Pouring rain and freezing cold drove hubby and me into this little cafe for lunch. It was quite crowded/popular, so we expected the food and service to be really good. The server at the counter was not very friendly at all, but I gave her the benefit of the doubt because it WAS so busy, and maybe she was just feeling overwhelmed. Well, everyone else we dealt with must have been similarly overwhelmed because all of the staff were grumpy or surly.
Then there was the food. We ordered the seafood chowder, wanting a hot bowl of soup on such a cold day. For the high price we expected something quite excellent. Although piping hot, the soup came with fake seafood 'crab legs (or whatever it's called in NZ)', the measly amount of shrimp was so overcooked it disintegrated in my mouth, and the fish had the texture of a sponge. I was outraged that they would try to pass off fake seafood in a seafood chowder, but could possibly have excused that if it had at least been tasty and less expensive.
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