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Soljans Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892, New Zealand
+64 9-412 2680
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Soljans Cafe
1. Soljans Estate Winery
"Had lunch and what a treat."
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2. Award Winning Cafe
"Friendly service and serene settings"
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3. Food paired with perfect wine
"great food and awesome service"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here often, as it is such a relaxing atmosphere, with great food, wine and staff. You feel like family with the treatment received. The food is great and the kitchen will change items to suit the customer. The best chardonnay anywhere.More

Thank Graham S
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Graham S, What a real pleasure it is to read your review and you highlight some points that I think shows our points of difference and our attention to you the customer. Being a family owned and run business, we do take personal interest...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Refreshing to find- Cafe by name but not by nature - thank goodness 😅 a simple but delightful menu with real food not “cafe - out of a box food “ Chef quality Refreshing wines the sparkling rose Went down so well with the pork...More

Thank Tracey E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned to Soljans for lunch after having a great experience last month. Unfortunately this time the visit was not such a good experience. We had asked to be placed at the same table that we sat at last time as it was out of the...More

Thank Ray C
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ray C, I was very pleased to read that you had a great experience last month but disappointed that it was not as enjoyable on your latest visit. It is a bit of a mystery to me why you could not be moved to...More

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The venue is rural and relaxed. Great for al fresco dining in the warmer months. We booked a table for the Sunday as it can get extremely busy. We sat at a table indoors. Service was very pleasant. Menu not extensive but enough to cater...More

Thank Superwoman888
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear Superwoman888, You have highlighted a number of important points in your review which I think are good for people to take note of. Being rural and part of the winery is a big attraction but the other points that are ultra important is the...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Buffe lunch at Soljans with Red & White Wine. Delicious medium rare meat steaks with fresh salad. Can walk around winery after lunchMore

Thank SanjayaKanginnadhi
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear SanjayaKanginnadhi, We do lots of different buffets for groups from 30 to 150 people and we try to have a range of dishes that everyone can enjoy. We make all the salads fresh every day and are all very attractive and tasty as well....More

Reviewed 14 May 2018

A lovely setting, and great atmosphere. Food was delicious, and not overly expensive. The wine was great, and just generally a very relaxing lunch. The service is excellent.More

Thank karindp164
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear 113Unhappy, I was very pleased to read your review because in you covered things well with few words. The presentation of our complex is very important to me, I am very fussy and like everything to be neat and tidy at all times. I...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

It was a warm sunny day so we sat in the outdoor area. Staff kindly lofted the plastic side wall to let in more of a breeze. We ordered lunch along with the recommended wine. Food was well presented and tasted really good. Would recommend.More

Thank Rewa P
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Dear Rewa P, I am very pleased you enjoyed your lunch at our winery and there is nothing better than to do on a nice sunny day. We have created a number of areas at our venue to suit all types of weather. I liked...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Had lunch and what a treat. Sat outside, beautiful day and enjoyed our meal. We both had a Croatian special that was on a very interesting menu and we extremely pleased with our choice. Enjoyed a nice sirah with the meal which again was excellent....More

Thank buffalobob6
Reviewed 14 February 2018

My Wife and I dine here regularly, and it never fails to live up to its well earned status. The staff are extremely helpful and treat you like someone important. The wine tasting serving staff know their wines very well. I will keep returning hereMore

Thank Graham S
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Daer Graham S, I read your posting with interest because you have highlighted points that I regard as very important, Staff are the face of the company so I was very pleased that they were helpful and treated you with respect, this I thought was...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

11 of us went out for a Sunday lunch in December. It's in a lovely location overlooking the vineyard. We booked well ahead and were seated at the far side of a room so didn't get to take advantage of the views - surprising since...More

Thank Sue W
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Dear Sue W, I am pleased that you had an enjoyable experience when your group visited our winery in December but I think we could have done better by seating you in a different position. It is very nice to overlook the vineyard and park...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Kumeu
  • Phone Number: +64 9-412 2680
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Family owned for three generations, Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland's heritage wine region. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door then enjoy exceptional New Zealand cuisine in the highly acclaimed winery cafe.
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