Re­view of Taupo¯ cafe: Kefi at the Hub

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STEPH RANGI A taste of…

Kefi at the Hub, 415 Huka Falls Road, Wairakei. It was a well priced place to go as a fam­ily and the food was de­li­cious.

Kids pan­cakes and french toast ($12 each), pan­cakes with banana, ba­con and maple syrup ($19) and poached eggs on cia­batta ($9) plus added ba­con and home made hash browns.

The pan­cakes were light and fluffy. The banana was very tasty and com­ple­mented the dish very well. They were very gen­er­ous with the ba­con so for ba­con lovers, it would be a dream. The french toast was also light and fluffy – it was gone within sec­onds of the plate be­ing put in front of the 5 year old who wanted it. Both chil­dren fin­ished their break­fasts with no com­plaints.

Un­for­tu­nately, the same can’t be said for the ba­con and eggs dish. While the eggs were poached per­fectly and the ba­con was de­li­cious, the dish had two sauces on it that weren’t wanted. While it made the plate look fancy, they didn’t re­ally work well with the dish and just made the bread soggy. The hash browns were nice enough but left a strong onion taste in the mouth.

the server was very friendly and even made the time to make the chil­dren’s fluffys dec­o­ra­tive. Within 10 min­utes of or­der­ing, we were eat­ing – which is great if you have ‘‘hangry’’ chil­dren.

When we ar­rived it was early morn­ing so the cafe was still a lit­tle cold but the lit fire­place did give off a vibe of warmth. It was empty when we first got there but after be­ing there for a short while, the place started to fill up, giv­ing the ‘nor­mal’ cafe vibe, with­out be­ing too noisy. If you go… Make sure you have time to check out the he­li­copter next to the cafe if you go with chil­dren – they will love it.

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Poached eggs on toast with ba­con and hash browns added.

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