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Cafe Melba

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Hurstmere, Takapuna, New Zealand
08:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This could have been any one of a bunch of cafes, and it didn't stand out at all. Brought my family here for lunch, after the rush. Was seated and asked if I wanted a menu, but then ignored for enough time to feel slightly unwelcome before menus arrived. A different server took the order, then came back to put... More 

Thank SarahfromAKL
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A friend and I walked in off the street for lunch during the week. Initially Cafe seemed busy but there were some tables tucked away which suited us perfectly. The service was great, good explanation of the menu and a very welcoming server.

Thank LoisD96
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of my favorites in Auckland, awesome smoothies and delicious breakfast - I have to admit I am eating the same everytime, but hey that should be a good sign ;)

Thank BinaNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had a really nice brunch sitting outside. Good hot coffee, very attentive service and the food was of a high standard. The omelette was tasty and well presented as were the other meals, the French toast and the salmon hash. I recommend this cafe.

Thank Rose G
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

First time here , and the service was really good , we had three different lunch options and all were nice . Really nice cafe

Thank 417jeanninek
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I went to this lovely cafe today with my family. I ordered to terakihi(f.o.d) with fries. The fries were undercooked and the fish was dry. The garlic prawns on the plate were like rubber. The fish however was slighty saved by the house made aioli and tom salsa. Drinks selection was great. Friendly service. A little let dwn with the... More 

Thank Jesse K
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Went with seven others to Cafe Melba this afternoon after attending a graduation ceremony. The food was really good, prices affordable and the service efficient and yet warm and friendly. A couple of us enjoyed the delicious creamy chicken livers with mushrooms, others enjoyed the fresh fish and a chicken salad went down well. Everyone remarked on how great the... More 

Thank Linda M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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153 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast and great value for money. Recommend the vegetable eggs benedict and the mushrooms looked really good too. Coffee and Hot Chocolate really good too.

Thank Graeme M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch after seeing the "special" for the day on their sign outside. Pan fried fish and garlic prawns with salad for $15.50. Besides being real value for money, it was cooked to perfection and the flavours were exceptional. We will be back!!

Thank U7190ZWdonnah
Perth, Australia
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our lunch at bread and butter bakery and cafe in grey Lynn and found this is part of the same group. So after walking up and down Hurstmere Road we stopped for a quick lunch. Special was Terakihi and prawns pan fried with salsa and salad. Very friendly wait staff especially from the girl whose first day it was.... More 

Thank TuartHillTravellers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hurstmere, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?