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Brick & Vines Cafe at Morris & James

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
48 Tongue Farm Rd, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
+64 9-422 7484
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (6 reviews)
“pottery shop” (8 reviews)
“guitar player” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Grill
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
48 Tongue Farm Rd, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Disclaimer: I hope trip advisor can update the name of the cafe at Morris and James soon as this review is in no way connected to Brick and Vines Cafe. I have been to Brick and Vines cafe and it was great. Was looking forward...More

1  Thank LisaKS_12
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Four out of five of us chose the fish & chips at $25. Presentation was beautifully colourful with an interesting salad, a generous portion of perfectly cooked chips, two pieces of fish and a creamy aioli on the side. Delicious. Lots of garden seating with...More

Thank SandLexia
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Seems there’s new owners but that’s no excuse for what appeared to be a complete lack of management or giving a toss by the wait staff. To start it took 20 minutes of queuing to order with only 4 people in front of us. One...More

2  Thank Arlette F
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We thought an early trip up from Waiuku for the day to the pottery would be a nice trip. Luckily for us there wasn’t much traffic until our return and then it was going north. Lovely setting next to the pottery. Breakfast menu so had...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We are regular visitors to Morris and James Pottery and often enjoy a meal or drink and slice at this cafe...sadly it appears new management have no idea of what they are doing. Near 12pm we asked if there was a lunch menu only to...More

3  Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

To give average is about potential given the location Not good service either..A cafe on the cycle walk trail with the lovely Morris n James pottery in the same plot so you can explore the exquist pieces for sale. What a shame then that the...More

1  Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This cafe is part of the Morris and James Pottery and is a favourite place for people who like to view and/or buy pottery and then be able to have nice refreshments before carrying on.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We called here on the way to the Sculptureum with some friends, the food was delicious and the service was friendly, while your there you can visit their show room and pottery work shop to see them actually making the pots, the pots are amazing.

Thank Isobel D
Reviewed 18 November 2017

My wife and I had made this cafe a favourite spot of ours whenever we visited Matakana. Unfortunately on this occasion it was highly disappointing. I ended up asking if they had new staff in the kitchen because the quality was not what we had...More

1  Thank CraigOsblack
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We travelled from whakatane for weekend . Went to markets on a rainy day and we 5 needed refuelling . Loved the breakfast and service and staff . Keep up great work . Cheese scone from oven was superb and girls were thrilled with size...More

Thank ohopedude
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Response from Tintin4 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe - but as ‘new owners’ their staff management skills are deplorable. They run on minimum staffing and low skill level. Don’t expect a welcoming greeting or prompt service - so if you enjoy a rude unwelcoming attitude... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Grill
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Tongue Farm Rd, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Matakana
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 7484
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