Waitakere City 09 950 6551
- Mon – Sun 8am – 4pm
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Live Music
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 70
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Fresh tasty food, cakes and sweets, we roast our own coffee , park like grounds child and dog friendly We are licenced.loads of parking.
43 Reviews for Catalina Cafe
While the coffee is great both dishes we had were very bland. We had the chicken sandwich from the cabinet and the risotto balls. Neither had any real taste and did not standout. I think the chef needs to taste the food more.
Not worth traveling any distance to find, however driving around the old base is interesting.
We were there last week and on top of the counter were a few plates with muffins, these had covers on them which didn’t match the size of the plates so flies were able to get under the cover and one was having a lovely time crawling all over the muffins. It’s highly unlikely that we will be going back, such a shame. Do the owners of these places not read the reviews, it would seem not!
My order came and I discovered the cook had added the sauce, discovered no sauce was requested, scraped the sauce off and turned the poached egg upside down….presumed to mask the Hollandaise sauce on the underside.
Bad service, as my order was not to my standard, a health risk and therefore not a quality meal. I did not enjoy the food.
It’s mobbed here today! The market is on and the new primary school is having an open day, so there’s heaps of people around. We just ate a fantastic Catalina breakfast each and a coffee, delicious!!! The staff are not grumpy despite the heat today and the numbers through the door. Top marks guys, our first time here and I’ll be back!!
Fuzzy logic….prefer a coffee customer to a lunch patron. Mmmm. We wont bother again.
They were the worst chai lattes we had ever tasted. Watery and flavourless with a horrible spice burn at the end of it. Neither of us could finish our drinks, they were that bad.
the service was unfriendly – they were busy but that is no excuse for the grumpy demeanors and curt tones.
I would like to give them another go as the food was lovely but I certainly won’t get a chai latte!!!
My partner had the grill and it was HUGE. Nice, fresh ingredients, and well cooked, he was really happy with it.
I had the Eggs Benedict, and again, was really happy, the only thing I feel they could improve on is maybe doing a homemade Hollandaise sauce, am guessing it was from a packet as was VERY thick and cold, on a lovely hot meal, like the sauce had been in the fridge.
Coffee was good, love the “Love Shack” blend from Matakana, and we buy it from the market regularly.
Staff were not overly attentive (being a cafe we didn’t expect table service), but friendly and polite.
We would definitely be back, good work Catalina
The husband thought the big breakfast was the best he’s ever had (especially the potatoes), but at $24 it was a tad overpriced.
My spinach & ricotta omelette was incredibly rich and way too big to finish.
You read a more detailed account at http://celestereviews…. – including photos of our meals.
I think with the lovely setting and decor they could do so much better with their food and offer much better value for money.
Have also had a savoury scone from there – it was stodgy and not even cooked.
Catalina could get away with their extremely high prices if they had good food and coffee, but they’re below average in both. I’m assuming the only reason people go there is because it’s the only cafe in our area. If you go on a Sunday, just go into the Hobsonville Farmers Market
would not return and do not recommend others to go there