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8 Reviews for The Florentine Tearoom
Con: Opening hours – close too early
Another café to fall in love with! The interior design is superb, with so much love to detail. I went for the long table in the back, where I not only had a big bottle of water and glasses right in front of me but also a bunch of lovely smelling flowers. Although they seem to have an excellent selection of teas, I had a coffee. The brand they use is an organic, fair-trade brand from Wellington called People’s coffee and the taste was just perfect. The scone was very nice, although a tiny bit too raw in the centre.
I’d prefer longer opening hours than 3:30 during the week and 3 on weekends. That’s just the time I would go for a coffee in the afternoon!
On a side note, was just reading up for the phone number and saw lorinda’s review below, thought I better do the Florentine some justice. I remember a very obnoxious table coming in and sitting next to us outside (not sure if lorinda’s table, but the story sounds similar). They were extremely rude to the staff about having to sit outside on a slightly overcast day. They also mishandled the high tea glass stand, and broke the crystal stand on which the food was served, didn’t seem to apologise to the staff or owner, and left.
This is a lovely place, and I would definitely return.
The food was nice and the coffee good, although for the amount we were charged I expected more food and something a little bit special.
The girls on the counter were polite but the manager was very snippy and quite rude. We were basically forgotten about and although our table was cleared fairly quickly, we were never offered any extra coffee or tea.
I would not visit again as I feel there are much friendlier, warmer places in Auckland to have high tea for much better value.
The service was really good. For example there were some mosquitoes in the courtyard, so they lit a citronella burner for us!
Good coffee too. A cute local cafe, would definitely go back