Lovely food and service. I had the mushrooms on toast with potatoes on the side (very tasty) and a mochachino (meets a coffee connoisseur’s standards anytime). We got to sit outside too which was nice (very rare on a sunny Saturday morning). However prices reflect Auckland prices so don’t expect small town prices eventhough you’re in Cambridge…
15% surcharge is not much. Try Auckland, they do a surcharge of 20% on public holidays and people are very happy to pay that for good food. My husband and I love the Deli, it’s always worth the wait, no wonder so many people go there, it’s always busy, great vibe.
Stopped in Cambridge on Monday 30 January for something to eat and decided on The Deli. Was quite busy and waited a while to be served. Ordered two croissants and two cappuccinos – total $33.60 – I queried this with the girl behind the counter and she said there was a 15% surcharge – it was so busy and there were quite a lot of people in the queue – I ended up paying. Was going to go back after we finished but again it was really busy. Would think twice about going back there – staff not very smiley at all!!
Although it was a very busy lunchtime period, I waited nearly 20 minutes for my chicken wrap (which only needed to be heated). In the meantime a group of 4 men and another couple were served their meal before mine, at this stage I had drunk my coffee and my son had drunk his BIG iced chocolate. I gave it one more minute, and then went up and asked where my meal was, girl behind counter said “pardon”!! before I even got the sentence out, and said “its coming shortly”….it then did 2 minutes later.
Service is a bit poor and not very friendly and don’t smile much.
Flat whites are served in a very tiny cup and still charge $4 for it. Will go elsewhere for coffee in future for cheaper and a much bigger cup.. I only went there this particular day because my son loves their iced chocolates..
Really enjoyed the coffee and food, I was perturbed over the fact that it was a windy day and although we were inside the waitress clearing tables kept leaving the sliding door open( not the main entrance) and as my very elderly mother was with us it was a bit breezy and no we couldn’t move, customers outside were having problems with the umbrellas collapsing. If I was still in the business I certainly would not turn away out of town customers at 5 minutes to 3 when there was food still in the display cabinets. This was a Sunday and yes I know the business hours but business is business. one did wonder what happened to the fabulous chicken pies that were removed from the cabinet. Would go again
My brother and i visited on November 14th at approx 11.30am you were busy but we were still treated with polite and very friendly service one word would describe this Cafe and its food and customer service excellent a great example for the hospitality industry where visitors both domestic and overseas are made to feel welcome with kiwi hospitality and good food
This place is great! It’s the only cafe I have been to Ian where service is at its best! Staff has not smiled so much than at the Deli! Everything is great here, if I lived closer I would have breakfast, lunch and dinner there!! Go Deli on the Corner!! A MUST stop for every local and traveler!
Fantastic, polite, happy bunch. We ladies ride motorbikes, & arrived in the midst of Market Day.A table was put aside for us. They were busy, service couldn’t be better, food delicious, hot choccies superb. Definitely go back for a decent lunch next time. Hardest thing is choosing what to have ! ! ! !
New owners as of last week. What a relief. The staff look relaxed and happy. The music is background – not foreground pollution. Coffee is great, food range and standard better. Tables are getting cleared and cleaned promptly. I, for one, am returning as a regular, as are others I work with. Coffee cards are a great addition. The place is clean and organised. The yodelling and/or yelling from the kitchen area has stopped. We are wondering what else the new owners have in store for us. Good luck Petra, Johan and Renner.
We had lunch at the Deli today, it was brilliant, staff excellent at peak rush hour, coffee and hot chocolate just great too, I had a smoked chicken and apricot pie that was divine, (want the recipe) husband had a panini that was huge…. lovely salad on the side, and the staff really great, very fast and efficient service, our table had not been wiped clean, but they were rushed of their feet. One of the best lunch time eating places with great atmosphere in town.