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“left before eating”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Altar

Ranked #409 of 2,227 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
new zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“left before eating”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

We made a reservation for lunch for 4 people. After an hour of coffee but no food, we enquired as to how long our food would be. The waiter didnt return. We approached the counter to speak to the manager. He was unable to look me in the eye as he mumbled with his head turned. I asked him to speak to me but clearly customer service was not his skill. He told me they were about to start cooking our meals! I explained we had been there an hour and a quarter. He tried to make excuses about being busy, though as we had booked i said this was no excuse. The table beside us also left after an unacceptable wait.
Will never return.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank ironfamilyNewZealand
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“Great little gem away from Mt Eden village”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Went here for brunch with my wife and another couple on a rainy Sunday (always good for indoor dining). Was quite surprised by the quality of experience we had today.

Service - Very friendly and efficient. Always helpful and very keen to let us know that we can just ask for things, and they will get it for us.

Food - The big breakfast was quite nice but a bit dry and the amount wasn't really enough for guys. The creamy garlic mushroom on pide was nice and wasn't too dry while the mince on 5 grain bread was a bit dry + bland. However, the coffee are great. Probably one of the best around town and would definitely return for the coffee and maybe something else on the food menu.

Value - Reasonable price and thought they were slightly cheaper than expected.

Atmosphere - Nice cafe in a villa with a 300 year old spanish altar. Quite nice for a rainy Sunday.

Overall - Quite delighted with this place although the food can be slightly bigger and a bit more sauce :) Would return in future.

  • Visited March 2013
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    • Food
Thank MJJC_1982
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