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 AWOL Canyoning Adventures

Yep, no problem, throw me off a waterfall. Make me...

image
03 Rhys Darby Interview

Rhys Darby talks inspirations, karaoke and duck-lo...

image
04 Auckland's Best Malls

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

image
05 Auckland's Best Petting Zoos

We've picked out the best 5 petting farms and pett...

Content updated: 29/05/2017 15:51

Restaurant Reviews

Get Onboard

Make It A Date

Connect

Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Bedford Soda and Liquor Takapuna
    First class service, great food and fantastically well priced - B...

    dreadlockrasta on 20/05/2017 @ 6:54 p.m.
  • Nosh
    If you ever feel tempted to eat at the cafe in Nosh, Glen Innes, ...

    marli on 20/05/2017 @ 12:55 p.m.
  • Pastrami & Rye
    After reading about it in the Kia Ora Magazine I espected great t...

    SarahK_LocalHero on 14/05/2017 @ 2:07 p.m.
  • Woodpecker Hill
    I loved Woodpecker Hill with it's amazing Asian street food flavo...

    SarahK_LocalHero on 14/05/2017 @ 2:01 p.m.
  • Izakaya Teppanyaki
    A great creative space at Izakaya that looks like a fair bit of m...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 9/05/2017 @ 9:16 a.m.
Hitwise Award Winner