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Soljans Cafe

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Cafe, Wine Bar
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366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0892, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
09 412 2680
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had visited a few weeks earlier on Mothers Day and had a very nice breakfast and without booking we were catered for with smiles - thanks for accommodating us at the last minute. Our follow up visit was just as memorable. Great bacon and eggs meal. Excellent flat white coupled with an awesome ambiance - we dined outside (was a... More 

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

Dear GladiatorDelWino, I very much enjoyed reading your review because you focused on points that I regard as very important, catered for with smiles, great meal, awesome ambiance and that we cater for family groups as well. All these points are what our customers experience every time they visit. Thank you for the review, it was our pleasure to be... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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192 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently dined here for a private function so cant really comment on meu at all. Food was a smorgasbord and was like a mid winter Xmas theme. Food was great ! Atmosphere/Décor was relaxed, plenty of off street parking. Vineyard on site with sales from the cellar door. Cafe is located a short distance from the end of the North... More 

Thank 67TravelBug67
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear 67travelbug67, It is important that all guests enjoy whatever meal they have at Soljans, be it off the menu or dining from the buffet, they all need to meet our high standards. We get lots of groups in for all sorts of occasions and buffets very popular. I think people also enjoy the atmosphere of being at a winery... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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.

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

Dear Loretta L, I enjoyed reading your comments and very pleased to see that you found the staff were very polite. I regard this as very important and one of the points that sets us apart from a lot of other venues. Of course great food is also important like the Salmon Hashcake you mentioned, this is a Signature dish... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 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 

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 

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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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 

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102 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 

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 

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
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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.

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 

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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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $26
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Cafe, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0892, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Kumeu
  • Phone Number: 09 412 2680
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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