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Soljans Cafe

) #3 of 12 Restaurants in Kumeu $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0892, New Zealand
+64 9-412 2680
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (59 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0892, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not a great experience to be honest. We were greeted by staff that were busy and told someone would be with us soon. We were initially inundated with different waiting staff...but would then have no one attending our table meaning we would have to go...More

Thank 00sunshine
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear 00sunshine, I am very sorry that you found your Soljan experience disappointing. It does not matter what day people visit the service should always be of a high standard so my apologies for us not providing this for you. I like reviews because we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we ended up here for lunch during a wine tour The food was delicious and the wait was not too bad considering there was 35 of us would have loved a dessert too .More

Thank Molzmum
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Molzmum, Taking a wine tour is a great way to get to know the wineries in the region and I am very pleased that your tour included lunch at our cafe. We get lots of groups in for celebrations and events and our team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we tasted some of the local wines, which are exceptional. The cafe was warm and inviting, the staff friendly. The menu and was not extensive but a good variety and matched perfectly with suggested wines. Definitely a must stop on the Wine Trail.More

Thank Robyn F
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Robyn F, Great to get your review and ultra pleased that everything was to your liking. We are very proud of the wines we make and having customers like you enjoy them very rewarding. Being part of the Kumeu Wine Country wine trail is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday lunch to celebrate nanas big birthday. All ages represented. Great meals including good provision for kids meals. House wines of great standard. All meals were enjoyed.

Thank Merv J
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Soljans Cafe offered us good food, fine wine and friendly service. However, the high noise level in the restaurant, due to lack of sound proofing or noise omitting materials, is very disturbing.More

1  Thank Felix T
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Felix T, I have taken note of your points about the noise and while we do have soundproofing panels on both side of the ceiling it can sometimes get a bit loud. I was very pleased to see you touched on three important points...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We were on a wine tour and had lunch here. We did the tasting and loved the Sparkling Muscat which is unlike anything we have had before. We had lunch next to the fireplace which was cosy. People were dining outside as well which was...More

Thank Duane W
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Duane W, We get lots of people in on wine tours and it is a great way to see what wineries have to offer. I am very pleased you liked the Sparkling Muscat, it is one of our most popular wines and has fantastic...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

it was my first experience at soljans winery, and i loved the staff that had served our table great waiters who were Darlene, and Alethea, Antoinette i will be going back for more great food and awesome service loved the wine tasting AWESOME,AWESOME time i...More

Thank bernadetterakena
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear bernadetterakena, I am always pleased when people mention the names of the staff that gave them such great service, I take note of it and it means a lot to the team as well. It is a fantastic review and I thank you on...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome by staff, very friendly, good service, not pushy. The weather was changeable, but the cafe setting have provisions for all weather. The celebrations of 'berba' was interesting, nice 'pasurate' (similar to cross buns, but one bite size) were offered several times during our...More

1  Thank Dragan J
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dragan J, "Berba" is Croatian and refers to harvest time, a time of celebration. My father always talked of Berba in the old country when he was a boy and we have carried on the tradition here in recognition of our Heritage. I was...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017

It was quite busy on a Saturday for lunch, including some very large tables of quite loud women! Luckily it is a large enough venue that this wasn't really an issue. The service was okay, could have been a little 'warmer', just felt a little...More

1  Thank Cherilyn M
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Dear Cherilyn M, Saturdays do get very busy and and when we get groups of ladies they can get a bit noisy, I think they just enjoy being out with other ladies and catch up on every thing that is happening. I take on point...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

There were three adults and a child. We had the snapper fish of the day and chicken breast and a kid's meal. Service was extremely slow and the fish had to be returned as they were too salty as was the accompanying mashed wasabi peas.More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tony S, Owner at Soljans Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

I would very much liked to know when you visited us because from that we can see what chefs were on duty, having food served that was to salty should never happen because we have condiments on all tables for guests to add as they...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu 0892, New Zealand (Formerly Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Kumeu
  • Phone Number: +64 9-412 2680
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Family owned for three generations, Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland's heritage wine region. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door then enjoy exceptional New Zealand cuisine in the highly acclaimed winery cafe.
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