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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch at the cafe. The fish n chips were really good, all our food was fresh and tasty. Pretty setting and nice wines from the winery to go with our lunch.More

Thank traveller77722
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Traveller77722, I always believe food need to be visually attractive and well presented, but the main point is it needs to taste good and this you get in the main by items being fresh. Fish and chips is a good example. fresh fish, well...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Our family of four enjoyed lunch today at Slojans. We asked to be seated outside which we were. The service was professional, efficient and friendly. Our drinks arrived promptly as did our meals. We ordered a different dish each and everyone was very pleased with...More

Thank happytraveler478
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Happytravelers478, At this time of the year there is nothing more enjoyable than sitting in the courtyard with a nice cooling breeze, good food and a glass of Soljans wine.I always like peoples comments about the staff and as you point out the were...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

3 generations under one roof! We had a tasting with one of the sons which was great followed by a lunch. The triple wine option is a good option to have with a meal There are also regular wine tours and the estate is good...More

Thank Marvin Y
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Dear Marvin Y, We have a great family and having my grandchildren now working in the wine shop is just fantastic, they enjoy what they do and are proud to talk about our heritage as well as our wines. I also like your comment about...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

we stopped at soljans winery and cafe on a private tour while in auckland. our wine tasting for ten people was informative and included small samples of five different wines produced from grapes gathered from different areas in new zealand. following the wine tasting, we...More

Thank fbokma
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Dear fbokma, We are one of the few wineries that give tours to groups and I am very pleased that you found it informative because there is a lot to cover but I think we have an interesting story to tell. I was also pleased...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

We sat outside as it was much quieter and thankfully the weather was okay. Service was friendly and efficient enough even though they seemed quite busy. There was 3 of us and only the fish and chips came out a little overcooked and dry. We...More

Thank katkeil29
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Dear katkeil29, If the weather is fine sitting out in the courtyard can be most pleasant and you are right also quieter. I like your point about friendly and efficient service, these are two major points we focus on at all times and vital in...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A little pricey but the food was lovely. Really fresh and well cooked. The lamb salad was delicious and the chocolate baileys mousse was huge so glad we shared! Friendly staff in a lovely environment.More

Thank D P
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Dear D P, Thank you for taking the time to do the review, it is much appreciated. We all like to know how we are doing, how the meals were, the service and ambience of the venue and any high points that guests enjoyed. Reviews...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and good food. Friendly service and serene settings. Not too far from Auckland city neither, just slightly under 30min from CBD. a good little 1/2 day escape.

Thank pstango
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Dear pstango, What a pleasure it was to read your review, you covered everything very well in two sentences. I have no reason to add any comments apart from thanking you for posting it, greatly appreciated. Regards Tony

Reviewed 4 September 2017

The cafe was always nice to visit. I ordered a cuppa, special of the day and soup of the day, which was tomato and ham. Food was OK, not exceptional, but not bad either. Friendly staffs who were very attentive. Sitting outside under nice weather...More

Thank dlwabbit
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear dlwabbit, I like your opening remark that we are "always nice to visit". I always stress to the staff the importance of making all visitors welcome and I am very fussy so the venue the food and the wines of course all need to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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