Calliope Road Cafe

Our rating 

User rating 

6 reviews
Venue Image
33 Calliope Road,
Devonport
Auckland,
0624

(09) 446 1209

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarNo StarNo Star
Review byEd Reed20/06/2012

Calliope Road Cafe, Devonport - Cafe Review

Vibe

On a day when Auckland's weather was at its schizophrenic best, Calliope Road Cafe seemed to be hosting half of Devonport's "lunching ladies". Art work from local artists flank one wall, but it was the cafe's well stocked magazine rack that caught my eye.

Service

Warm and chatty for the most part, yet I did note one of the staff members was very shrift - not only with my order but the facial expression from one of the patrons on an adjacent table painted a similar picture.

Drinks List

Excellent coffee delivered piping-hot. A key attribute for this time of the year.

Highlights

The choice came down to the Chorizo Omelette or the more filling, Colcannon brunch from Calliope Road's concise brunch/lunch menu - my heart said brunch but fortunately, my appetite craved omelette. The chorizo could have been more plentiful, yet the omelette was very good, as was the ciabatta. No accompanying condiments to speak of though - thankfully the omelette had the flavour combination down-pat.

Most Surprising Dish

I was obviously hankering protein - the Chinese omelette stacked full of vegetables and cashew nuts was the next cab off the rank. If a quick bite is your thing, Calliope Road Cafe also offers a decent array of counter-food offerings and at a kids' eye-level, don't expect to take the wee-ones there just for a fluffy!

The Bottom Line

Devonport's village isn't the only place to grab a tasty meal. Take the stroll up Victoria Street and turn left onto Calliope for great coffee and a good array of well priced brunch options.

A Reason to Return

I was halfway through 'NZ Property Investor' Magazine - a return visit to Calliope Road Cafe is a given if I'm to start building the empire.

Calliope Road Cafe has been reviewed by 6 users
 
Nearest

What's near Calliope Road Cafe?

Below are the nearest 5 venues within 500 metres of Calliope Road Cafe.
Cinemas near Calliope Road Cafe (0)

Most Read Today

image
01 Auckland's Best Free Kids Activities

We check out the best five free kids activities in...

image
02 Auckland's Best Donuts

After slogging the hard yards trying a selection o...

image
03 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

image
04 Auckland's Best Swimming Pools

We have a look at five heated swimming pool comple...

image
05 Auckland's Best Playgrounds

The kids have spoken and we are pleased to present...

Content updated: 26/04/2018 15:57

Restaurant Reviews

Get Onboard

Make It A Date

Connect

Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Holy Shot
    Excellent Havana coffee and service with a smile at HolyShot, a p...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 21/03/2018 @ 3:37 p.m.
  • Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co
    Good place for catching up with group of friends and family, fant...

    Twins2502 on 8/02/2018 @ 5:02 p.m.
  • Altezano Brothers
    Snickel Lane is a cute little addition to the Fort/Commerce Stree...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 8/02/2018 @ 10:45 a.m.
  • The Butcher's Son
    This place is spacious and comfy, a nice change from eating back ...

    Suzeeeee on 4/02/2018 @ 8:32 p.m.
  • The Sawmill Brewery and Smoko Room
    Huge fan of Sawmill Beer anyway so when I got wind that they had ...

    dreadlockrasta on 19/12/2017 @ 8:02 a.m.
Hitwise Award Winner