Sunday, 25 May 2008

Screaming Turtle

I love the name of the Screaming Turtle Café in Petone. It has some cute little turtle accessories inside and a courtyard setting which is lovely in summer. This place goes up and down like a yoyo. The food is generally good, but the service is never much to write home about. Popping in for brunch a few months ago, the place was about 2/3 full, yet we were told that it would be a 40 minute wait for food. Another time, we were told around midday that the breakfast menu was no longer available. So it's really pot luck.

Today, we dropped in for coffee on a cold, wintry afternoon. My raspberry and white chocolate muffin was sweet but dry (needs to be baked with yoghurt), and my sweetie's Oreo cookie slice was incredibly decadent. We had almost finished our food by the time our drinks arrived, but our hot chocolates were still yummy.

Great to see they've finally got a coffee card (another one to add to my collection). The Entertainment Book offers a main for a main, up to $25 value, so we'll use it for brunch one day. Who knows ... maybe we'll be lucky enough to find staff who look don't look perpetually annoyed that there are customers present? Worth a try.

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