us would have loved a dessert too .More

Thank Molzmum
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Molzmum, Taking a wine tour is a great way to get to know the wineries in the region and I am very pleased that your tour included lunch at our cafe. We get lots of groups in for celebrations and events and our team...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

On arrival we tasted some of the local wines, which are exceptional. The cafe was warm and inviting, the staff friendly. The menu and was not extensive but a good variety and matched perfectly with suggested wines. Definitely a must stop on the Wine Trail.More

Thank Robyn F
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear Robyn F, Great to get your review and ultra pleased that everything was to your liking. We are very proud of the wines we make and having customers like you enjoy them very rewarding. Being part of the Kumeu Wine Country wine trail is...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Saturday lunch to celebrate nanas big birthday. All ages represented. Great meals including good provision for kids meals. House wines of great standard. All meals were enjoyed.More

Thank Merv J
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear Merv, Not sure how I missed responding to this earlier but thank you very much for your kind words. I think it is very important that events such as Nanas Birthday that the range of food we provide can cover all ages and tastes...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Soljans Cafe offered us good food, fine wine and friendly service. However, the high noise level in the restaurant, due to lack of sound proofing or noise omitting materials, is very disturbing.More

1  Thank Felix T
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Felix T, I have taken note of your points about the noise and while we do have soundproofing panels on both side of the ceiling it can sometimes get a bit loud. I was very pleased to see you touched on three important points...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were on a wine tour and had lunch here. We did the tasting and loved the Sparkling Muscat which is unlike anything we have had before. We had lunch next to the fireplace which was cosy. People were dining outside as well which was...More

Thank Duane W
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Duane W, We get lots of people in on wine tours and it is a great way to see what wineries have to offer. I am very pleased you liked the Sparkling Muscat, it is one of our most popular wines and has fantastic...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

it was my first experience at soljans winery, and i loved the staff that had served our table great waiters who were Darlene, and Alethea, Antoinette i will be going back for more great food and awesome service loved the wine tasting AWESOME,AWESOME time i...More

Thank bernadetterakena
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear bernadetterakena, I am always pleased when people mention the names of the staff that gave them such great service, I take note of it and it means a lot to the team as well. It is a fantastic review and I thank you on...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Kumeu
  • Phone Number: +64 9-412 2680
  • E-mail
Description
Family owned for three generations, Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland's heritage wine region. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door then enjoy exceptional New Zealand cuisine in the highly acclaimed winery cafe.
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