Clevedon Café, Clevedon

Clevedon is a rural township situated 35 minutes south east of Auckland CBD, or around 20 minutes from Botany. Clevedon Scenic Reserve has fantastic walkways over magnificent native bush. The trek to the summit takes 1-2 hours and you don’t even have to be fit to meander up the tracks.

But we were here this time to have lunch at Clevedon Café (1 North Road, Clevedon, Ph: 09-292 8111), which shares the same building as The Woolshed, a large gift store. The café is a popular destination obvious by the number of customers. The café owners make the full use of their rural surroundings with the addition of bird sculptures in the gardens.

I had the custard brioche French toast which comes with blueberries compote and syrup ($15.50).  The custard made the brioche too soggy, though it did taste nice.

Mum had the smoked fish pie served with a coleslaw ($16.50). The fish pie was a bit dry and salty, but the coleslaw was one of the best I’ve had.

The best part of Clevedon Café is the absolutely friendly and helpful staff. They certainly made it a truly enjoyable visit.

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