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Soljans Cafe

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Cafe, Wine Bar
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366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0841, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
09 412 2680
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were very polite, although my food which I had ordered (salmon hash wassabi aioli, ) did not cover the plate, it was tasty and suprisingly fulling. Absolutely recommend soljans cafe for anyone who passes by Kumeu.

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Thank Loretta L
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Soljans is one of our favourite weekend eateries. The staff are always welcoming, the wine tasting before lunch is a treat and the menus always interesting. We were there when the winter menu was just released and there was lots of choice and the food was delicious. If you are in Auckland and have a car this is a lovely... More 

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Thank LoisD96
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear LoisD96, I think your review is great and it always pleases me that guests find the staff welcoming. This is something I regard as very important along with good wine, good food and of course good service. Your review is that good it could be used as it is, as a full page add for Soljans in the newspaper,... More 

NZ
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Soljan's consistently lives up to my expectations. The staff are amazing...the " BOSS " very friendly...ALWAYS speaks to his guests, and I can tell he has a great rapport with his staff, and they love and respect him. The food is great ALWAYS, and if a meal, previously had and found to be too big, they will accommodate with a... More 

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Thank Lespam
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Lespam, We have a great team at Soljans and providing friendly helpful service a vital part of our success. We do take a lot of pride in what we do and it is pleasing to see it is appreciated so I do thank you for your review. I personally do enjoy talking to the guests as you point out,... More 

Glasgow
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Excellent experience here with a beautiful lunch of prawn and calamari salad . My friends had the various salads that were on offer with scallops and were delicious whilst the children had what was on the kids menu. Well laid out at this winery and the total experience was great. Service was pleasant which is always important. Oh and the... More 

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Thank AllanThomson
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Allan, Yes I agree the sun always help make ones day more enjoyable but going by your review I think you had a great day overall. It is good to see that a wide range of meals were all enjoyed, the service was pleasant and the whole experience was great, we cannot aske for a better review, thank you.... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This restaurant is part of a Winery, & is a really lovely setting. A family group of 11 lunched here on Easter Monday. Being a public holiday & a nice day it was extremely busy. This in no way affected the standard of service. There seemed to be plenty of staff & we were well greeted. The attention we received... More 

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Thank Robert M
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Robert, We do get ultra busy over Easter with our Berba Harvest Celebration but it is also fun. Being able to give out some Croatian treats and things like face painting for the kids all adds up to make it special for all. On top of all of that we maintain our high level of service and our chefs... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Went here for a lunch with a friend and had a great experience. My friend ended up having his birthday in the winery amongst the vats.

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Thank soquem
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear soquem, Having a birthday in the winery by the tanks is something we do on occasions for special events. It is a different experience for most people who may never have been in a winery before. I think it creates a memorable unique experience and add to that a great buffet and wines to suit and it all makes... More 

Collingwood, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

At the end of four busy weeks of New Zealand touring, we wanted just an easy day. So it was lunch at Soljans. What a nice experience. The building is newish and appealing in style. Small gift shop with interesting items at good prices. We ate outside facing the vines and that coulldn't have been better. Great wine and the... More 

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Thank janet H
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Janet H After touring the country I am very pleased that you decided on having an easy day lunch at Soljans. We get lots of tourists visit us and having the wine sales and gift shop as well as the cafe makes us a very popular destination. I think we have great friendly staff and by offering suggestions as... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We ate lunch here on the recommendation of our hotel concierge. Glad we took her advice. What a wonderful cafe in a beautiful winery setting. First of all, my wife's latte was one of the best she'd ever had. I ordered eggs benedict with bacon, which was very good. My wife had a filo vegetable wrap which she said was... More 

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Thank Dean K
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Dean K Very pleased to read that you enjoyed your Soljans experience after being recommended by the hotel concierge. It is always good to learn that people enjoy the total experience when visiting our winery and having friendly helpful staff a vital part of the package and something we pride ourselves on. I like your last sentence, it says... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Soljans Cafe since opened, must be 12-15 years. It was always great because the food was consistently good. The last 3-4 visits over the last 6 months have not been so good. Its a nice location, with good attentive staff ( well attentive when Tony is around to drive them). However the portion size has... More 

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Thank muddsnz
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear muddsnz, I was very pleased to read that you have been coming to Soljans since we opened and yes it is 14 years. I would first up thank you very much for being I would say one of our gold plated customers and thatnk you very much for your loyalty. Because you have been coming for many years I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I took mum there for lunch for her birthday today. It was looking very tired and the menu was nothing special. We left feeling very disappointed. I expected more from a vineyard restaurant. 😕

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Thank Nathalie J
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Nathalie, I thank you for posting your review but sorry to read you were disapointed in the experience. Soljans is a very busy vineyard restaurant and with our menu we try to cover a range of popular dishes and these are reviewed and changed seasonly as demand requires. I trust you found the service friendly and helpful and maybe you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $26
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Cafe, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0841, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Kumeu
  • Phone Number: 09 412 2680
Description
Family owned for three generations, Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland's heritage wine region. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door then enjoy exceptional New Zealand cuisine in the highly acclaimed winery cafe.

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