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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

WOW...should tryout here. Highly recommend. Friendly staffs customer service. Foods are so good. Though I got a little garden on my plate for breakfast! Love their house made drinking water served.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

I come here for coffee on a regular basis before my chiropractic appointment. The staff are always quick and attentive and the flatwhites smooth and hot. A good little cozy cafe in Mt Eden with outdoor seating to enable viewing of the hub and bub...of Mt Eden village. There are multiple places for coffee a stones throw from each other so businesses have to keep on top of the quality and service levels or die. I have had my usual poached eggs on toast here on multiple occasions. The staff always listen to how I wan the eggs ( hard) and the toast ( wholegrain and toasted both sides) and with butter on the side. The eggs always done to perfection and the toast think and wholesome. I recommend this place for small groups where you want an intimate setting or you want to chill out or do some work via your laptop.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

The friendly staff and cozy atmosphere will leave you feeling like a local. Just one small nitpick, their famous avocado toast could use a bit more "avoca" and a little less "do".

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

The food is amazing and the coffee is superb. The cafe is clean and the staff are very friendly. I had the chicken tortilla and my friend had the Wagyu beef with vermicelli noodles. Both items were super tasty and we finished off with a...piece of the lemon loaf!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Quite enjoyed lunch today at Rad! Ordered the Beef Vermicelli Noodle Salad and also the Chicken Salad - both very tasty and a range of flavours, nice iced latte as well! I feel like a bit more natural light would make this place pop!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 17 December 2019 via mobile

F’ing good coffee Vietnamese-Kiwi cafe with a Star Wars there. Nuff said. Superb coffee and Bahn Mi. A hipster hangout with exposed brickwork and too-cool-for-school staff. Strongly recommend a visit, but be ready to queue!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019

2nd time we've visited. Best Eggs Beni I've had, and I've had a few!!! Bacon off the hock, layered potato cake, apple salad garnish, great flavors.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2019 via mobile

Great service and great food. The beef noodle salad was Delicious,granola very good. The chicken roll was a bit dry, omelette was good aporridge good. Probably needed a sauce as it was a bit dry

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 21 September 2019 via mobile

Had breakfast here with my wife and wasn't overly impressed with the coffee or food. Just had an expresso and eggs on toast -. the eggs were very undercooked and the coffee slightly burnt. Not terrible but did expect better after reading other reviews

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

First time visited Rad and it was a pleasant experience. The staff was lovely and very caring as how she handled our coffee. A little spilled on the saucer and she was so sorry and wanted to get us another one. We weren’t bothered about...a little spill and took it as is. Such a lovely and caring person. Loved the coffee thank you. We will be back soon !More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 11 July 2019

Excellent friendly service. High standard of food and coffee. Consistently good. Always busy, and dog friendly.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 16 June 2019

I like Rad's smallness & friendliness - it's a great local. Staff are efficient and chatty, even when slammed, and the coffee is strong. Most recent meal was the eggs benny, with little slivers of apple. There's seats out the front in the sun, papers,...and water with a bit of green tea in it. Best to get in early as it can get really busy. I just wish they stayed open a bit later.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

A belated Mothers Day brunch was held at Rad. Whilst initially disappointed that Breakfast menu didnot extend beyond 1pm, there were plenty of other tasty morsels on offer to tempt. A contemporary menu with twists on the traditional was served promptly with professional courtesy and...flair. A noisy venue that would benefit from acoustic panels is forgiven for this one shortcoming. Worth a look for foodies and café buffs if cruising round Mt EdenMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

Great coffee, friendly staff, delicious food. The Eggs Benedict which was topped with artfully thin apple slices was particularly good.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

I've had coffee at Rad every time I visit friends in Mt Eden and have never been disappointed. This time wanted somewhere to lunch and virtually everything on the strip was closed for Christmas/New Year holidays so it was back to Rad. Interesting menu covering...salad and breakfast bowls and the usual cafe suspects. Nursing a hangover I opted for the fish and chips which was a bit of a surprise - the batter was black thanks to squid ink. Not what I expected but delicious nonetheless.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Rad Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4