Rodney 09-415 6442
- Mon – Tue 8:30am – 3pm
- Wed – Thu 8:30 am – 4pm
- Fri 8:30am – 4pm, 5pm – 11pm
- Sat – Sun 8:30am – 4pm
- Children's Menu
- Out Catering
- Children's Play Area
- Private Functions
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 60-120
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
- Wi-Fi: None
Fernielea Cafe is located in a picturesque rural setting 25 minutes north of Auckland City. There is a tranquil deck to enjoy a glass of wine or relax with a delicious coffee in the garden while the kids are entertained in the playground and sandpit. There is a fresh, tasty cafe menu and delicious cabinet food. All of our cakes and slices are baked fresh in house.
The restaurant and bar is now closed for the winter, Weddings and private parties are welcome. You will be impressed by this relaxing location and awesome food.
23 Reviews for Fernielea Cafe
We thought we’d try this place as we were in the Coatesville area. It was quite busy on a Sunday lunchtime – but not overly so. Having ordered our meals we waited patiently for half an hour. There didn’t seem to be too many meals arriving at the tables around us so we asked when we might expect ours to arrive. We were told 10 minutes. 20 minutes later we asked again and the waiter went off to find out but didn’t return. After a few more minutes with our patience exhausted we pulled the plug.
As I told the person in charge, if there was going to be that sort of wait we should have been told up front so we could have made an informed decision instead of hanging around for nearly an hour without result.
Either they have too many tables for their kitchen or their kitchen was seriously understaffed. One of the tables next to us asked for some bread & butter for their children after what must have been a similar wait. The table next to us seemed similarly exasperated.
If you come here I suggest you check the wait when ordering from the menu so you know to opt for something from the cabinet if the wait is going to be excessive.
Shame – the experience spoiled what could have been a pleasant and relaxed Sunday brunch.
Service is friendly and efficient and would definately recommend a weekend brunch outside (if it’s warm) or tucked up in the corner with the Sunday paper.
Great for kids as there is a super cute playground outside too.
You may have to reserve yourself a table on Sunday (this is the day we usually go) as we missed out the last time due to poor planning on my part.
Great service, atmosphere and importantly delicious food.
Today we returned for our free meal and the difference was astounding – we arrived a little early but it was only a few minutes before we were seated. The service was prompt and our food came within 10 minutes of ordering. The food here is extremely good and all 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed Fernielea second time around. We have put the cafe on our list of “we’ll come again” venues. It is a really pleasant venue and on a sunny weekend day I highly recommend eating here. We will all be back – thanks Fernielea, you have won us over.
and it was so nice to be treated politely by their staff
Incredible wood fired pizza, it was the middle of winter but the gas heaters and friendly atmosphere made the experience all the more like a cafe in whistler, I hope this cafe stays secret because I hate having to book weeks ahead to go somewhere
coffee great service friendly atmosphere relaxed perfect out door area for the children , loved it ill be back for sure, good clean homemade exciting food
The service was great apart from the end when I think our table should have been cleared before I asked but it was relatively busy, that I can understand as I’ve worked in hospitality.
Great place and will visit again and recommend to others