CAC Bar & Eatery

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26 Normanby Road,
Mt Eden

(09) 630 5790

CAC Bar & Eatery Information

CAC Bar & Eatery occupies a historic bluestone building in Mt Eden, Auckland. The restaurant is the perfect place for everything from a quick drink to a more substantial dinner.

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 11.00 till late Sat - Sun: 16.00 till late
Avg Food Spend
$$ per person
Food Info
A La Carte Menu
Jeans OK, Trainers OK
Children welcome
Outdoor Area
Private area
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer 41564156
Awesome food as always. Service is a bit slack though, waited ages to be served by a grumpy waitress.
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Reviewer Emma Harper
CAC bar and eatery is a fantastic place for an intimate dinner for two or a meal out with friends. The staff were really friendly & the service was super quick. We had the risotto balls which were delicious & also meatballs & the venison. I couldn't fault the food at all & there was plenty of it. An excellent choice of drinks too! Would highly recommend a visit to this awesome bar!!
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Reviewer taylors
A massive group of us visited CAC Bar and Eatery for an engagement party. We started off upstairs and had a selection of the tapas - can highly recommend the shaved prosciuto and Rissoto balls. The service was friendly and efficient. After we had eaten we went downstairs for drinks. Upstairs CAC Bar is a great venue to hire out as its on a mezzanine floor so you have privacy but still can enjoy the atmosphere.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Food was delicious but unfortunately 23 squashed on one table! Also not enough plates of food as quite a few savoury dishes and also dessert dishes were not tried by the customers on the table and when asked for more it never arrived. A disappointing evening.
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Reviewer Kylie Gordon
This place is great, my partner and I went there for a 'date night' recently. We sat upstairs in the loft area, very cute! We could look down at all the people in the bar below which was very entertaining.
The food was lovely - I highly recommend the Risoto & Cheese Balls - amazing!
Service & value was good also.
The old building and history are a nice touch.
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Great atmosphere, food was quite tasty.
Brilliant selection of cocktails that are different from the norm.
It was let down on service, but the owner (I think) was there to clean up the pieces.
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Reviewer Anonymous
I recetly visited CAC and it was fantastic!! The atmosphere was great, lots of people having a great time and a very good live band. The food was amazing too and the wine list thoroughtly impressed me... I will be returning to CAC Bar & Eatery without doubt!
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Reviewer Anonymous
I have been to CAC Bar & Eatery on several occussions, and have found every time the food to be divine; the staff attentive and friendly, but not in your face.

This is a place where you can have a quiet drink, or a large group dinner and the service will be just as good for either. I highly recommend it.
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Reviewer Anonymous
A brilliant venue, but unfortunately let down by some very average tables and chairs - sounds silly I guess, but you really notice it.

The tapas type food is a little above average in price and was only okay: one of our dishes was burnt and we thought the meatballs were underdone ... maybe it was just us ??

Anyway, if it was just done a little better we would probably go back.
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Reviewer Anonymous
We went to CAC recently and loved it. Nice and friendly staff and a cool setting compliment the great food.
My tapas of choice at CAC Bar and Eatery were the chicken pastries and the almond roasted pork - deliciemo!
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Reviewer Anonymous
I love CAC Bar & Eatery: everything from the decor, to the ambience, food and wine. CAC is the perfect place to relax with a couple of friends and share some of the delicious tapas - the risotto balls are delicious and so is the grilled goats cheese. I can also recommend the cocktails - passionfruit, lime, gingerbeer and honey 42 Below!! Great combination. My only complaint about CAC is its gaining popularity, making bookings on weekends a must if you're like me and hate disappointments.
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Reviewer Anonymous
I went to CAC Bar & Eatery for drinks and dinner last night and had a really great time. The staff are very friendly and attentive (even after I spilled a cocktail all over the bar!). It's a very interesting space and we enjoyed sitting upstairs and being able to look down to the bar below. I will definitely be back!
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Reviewer Anonymous
C.A.C is fantastic - great ambience and crowd and probably the best service in Auckland. The layout is perfect for casual drinks, going on to dinner. They also have crazy latin jazz music on Tuesdays - good times.
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Reviewer Anonymous
I remember this place when it was a panel beaters surrounded by a demolition yard. So I was fascinated by the old stone building’s transformation and happy it survived among the apartments that now share the site. Inside, its dim lighting is cosy and inviting. The space is divided by a new central structure that houses the bar, kitchen and bathrooms, on top of which is a mezzanine dining area. The bare stone walls and raw timbered roof remind me of old Italian or Spanish bars I’ve visited.

We were there for drinks, but couldn’t resist trying something from the tapas menu. Fried smoked mozzarella, sopressa salami and new potatoes ($16) were served with a basket of bread and was a very tasty accompaniment to my frosty Mac’s Reserve.

I’m looking forward to going back to CAC Bar and its great atmosphere – next time for dinner.
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