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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 30, 2020

I've eaten here in the past, but hadn't visited for a while. It was still as good as previous - food was inventively presented, tasty and fresh. Friendly service and as we were under limited time, made sure we had meals that could be prepared...within that.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

I wish I could give a good review because the staff out front were just lovely, but hey what I went there for was a good meal, and sorry it was disappointing! The coffee's were burnt and the meal although not unpleasant was overpriced for...such a small amount.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Consistently nice ! This Cafe is a gem in Epsom . Out front is seated spaces for 2 -8 and out back for larger groups and those with children . Welcoming and bright it’s a nice spot for a catch up . Good coffee and...cabinet food with al la Carte menu . Suitable for vegans and GF if they are not too fussy , though the kitchen will omit some ingredients if asked . The Vegan cakes and slices are good . Watch the parking there are transit / clear lanes on both sides of the street .More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

I have been to this cafe for few times now, and I simply love their food. Unfortunately, I found that “Tuna Noodle Bowl” on their menu did not come with much sauce and seared tuna was tasteless, but it might be just my personal preference...and I'm pretty sure most of people love it. Their atmosphere is quite good, relaxing, clean and tidy. I love their decor. Some of staff are not so friendly nor smiling much, but I guess that is just their personality. Their service is still attentive enough to swap a water jug if it is empty, and always clean up a table when we finish. I saw one of customers asked a staff to kill a bee around them, and he perfectly caught it. Such a great service after all. I would love to come back and try something different that I have not tried yet. * ここのカフェにもう何度か足を運んでおりますが、単純に、彼らのご飯は美味しいと思います。メニューの「ツナ・ヌードル・ボール」は、少々ソースが少なめで、鮪のタタキもあまり味付けがしっかりしてなかったように思いましたが、もしかしたらただの自分の好みで、好きな人は好きなんじゃないかなぁと思います。 お店の雰囲気は凄く良く、綺麗で、特にデコレーションは大好きです。正直、スタッフの中にはあまり笑顔ではない方もいらっしゃいますが、まあ個人差はありますよね。サービスは良く、テーブルのお水のボトルもきちんと変えてくれるし、終わったらちゃんとお皿はさげてくれるし。この間、別のお客さんがスタッフに蜂を殺してくれと頼んでいて、見事にやっつけていました。流石です。 また行って、食べたことのないメニューを試してみたいです。More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 26, 2019

Every time I come to New Zealand, my favorite meal is French toast which seems to be a Kiwi thing. Sometimes I get lucky and other times not. This morning it was jackpot!! Well done to this trendy zany establishment! I’ll let the picture tell...the story.... And oh the coffee is great too - for once you can taste it!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

Visited here because I saw their ads on Instagram. Felt like the perfect location to get a sweet breakfast (I usually get savoury) and I think I was right! I got the French Toast and it was delicious, lots of different elements and flavours. Boyfriend...got the full breakfast - he said good but not the best he’s had. Really pretty presentation and pretty location. Food just took a while to get to us.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 9, 2019

It has always been busy when I tried to come by on a weekend but managed to come by during a weekday and was able to get a table without a wait. The place is fairly large as it seems to back quite a bit,...but we just grabbed a table by the window. After getting seated we were given menus and water. The menu was interesting, plenty of really nice sounding foods. I ended up going for the gnocchi with chorizo, although the red velvet pancakes was a really close second. The gnocchi was incredibly light, almost like eating airy mashed potatoes. The creamy sauce with the mushrooms and chorizo was really nice. I also had the hot chocolate but found it needed a bit more sweetness. A friend ordered the fenugreek potatoes with the sausage and that is the reason I'm not giving this place 5 stars. I found the potatoes a bit on the hard side but the flavour was nice. The problem was the sausage. There was a single sausage and it tasted a bit weird. Wasn't sure if it had gone off, but we did get a bit sick afterward. It is a nice cafe and the food is quite nice. A bit disappointed in one of the dishes but the other food items were great.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Hello Friends + Allies is wonderful!! A little Gem this place is Great staff!!!...so friendly Good menu Excellent food!!! Coffee is great too!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

Been here many times to buy coffee Always strong and creamy. They use supreme coffee beans. I tried the French toast and damm it was beautiful and tasty. Will definitely come back and try out their other dishes.

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

My husband and I absolutely love this place, just happened to drive by and see this gem- so we were so surprised! Lots of choice for breakfast/brunch! It is presented beautifully! Staff are always friendly, even when really busy!

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • Hello Friends + Allies is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4