FoodLovers Restaurant Guide

Relish Cafe

4_half star rating 15 reviews

Telephone 04-293 1470

12 Elizabeth St
Waikanae
Kapiti Coast

Cuisine:
Cafe, Breakfast
Hours:
Tues - Sun 9.30 am - 4 pm

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More Information

Categories:
Cafes
Takeaways:
Yes
Parking:
Free On-Street
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Attire:
Casual
Good For Children:
Yes
Alcohol:
Wine, Beer
Meals Served:
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
Seating For:
35
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Reviews for Relish Cafe

5 star rating
by Robina B.
30th November 2013

This is our favourite. Really friendly and helpful staff. Stopped there countless times and everything we’ve had we’ve loved – especially their liver and bacon!! But our hearts are left replete with their french vanilla custard squares. Superb, other worldly would be our experience. Whenever we want to treat ourselves we head north and hope they haven’t sold out! Superb food, service and the loos are always clean, and have fresh flowers. Highly recommended.

2 star rating
by Dave B.
25th August 2013

Was really looking forward to going here after reading the reviews. What a disappointment. Ordered the corn fritters and my other half had the big breakfast. When asked what we wanted to drink we both said water. No water was given. I had to search it out myself. The big breakfast was small for the $18 price and the bacon was cheap middle bacon. The corn fritters came out with half a teaspoon of sour cream and when I asked for more the waitress gave me a pained look. I finished my breakfast when my other half was half way through hers and they came and took my plate. They are missing the basics of hospo. Would not go back and would not recommend it to others.

5 star rating
by Iona C.
27th May 2013

Amazing cakes and fantastic service.

Was in a hurry but they saved my day from being miserable with their quick service and amazing plum tart and fig cake.

Would recommend it to anyone passing through the area and in the mood for something sweet.

5 star rating
by Karen
1st May 2013

Called into Relish Café on way to Auckland, had a friend who enjoyed the coffee and said try a quaint quality café, loved the old house ambience, good indoor- outdoor flow, friendly helpful staff, nice music not to loud, we were travelling with a small child whom enjoyed the especially packed healthy lunch box available, I had the Lambs Fry full of flavour, also the French Toast was fab, food choice was excellent and covered all our fussy eaters esp gluten free items, lovely to see a café still run by the owners always a good idea to manage quality control and they obvious do it so well – as all food was made on premise’s. Overall a nice experience will be back .

4 star rating
by Mary T.
8th April 2013

Kedgeree is my favorite meal here. Slices are yummy and the staff are very friendly.

3 star rating
by Joe T.
1st April 2013

Ok food but not very good value.

2 star rating
by Dave R.
1st April 2013

This place was very busy when we visited on Easter Sunday with an elderly aunt and 2 grandchildren in tow. We found the setting and the service as pleasant as one might expect. Despite their listing saying “child friendly” there was no childrens’ menu, and there was nothing on the menu to suit kids of unfortunately narrow palate. Plenty of choice for the rest of us, but the meals were extremely small for the prices. Corn fritters with bacon was just that: 2 corn fritters and a bit of bacon for (I think) $15.50. My partner & I had the “special” bruschetta ($17.50), & it was not till after we left that we realised we never got the Greek slalad which was listed as part of the dish. Maybe there was supposed to be salad on the expanse of white plate beside the corn fritters as well? Obviously by its busy-ness & the 5-star ratings on this site, some people in Waikanae consider this place the bee’s knees. We felt it was simply not good value.

5 star rating
by Nicolette V.
15th November 2012

This is one of the best cafes on the coast and one of my personal favourites. I take many of my clients to Relish for the simple reason that the food is fantastic, and the service is second to none. We are always treated with dignity and respect and the staff (who we love), always go the extra mile to make my client outings memorable.

Yesterday we had our usual afternoon tea and were presented with a beautiful bunch of home picked roses to have on our table whilst we enjoyed our coffee and treats!

Thank you relish – we sing your praises far and wide.
Driving Miss Daisy – Kapiti Coast

5 star rating
by Charlotte H.
22nd October 2012

Love it here – this place has something very special! The garden is a delight, especially with the little pots of flowers and succulents. The food is consistently amazing – breakfast or lunch – and the owners absolutely lovely. My only recommendation is that they stay open for dinner – at least once or twice a week – we’d be there for sure. Keep up the good work! Thank you.

5 star rating
by Christine L.
4th September 2012

Relish Cafe is a cafe I would highly recommend. We live nearby and often call in (probably at least once a fortnight for a minimum of coffee and cake). On other occasions for lunch. The owners are lovely, nothing is too much trouble! They always greet you with a smile and are very good at remembering faces and previous conversations. As for the food, the vanilla slice for starters is to die for. All their cakes and slices taste so nice!! Lovely coffee as well!!

5 star rating
by Lisa D.
18th March 2012

This cafe is our go-to alternative when we need a change from Waikanae Beach. The owners are lovely and down to earth and the food is fantastic. The home made baked beans are awesome and the mushrooms … I’m not sure exactly what they do with them but they are delicious. Fantastic coffee too.

5 star rating
by caroline e.
2nd August 2010

Highly recommended for the fantastic food and friendly service. Love those vanilla slices, superb.

We are lucky to live near by but its worth a journey to dine there.

5 star rating
by Jo M.
30th November 2009

Lovely ambiance and great food. Great smiles for the customers…even late into the afternoon. A well-deserved favourite place to be!

5 star rating
by kevin sheppard
28th January 2009

Best and busiest cafe on the coast. All food is made on site. It all looks wonderful. The staff are friendly and professional. Good inside outside seating options.

5 star rating
by Rose Demenech
1st May 2008

My husband and myself have been to all the cafe’s in the waikanae tehoro otaki.
We would highly recommend the Relish cafe,with their food,1st class service,the cafe is always spotless.
We go every sunday for brunch,and we will not go anywhere elce unless they are closed

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