Cafe O

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332 Great North Road,
Grey Lynn
Auckland,
1021

(09) 360 1852

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Review byJono Park17/04/2012

Cafe O, Auckland - Cafe Review

Food

I was interested in this recent addition to the café scene, as the week before I’d been to a wedding catered by the owner, John Oyagawa. The food at the wedding was delicious, so I was eager to try out their café menu. We had the big breakfast and the corn fritters - both were good if a little unmemorable. The mushrooms in the big breakfast seemed to have been cooked with chillies in that any flavour disappeared in heat – not something I’ve had before with mushrooms and I’m not sure it works. The corn fritters lacked a little in flavour but once matched with the accompanying chutney was very nice.


Drinks

Allpress coffee which unfortunately was a little overexpressed giving our flat whites a slightly bitter taste. The berry smoothie was ok, but suffered from far too much honey which made it exceedingly sweet.


Vibe

The colour palate is light blue and white, so the cafe feels very bright and airy, especially in the windows. Café O wasn’t overly busy when we were there on a Saturday morning, so was lacking much of a buzz. We did however have kids swinging on the giant egg chair next to our table, which would be normally have been ok apart from the fact that it was slamming against a wall - doomph... doomph... doomph.


Service

Impressive. The staff at Café O were very friendly and efficient.


Highlights

The counter food looked pretty appealing, though we didn't try any. The front tables are a great sun trap.


The Bottom Line

Cafe O is in a great spot, filling the cafe void between Grey Lynn, Kingsland and Ponsonby. At this stage, the food's not quite living up to its location, but as a place to read the paper and enjoy a coffee and muffin on a sunny morning, you could do a lot worse. Just keep the kids off the egg seat.

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