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Soljans Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner


US$14 - US$26
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Soljans Estate Winery
1. Soljans Estate Winery
"Had lunch and what a treat."
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2. Award Winning Cafe
2. Award Winning Cafe
"Friendly service and serene settings"
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3. Food paired with perfect wine
3. Food paired with perfect wine
"great food and awesome service"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and daughter and I had a nice lunch at Soljons with very good wine. Unfortunately we were seated on the terrace behind a plastic sheet which blocked any breeze. It was like being in a sauna, made much worse by the fact that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pjsheppard
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pjsheppard, On the positive side I was very pleased to read that you had a nice lunch and good wine to go with it. On the not so positive side is where you were seated, great if the screens were lifted but you are...More

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Reviewed February 21, 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

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

We went here for a wedding, but they also are a cafe in a beautiful rural setting 20 minutes from central Auckland on an historic winery estate. The food consisted of a variety of tasty nibbles for entrees and a delicious buffet meal. Great service,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HeatherBallantyne
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Dear Heather, Weddings are a very important part of our functions business and you highlighted some points that makes Soljans stand out. Being a working winery only 20 minutes from Auckland in rural Kumeu is a big plus and as we are on the main...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited NZ for the month and we dined in several places but this was by far our best experience! The food was well prepared and presented! The staff very engaging and helpful. The grounds immaculate! A must visit!!!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Dear Escape64889071763, Thank you very much for posting your great review. You covered a lot of very important points in two sentences and said all one could wish for about our venue. A lovely dining experience as a heading says a lot and when you...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Tried two restaurants in one day this one for coffee and entree. Nice greeting nothing appeared too much trouble. Coffee and crusted brie were both excellent. Very busy place.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anthea L
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear Anthea L, Very pleased to read that Soljans was one of the restaurants you chose, it was our pleasure to be of service to you. I liked your comment about a nice greeting, this is one of the key points I promote to all...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Graham S
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

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

Reviewed July 26, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

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 May 24, 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

Date of visit: May 2018
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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 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 May 21, 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

Date of visit: May 2018
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Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 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 May 13, 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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank karindp164
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 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

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