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“One of Auckland's finest cafes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St Heliers Cafe & Bistro

St Heliers Cafe & Bistro
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
09 575 6995
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Ranked #125 of 1,294 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Opened December 2012
Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of Auckland's finest cafes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully presented cafe with attentive service. Often is pretty busy but if you don't mind waiting on weekends is well worth it. Some say the menu is a little wordy but the food, service and and atmosphere are excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Auckland
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Outstanding flavours for quality brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

First visit and was impressed. Busy with a great looking crowd but service was quick, polite and the quality of each of the 4 meals was outstanding. A lot of thought has gone into each dish. Different without being too out-there. Smoked fish with scrambled eggs & capers on toast very good. No kids menu so if taking children they need to be adventurous. Expensive but a notch above regular cares so fair.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“OK but expected better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A group of three of us popped in for coffee and cake one Friday afternoon. Quite a number of tables were occupied but it was not too busy. The coffee arrived in reasonable time but we had to chase the cake up on three separate occasions and by the time it arrived, the coffee had been drunk. To add to further disappointment, the cake was dry - obviously it had been hanging about in the cabinet for too long.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Shame the food a bit average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We have been here a few times and it's been a 10, but recently the food has gone off. Under seasoned and a menu that's trying a bit hard to be clever. Not sure what's gone wrong but hope they can pull it back. The Bays needs a dining experience like that which we know this group can usually deliver.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“The BEST breakfast ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I went to this cafe for the first time today. the environment is superb, service is fantastic, gorgeous view and oh my... food was magnificent.

the best breakfast in the whole Auckland... well done!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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