Yep, if you go there for coffee, you pay Auckland prices. Service is local, so you don't get the Auckland service (or the service one should be getting in Auckland). On the other hand the location is good and the food is prepared and has a taste like in a first class restaurant. One does not have to go for the expensive dishes, the calamari salad is very good and reasonably priced (<18NZ$?). The cakes are not to rave about.
It's a bit of a mission to order when there are a lot of people as one has to order at the counter. Looks like its the place "to be seen at in Ohope". Overall the best I could find. ToiToi was closed for lunch so I cannot compare.
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