Turkish Cafe

The Turkish Cafe is a very noticeable cafe, next to Warehouse Newmarket, opposite the Skycity Cinemas (Broadway). It’s one of those cafes that I wanted to try out for a while, so I had my chance. Tried a couple of things – see below:

Donor Kebab.

Kiwi Salmon Delight.

I can’t recollect what the pricing of the above items were, but I think they were some part of a lunchtime deal, so should be reasonable. But I have to admit, the food was not memorable. Surprisingly, the place lacks people at lunchtime. I’m not sure why, stiff competition from the other cafes? I thought they had a decent location.

I do admit, it’s one place I’m not going back to. Food didn’t taste horrible and I think that was the problem, I couldn’t remember if it was good or bad, so probably one of those “average” places. Therefore, a rating of 6/10.

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Urban Cafe

Sorry for the lack of posts. I have been quite lazy recently but starting to get the mood to post some reviews. Here’s one I recommend if you’re passing by Newmarket and craving for some cafe food. Urban Cafe is located on Carlton Gore Road. Thanks to an online menu, I get details and pricing.

Samples below:


Urban Classics – Corn Beef Hash Cakes, Poached Eggs, Grain Mustard Hollandaise, SpicedĀ Bean & Avocado Salad ($17.50).

Urban Refuel – Urban Burger, Swiss Cheese, Beetroot Relish, Watercress, Chicken Pate & Fries ($17)

To be honest, I quite like both items – tasty and good presentation. The burger is heavy, so not for the light-heated and if you’re not keen on excessive protein. Pricing is reasonable. Environment is good. Coffee is not bad.

Highly recommended. If you’ve got the Entertainment book, you can get discounts. 9/10.

Quattro (Orewa)

Forgive my absence, I have been preoccupied with other things recently. And to be honest, I could have posted a few things last month.

Anyway, on my trip back from Paihia (long Easter weekend), I stopped over in Orewa for lunch. I couldn’t pick anything, so chose this place called Quattro . They had a good deal, kebab and coffee for $10. Not bad?

Bought a Mediterranean and Lamb kebab. The lamb kebab was average, theĀ  Mediterranean kebab tasted better. Coffee was horrible to be honest. The milk must be bad or something. I’d say they need to check their milk temperature before making coffee. Perhaps their pizzas are better (there appears to be some good reviews), but unfortunately, no combos with that.

My rating, 2/10. Horrible coffee! Back to Auckland for some real, good quality coffee!