Alice's Cafe

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498 Karangahape Road,
Newton
Auckland,


(09) 366 7633

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Review byJono Park14/10/2013

Alice's Cafe, K'Road - Cafe Review

Food

I used to love the 'greasy spoon' cafes in London, and this is a good version of the same thing on K Rd. The menu won't get a heart foundation tick (there's really only two non-fried / cooked options), but if you're in the mood for a slap-up no-frills breakfast at a reasonable price, this would work for you. The scrambled eggs we had were pretty good, though could really have done with a lot less butter or oil, and the multigrain toast was a bit limp. The cabinet food however is great, in a 'doing the basics well' kind of way. I go a little bit mad for their cheese scones, usually coming straight from the tray and still dusty with flour.

Drinks

They do a great takeaway organic coffee, and there's a good selection of juices available.

Vibe

It's a pretty tight fit in the front, but there is an outdoor area in the back that wasn't open when we visited. The Alice in Wonderland theming is a bit cursory, and really needs to be more over the top to give it a point of difference.

Service

Always lovely, and very welcoming. Great to have the owner front and centre.

Highlights

The cheese scones - very much the classic homemade variety.

The Bottom Line

The three stars need to be put into context - this is a good cafe of the 'greasy spoon' variety, best visited when you're after cheap and cheerful rather than fancy.

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