Meadow is a beautiful, airy cafe in Meadowbank. I had been meaning to try this cafe for quite sometime, we even came one Monday to find it was closed – my error on checking the opening hours before turning up. It has a very comforting chic interior – or should I say exterior. Most of the seating is outside but its covered with a beautiful glass roof. With the sun shining it’s a warm area and ideal dining experience without being too cold or too hot.
We came for sunday brunch – my last Auckland meal before moving for to the UK. All reaping the pain and self infliction from Saturday nights event, we all ordered juices/smoothies and aimed to order some menu item with a form of grease to soak up the alcohol. Meadow offers a ‘Build your own’ option – choose from a a list of items to have for brunch – a couple of us chose this option. I think this is great if you dont like eggs! Also you get exactly what you ask for – the only downfall is that it isn’t quite a “meal”. I actually also ordered smoked salmon with mine – though came out late for some reason, however they did give me free sausages. I don’t normally opt for sausages but they were actually quite tasty, without being too fatty tasting. I found the handmade potato rosti flavoursome but wished it was more rustic. It reminded me more of a potato fritter. The avocado smash was a good helping but for breakfast I think could be better if it was chunkier. This would give the dish more texture and it would remind you less of a spread. All the actual meals from the menu were are all presented beautifully and served with correct temperature and seasoning.
Meadow has a few misses but not enough that I wouldn’t return, and maybe try the dinner menu for my next visit.
Value for Money: Very Good
20 St Johns Road, Meadowbank
Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 7am-10pm