447 Mt Eden Road,
(09) 623 3833
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Being not far away from this place, I go there regularly. It's got so much going for it: superb coffee, amazing desserts, delicious food etc. It's great that you can catch up with your friends for a coffee and a cake when most of the cafes are closed - Circus Circus is open till late.
Circus Circus has such rude waiters. Wasn't very happy with the service
Been going to Circus Circus for years - coffee went downhill for a wee while recently when Barristo left but back up to scratch lately. Find the lack of salads on offer appalling ... but great club sandwiches and carrot cake.
had a mixed bag experience at Circus Circus last week. Coffee was great and the majority of the staff were really awesome but come payment time, unfortunately myself and it seemed a whole host of other patrons we're appallingly treated - the asian lady at the till barking out outdoors - jeez, did you want me to pay or not???? Circus Circus has always had a solid reputation - but it is often the little things that turn the tide.
Pluses:– Fresh food due to high number of customers
Minuses:– Salad was lacking and covered in copious amounts of dressing
Interesting:– Why is Circus Circus so busy? They do everything just below average
Verdict: – Will go back soon for breakfast to see if things are better
Unlike a few of the peeps posting reviews here, the few times I have visited Circus Circus I have had nothing but good service. Attentive and friendly - didn't think the staff that dealt with me were pretentious at all...certainly not on the Ponsonby scale.
Good coffee to boot - Circus Circus has long been an con of the Mt Eden cafe scene and for good reason - I for one will be heading back.
We go here often as a couple for brunch at weekends and also meet friends for coffee with regularity. I had sent emails through the website inquiry form which kept being rejected, so I called up and I was told to try again and if it got rejected call back and ask for the Manager -- which I did. Apparently he had left but the guy I spoke to told me he could help. I told him what I was considering Circus Circus as a venue for a lunch for 16 people for an upcoming 50th birthday to which I was told they were too busy at weekends to set aside a table for 16 and we would have to take potluck and see if one was available. I told him I couldn't risk that with 16 people as it was for a special event. He then told me there was no where locally that would take bookings for that number at the weekend whether it was a special occassion or not. I was very surprised at this comment as I had made tentative queries with two other nice local cafes. I said that wasn't true as I had had responses for other local cafes regarding the same size group and number. He said we could have a table but only for an hour! I should have told him to get over himself, as other busy cafes in Mt Eden did not have the same inflated sense of popularity. I am very disappointed at this as we have been loyal patrons of Circus Circus for a long time - but I doubt if we will go back again - there are other places in Mt Eden equally as good who it are happy to welcome our group and aren't dismissive of patron loyalty.
I find it interesting that I couldn't book a table for 22 people confirmed on a Sunday unless prior to 9am. I do realise that its a busy time, but if we as a group were to turn up only to get turned away or unable to sit together, well that just doesn't make sense.
Very disappointing as I have been here for lunch, but no longer.
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