We recently visited newly opened Onehunga Cafe. I was sad to say it was a not the ideal experience that one hopes.
We came for brunch, but they had set times for breakfast and lunch, with the lunch menu beginning at 1130. By the time we sat down and read the menu it had just turned 1130, so we asked to order from the lunch menu, but was informed that we would have to wait extra time than people ordering breakfast since the kitchen hadn’t set up for lunch. So we had no choice but to order from the breakfast menu.
When we ordered, two of the menu items we wanted had already run out, which is something you dont want to hear. The mushrooms on toast, was fairly disappointing, they weren’t creamy, nor cooked long enough. My plate also came out with a dirty smear on the side. The berry smoothie I ordered I couldn’t finish. The consistency and flavour had totally missed the mark. I tried the hollandaise sauce from one of the dishes, and there was far too much acid. Everything was sad looking and I don’t think there was a lot of taste testing from the kitchen before the dishes were sent out. Components were also missing, such as the spinach from the eggs bene and the broad beans from the mushrooms on toast.
At the end of it all we did mention all these problems to the manager and he explained that there had been a menu issue. He mentioned that the kitchen was poorly organised due to the change that was supposedly starting the following day. He happily discounted all of our food and apologised. I am happy that he accepted our feedback and in saying that hopefully the cafe can only improve from here. However with all the strong competition in Auckland and new eateries opening up so frequently there is no room for errors. People will rule you out after their first experience and go to a place that gives great food and service straight off the bat.
Value for Money: Poor
259 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga
Can’t seam to find opening hours – will update when i do. Though it says Morning, Noon, Night