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Soljans Cafe

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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0892, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
+64 9-412 2680
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because we were looking for a winery close to the city while family were visiting. We did a tasting and had lunch. The tasting was reasonable, and some of the wines were very good. The cafe was very disappointing. Some of the food was honestly pretty awful, especially for the price. (The vegetable tart was probably the... More 

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Thank t0pas
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soljan's Café is a fairly short drive from west Auckland and we recently had a family get-together there for lunch. The building is in attractive grounds and there is plenty of parking. As we were quite a big group, we opted for $32 set menu but unfortunately the food was a quite disappointing. Lunch started with nice mini loaves of... More 

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Thank Anne W
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Soljans winery is a nice place to relax, went for a friends surprise birthday brunch. The food and desert was okay, bit on the expensive side, however the wines were top notch. Was a good afternoon celebrating with friends and the birthday girl!!

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Thank DavidL9244
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear DavidL9244, I was very pleased you found our wine Top Notch, the team put a lot of work into making it so do appreciate such a positive review, thank you. Also pleased you found Soljans a nice place to relax, this is also important and what we like to provide. When you are celebrating with friends you want it... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went here for a family lunch, the service was meals all looked good and most really enjoyed theirs. I have the pork belly which I found a little dry but was tasty. They have this neat wine taster you can have with your meal where you get to choose 3 of their wines really enjoyed being able to try... More 

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Thank BecsGNZ
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear BecsGNZ, It is interesting that people eat first with their eyes so presentation of meals very important and I am pleased you mentioned they all looked good. Not sure why your dish was dry so I have passed your comment on to the kitchen, I also told them you found it tasty and that was good. Also pleased you... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great food (Oriental duck - mains, Calmarie - entree) and great service. Friendly staff at restuarant & at the Wine tasting (fabulous sauvignon blanc & Port Wine- recommended - had to buy it) - Wonderful afternoon & great place to take a family.

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Thank ADHIR2YOU
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear ADHIR2YOU, We have always promoted our place as a family friendly venue and there is lots of safe grassed area for kids to run around under the watchful eyes of their parents. Having great food and service vital aspects of the hospitality industry and very pleased that you highlighted these points. I hope you enjoyed that wines you purchased... More 

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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213 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went to lunch with a heap of us and got great service. We all tried the taster wine which was a bargain at $10.5 for three small wine tastings, great fun. The food was really good and tasty. Will bring my family back so they can enjoy the place.

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Thank Rainy0
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Rainy0, Great service is what I like to read in reviews. We have a great group of mainly young people who work in our cafe and I hire on attitude so that we will get great service because they are naturally motivated. Also pleased you liked the taster, this is a very popular concept and we are looking at... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a great lunch -Service on the ball , so we had our food in a reasonable time - at our pace - we had the fish and was really fresh and definitely worth the visit- Great place to go and take visitors to NZ to buy and try wine and have lunch - its on the wine trail

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Thank Foardy123
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Foardy123, I think you touched on a very interesting and important issue and that is A great place to take visitors to NZ. We work hard on making our place an enjoyable and interesting destination for visitors from all over the world and very pleased that you highlighted this point. Great lunch and good service is what we always... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Family reunion of 18 including children. Special table set up for the children with colouring/drawing things for them plus a great kids menu. Adults menu was equally as good. We ordered prior to arriving. Food was delivered on time. Staff were great. Lovely gift shop in the entrance and an outdoor area for the little ones to play. Will certainly... More 

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Thank Missy872013
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Missy872013, Being a family friendly venue we try to make sure we do everything possible to make guests visits enjoyable and interesting be they young of not so young. It is also important to have menus that cover ages and tastes that suit most palates. The interest in the gift shop always surprises me and is a magnet for... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We popped in for a lunch and luckily we were accommodated without a booking. Out this way in Kumeu/Riverhead you are always asked if you have made a booking? I think if we have made a booking we would walk in and say "We have booked". Anyway both had beer battered fish and chips which we've had before and enjoyed.... More 

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1 Thank 524CAS
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear 524CAS, Your review reminds me that we do not always hit the button with some people and for our shortfalls I apologise. I have discussed this with the staff who were on and have tidied up the proceedures that did not seem up to be up to our high standard of, service, service, service, at all times. Thanks and... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We decided to "GO WEST" on a gloomy Sunday in Auckland, and decided to look for a Vineyard setting. Came across Soljans Estate restaurant. It looked really busy and as we had not booked, thought we would have a slim chance of getting a table. Walked in to a bustling restaurant where there were several celebrations in full swing, where... More 

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Thank Jan S
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Jan S, It was our real pleasure to have you visit our cafe and I am very pleased to read your exellent review. We get very busy but great to see things like friendly service and attention to detail were maintained which it should be. I was also pleased with your comments the food, we have a great bunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0892, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Kumeu
  • Phone Number: +64 9-412 2680
Description
Family owned for three generations, Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland's heritage wine region. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door then enjoy exceptional New Zealand cuisine in the highly acclaimed winery cafe.

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