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Calendula Cottage

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12 Collie Road | Glenbrook, Auckland 2681, New Zealand
+64 9-235 3324
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10:00 - 16:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Stack was fabulous and service was great. I should have had another shot in my large flat white but that's just me.

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Thank FranG1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calendula Cottage has been a great local destination for years and the venue keeps improving with age. Excellent food loads of choice and friendly helkpful staff. The venue is really lovely with a choice of covered or open air seating. Lo0vely garden surrounds so peaceful and lovely for families as children can raom happily. Also excellent venue for do's...

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Thank jacquibaker2017
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

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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 12 February 2017

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 

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Thank Safarinjema2014
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

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.

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Thank Morag M
Auckland
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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

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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 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Carleen72
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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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 

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Thank sarah58323
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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?