- Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm
- Sat 8am – 4pm
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine
- Seating for: 130
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Pay
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Prefab is an all in one eatery, coffee roastery, community hub, events facility and showcase for New Zealand design.
Prefab is a 130 seater eatery space with direct flow onto the North-West facing terrace.
Prefab has a totally fresh and unpretentious approach to daytime dining, from abandoning cabinet food in favour of fresh from the kitchen fare, to cleanskin wines at a flat price per bottle, to free sparkling water and bottomless single origin filter coffee.
The ACME & CO breads and bakery items will be baked and served warm from the Prefab oven throughout the day. And are also being sold at nearby Moore Wilson Fresh – how’s that for buying locally!
13 Reviews for Prefab
So we ate, paid for our meals and then left immediately. We couldn’t get out of the place fast enough!!
Given our cold experience there, we certainly won’t be back again in a hurry.
The waitress who took my order was rather pleasant just a shame about the other 1 who was slightly older (and maybe in a managing role) who was putting chairs up and made a big deal of making noise like she wanted me to move.
Prefab certainly has potential and usually quite nice but this time’s a no and would any of my friends or myself be back? Not likely.
Visited May 2013
Definitely not worth the $55 all up.
Visited April 2013
It was reasonably busy when we went in, there were a few people milling around the door but that is to be expected for a new place with a lot of hype around it. We were seated very quickly and left with menus. Instantly it became clear the food was nowhere near what we had previously expected. We were sitting at one end of a large table, at the other end were two people and as we waited to order we overheard the man discussing with the waitress his surprise and disappointment that the caesar salad came with neither chicken nor anchovies, though this was not mentioned on the menu. So that was off the list for us.
When the waitress came back, we asked for clarification on the menu as it is pretty sparse on details. It was quite bizarre – the burger came only as a bun and pattie, we would have to order salad separately. The pizza was a plain margherita, with no other options. Two of us eventually ordered the quinoa salad, the other the bacon buttie.
Before our food even got to us, a waitress sat a complete stranger next to us. I mean right next to us, she was closer to me than either of the people I was eating with and even tried to push my bag off the table because she didn’t have space for her own. They obviously knew each other as the waitress hung around to chat about their weekends, and made a point of coming over to greet the woman’s partner when he arrived. Absolutely unprofessional to shove your friends onto a table regardless of other patrons. It completely wrecked our ability to chat and enjoy our lunch.
Once the food arrived, there was no improvement. The quinoa salad came with feta, wMorehich was not mentioned on the menu. Both of us who ordered the salad are lactose intolerant and ordered it because it seemed the only thing free from dairy. Given that most of the menu items don’t come with things you would normally expect (i.e lettuce in a burger), it is bizarre that feta would not be mentioned, especially given it is a common allergen. We had both ordered chicken to add to the salad; this was inedible. It was cold, the skin was shrivelled and it had obviously been cooked and left in the fridge for several days. There was also gristle in mine. Our friend’s bacon buttie was stone cold.
The waitresses seemed utterly disinterested, we tried to catch the attention of one to send the salad back as neither of us could eat it but she ignored us. When we went to pay, the girl at the counter didn’t ask how we had found the food.
Appalling service, average food which doesn’t do the basics well, and a total inability to deal with any sort of lunchtime rush. I won’t be going back, and have been telling everyone I know to avoid this place
Visited March 2013
The menu and prices have increased since opening…
It is a shame that they are not open on Sundays..
Coffee has gradually gotten better since opening.
Ordered a hot sandwich – mozzarella, basil and tomato. could have done with some salt during the toasting… bread was over toasted so it made it difficult to cut. Other time I ordered the burger which was literally meat patty in a bun – awefully boring… and the other time I ordered this salad Quinoa, wild rice, kumara salad which came with a LOT of white rice which I was not expecting….
I ordered the toast with scrambled eggs and bacon and it was OK, I could have done just as well myself at home. My friends ordered the burger and fries and the tomato mozzarella and basil toastie and a side of fries. I should have had either one of those instead, they looked delicious. I managed to grab a few of the fries which are amazing, particularly with the homemade tomato sauce. I’ll be back, but will be slightly more adventurous than bacon and eggs on toast next time.
Also liked the look of the baked goods on the counter however did not like that people were sitting right next to them and the food was not covered.