Sponge Kitchen

Sponge Kitchen

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles73 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Lynn E
116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
So here we were out for breakfast for the second weekend in a row!! And what a positive different experience it was. It was no bother to share meals. The breakfasts were cooked perfectly. Coffee was lovely. We bought extra food from the shop to take home. This is such a consistent place.
Written 22 July 2023
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Laine B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 solo
Owner is a known RACIST who discriminates against Māori. Also the pies aren't great. I'll be bycotting until a change in ownership or apology from David.
Written 25 May 2023
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amr100
Wellington1075 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Dropped in for breakfast enroute north - great price, good serve and really tasty. Great bread (made there???), hash brown was generour portions of tatties. Doesn't look like much from outside - but I will be returning when passing through again.
Written 21 December 2022
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Kegwood
Levin23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 friends
Our regular friends lunch group met at the Sponge Kitchen on 29 June. We were impressed by the range of choice available both on the blackboard menu and in the cabinets. Six of our seven chose items from the cabinets but my wife ordered from the blackboard. This meant that the rest of us were well into our meals when hers arrived. I went back to check and her meal appeared almost at the same time. We arrived just before midday so it was peak time for the lunch break folk to come to collect their takeaway food from the cabinets so it was a bit manic at the tills for a while. Perhaps some degree of separation between the in-house orders and the take out counters would help. All our group were very happy with their meals which were very reasonably priced and the coffee was very good. The tea drinkers seemed happy as well. Perhaps the only negative was that no one came to see if we needed any further service or whether we were happy diners - perhaps understandably when they were very busy. There were plenty of diners there on a very wet day which suggests the Sponge Kitchen is a popular eatery.
Written 29 June 2021
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Julie B
Auckland43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 friends
Burger was great, fresh produce, very nice. Def have again. The omelette was generous, it needed cheese with the mushrooms and maybe some seasoning. When asked about gluten free, not many options, chose omelet which they then proceeded to serve with white bread, not gf. Coffee was good.
Written 11 October 2020
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Drallom2002
Palmerston North2452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
The one that must must be obeyed has been missing her favorite fritters. Now the urge has been satisfied. Since my review in April 2017 we have been back several times and the "standards" are still tops. Good food and service at a reasonable price.
Written 11 September 2020
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Sara Hirini
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 solo
Sad to say but my daughter had ordered my granddaughters 6th BD cake from sponge kitchen a week ahead. On the 4th July 2020 my daughter went to pick the cake up pre arrange only to be told that they haven't done it because the accidenlty noted it in their calender for june not July. The said sorry and could we pick it up later? Lucky we had not planed a away event! Finially we were told to come and pick it up. Looked lovely. Served up to all our guests and realized the whole banana cake tasted like oil!! We always go there for their banana cakes as they taste the best. But unfortunately this one was uneatable! Ended up in the bin.
Written 5 July 2020
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cyclingbaker
Levin80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
What a wonderful gem. A lovely place to have a meal Plenty of food on the plate, good servings. Will visit again
Written 29 February 2020
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Sandra D
Levin79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 family
Had a lovely lunch of whitebait fritters and fries. This was incredibly yummy with great service and a nice coffee.
Written 19 October 2019
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Ronnie608
Levin96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
I ate her on 4/10/19 with friends. I ordered Eggs Benedict, unfortunately it wasn't very nice. The buns underneath the bacon and eggs were soggy, and the hollandaise sauce gluggy with not a very pleasant, after taste. I was sorry I didn't order a toasted sandwich which was my original choice. The takeaway part of this business is good though, their sandwiches and pies are always consistent and tasty but I don't feel the same regarding the café part. They have opened a small café in our local library (Te Takere) which has good cabinet food (not meals) but that is ok. I have been there for lunch several times with no complaints and the coffee is good. I don't think I will hurry back to the Sponge Kitchen café for lunch though,
Written 5 October 2019
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onearm you
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 friends
whether it be bacon & eggs pastry tastys most enjoyable & extensive menu pleasant surroundings& hosts
Written 23 June 2019
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Deanne D
Wellington1458 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 family
Had a meal here mid week. They have great drinks. The food is standard NZ food. Good for filling the stomach at lunch time. Nothing special though.
Written 15 April 2019
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magits2017
Waitarere25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 friends
Bakery side good and nice sandwiches but wouldn’t recommend cafe side, very disappointed with food and service.
Written 13 April 2019
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Paul L
Wellington3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 couples
The umpkin soup was delicious and the bacon, eggs and hash browns were grest as well. Coffee was yummy, will be back.
Written 5 April 2019
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Kiwi-as
52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
We're regulars at the Sponge Kitchen and normally find the food really great. Went there recently and while my husband was happy with his macaroni cheese, my slice of pizza was awful, which is unusual as their pizza is normally lovely. It had shredded chicken, cheese and tinned apricots on the large slice, and there was far too much cheese and apricot, and the base was incredibly thick. I ended up scraping the chicken and some of the cheese and apricot off but left the base as it had gone soggy - not helped by the slice having been microwaved (which also made it extremely hot). When a waitress passed our table I mentioned to her that the pizza wasn't very nice, and showed her my plate. She said she would tell the chef. As we were leaving she approached us and said 'the chef said thank you for your feedback'. We'd already paid for our meal, but a free coffee or hot cross bun to take away wouldn't have gone astray, considering it was obvious the bulk of the pizza hadn't been eaten.
Written 21 March 2019
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