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Calendula Cottage

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12 Collie Road | Glenbrook, Auckland 2681, New Zealand
+64 9-235 3324
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very wet day but still a lovely spot. I had eaten here years ago. Lots of tempting options and I went with a delicious Roasted beetroot & Haloumi cheese salad. The dressing was so good, I wanted to lick the plate. My hubby chose the Caesar salad which wasn't. It had lots of mixed greens & chicken, bacon pieces, croutons... More 

Thank Brenda G
New Zealand
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130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe is situated in lovely mature gardens - found it nice and relaxing on a warm day. Choice of indoor and outdoor seating plus a mini summer house with windows and roof for cool/wet weather. Lovely! Coffee was great - will def visit again. Parking was easy in the on site car park and a plants were being sold... More 

Thank Safarinjema2014
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch with a friend, food in the cabinet looked great and a great selection off the menu. Staff were great, clean tidy, plenty of seating inside and out, lovely grounds.

Thank Morag M
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We really enjoyed out lunch here, Food was lovely and great outdoor ambience. This is a good place to go for Sunday lunch

Thank rachel_Stu
Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

it was a bit cloudy and breezy but plenty of spots to stay warm and comfortable. Very busy but the service and food quality never fell which it does in a lot of places. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will definitely be back. A few more smaller tables settings popped around in the trees would be great as a... More 

1 Thank Mariloony
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful lunch in the garden. There was a good range of food which was very tasty. Friendly and efficient staff who were very welcoming. Would definitely go again.

Thank Carleen72
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Only popped in for a takeout coffee but what a gorgeous place to visit on a sunny day. We have four kids under 8 and will definately return when we have a chance as plenty of space for kids to roam without causing a disturbance. Can't rate the food as didn't eat but definately a place worth visiting if you're... More 

Thank sarah58323
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a special place tucked away down a road in the middle of nowhere, gardens looked fantastic, (sorry the grand kids picked the flowers), the garden paths were a delight for a lion hunt. You are not seated on top of one another, room to move and converse without the next table hearing your conversation. Spotlessly clean and tidy,... More 

Thank Corinne K
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

On a cold and blustery morning, 4 of us had a fabulous brunch at Calendula Cottage, the eggs benedict was especially yummy. It's pet friendly too, soo if you have a dog, you can eat out in the covered area. They also make great coffee and the cake and baking treats in the fridge are great to take home.. They... More 

Thank Larso1
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely brunch meals with family. Great presentation and flavours. Corn fritters and the stack with wedges. The creamy mushrooms and French toast were also delightful.

Thank Merv J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Collie Road | Glenbrook, Auckland 2681, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-235 3324

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?