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“New owners, new menu, overpriced and empty”
Review of Deluca cafe

Deluca cafe
Ranked #28 of 155 Restaurants in Whangarei
Price range: US$11 - US$14
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Drove past and noticed Deluca was literally empty and thought this was very odd for a Saturday morning. It’s usually full to the brim.

Went in anyway then realised it’d changed hands. I asked a worker if it had sold and she said “yeah, it’s verrrry different now”, which I soon found out for myself. None of the old staff remain.

No table service, just order at the counter. Menu has been severely restricted but still overpriced? Cabinet food looked average.

Flat whites shouldn’t be served in latte glasses. Mushrooms on toast was average, toast was hardly toasted and tasted stale. Learn to reduce cream when cooking mushrooms properly? :)

They still serve Supreme coffee which is a plus, but we won’t be back. Weird vibe and staff that stare. Deluca has lost all its cute authenticity. SUCH A SHAME when this part of town is so cool.

2  Thank notthlandrat
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Luv it luv it this is now my fav coffee spot in whangarei. Salt and Deluca are owned by the same people but the coffee is better at deluca dreamy almond croissants and ummmy pecan brioche and parking outside yeahhh so sad it is not open on mondays

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I had coffee and almond croissant and the people I was with had the pecan brioche. Um um um. My experience with the staff was excellent. They were attentive, friendly welcoming and make a damn good coffee. Definitely A1 for Whangarei

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

This has recently changed owners and lacks everything. Lacks friendly staff and the food has gone downhill as well. Shame because this place was such a treat in Whangarei. Cabinet was mainly empty at two separate times i hve been here.

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2  Thank tja97
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Deluca is under new ownership. I’m pleased to say the ghastly pornographic artwork has gone with the old owners!
Firstly coffee was 7/10
Eggs on toast were very average - toast was soggy from the poached eggs and the butter was solid from the fridge- might as well of been frozen, no chance of buttering toast with soggy bread and solid butter!

I see a comment that someone didn’t like the straws in the water -milk bottles. So now empty milk bottles are delivered with a bottle that you pour your own water from - see photo. Not easy to pour, not sophisticated to drink out of a milk bottle - prefer a straw if there are no glasses supplied

Thank nzandreanz
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