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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed March 18, 2021

Cafe is nice enough, but I wouldn't rave about it. I ordered the (breakfast) Smoked Salmon Bagel. They had no bagels (?!), so I had ordinary grain toast - still an exorbitant $19.50! Also, a lot of lettuce was served with it - not what...most people would want to eat for breakfast. The old kids menu used to have baked beans on it, which is a perfect breakfast for a child (and kids love) - unfortunately that has been taken off. Again, not a bad cafe - but there are others in the Ellerslie Village that are better. Melba used to be so busy all the time, which proves how good it was previously....More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2020

Visited this delightful café for breakfast on 3 occasions during recent holiday visiting family in Auckland. Excellent menu, wonderful food and welcoming service.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

Great coffee Only had a coffee but their food looked interesting enough to return. The service was welcoming, prompt and very friendly. Their location has lots of café competitors but I strongly suggest you try them out

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

We came for Sunday brunch. Seated quickly, fast service for drinks and food. Absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend and eat here again. Everything on the menu sounds marvellous.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Went here for brunch with my husband. Possibly the best creamy mushrooms I’ve ever had! The coffee was great. And so were the freshly made cold drinks, it was a hot morning so the passionfruit fizz and watermelon juice, were delightfully refreshing and cooling. Would...absolutely go back if we are ever stopping in Ellerslie again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 13, 2019

I ordered the chicken waffles, which were soooooo good!!!! My wife ordered the avo smash, which was soooooo bland!!!!! Add in the fact that there was cigarette smoke wafting past us from the customers sitting outside, and I can't give a score higher than 3,...even though the waffles were really good.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Has to be the best option in Ellerslie and wider area for a superb breakfast. Great choice and very good value. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

We went for brunch. Lovely environment, very busy. The food tasted good but took quite some time to come to the table. Not a bad place but dont go if you are in a rush.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been to Melba many a time and today took a daughter who hasn’t been before. While it was a busy lunch time, we found an outside table and were served very promptly. One thing Melba does well is a little twist on old favourites....So my smashed avocado had a little Brie and dukkah and a really gorgeous free range poached egg. It looked and tasted delicious. My daughters scrambled eggs were also very yummy. Even when it is busy, Melba turns orders over quickly and today was no exception. Drinks came quickly and food not long after. The cabinet food offers a broad range and is always a feast of choices. A great local spot.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Service was a little slow and coffee was not great. Definitely on the weak side. Once brunch came out was well presented and taste was okay. Lovely place inside, water on the tables, on site bathrooms, offers Cabinet foods also. Did get a muffin to...go which was nice was offered butter to go alongsideMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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September 12, 2019|
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Response from Adrian M | Reviewed this property |
I have seen tables reserved for groups as recently as lunch time today.
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Yes, Melba offers takeaway services.

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Melba is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4