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Jafa Cafe

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551 Richmond Road, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
+64 9-361 1100
07:00 - 16:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dublin, Ireland
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480 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It was quiet here mid week for brekkie but suited us as we wanted to chill and hang out. We enjoyed a good brekkie and nice coffee. Service was friendly. Good choice.

Thank Orla B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We ate a breakfast at the Jafa Cafe. The food was actually good but the service was very poor. When we arrived, we felt like we were unwanted in the place. The waitress was almost speechless and she wasnt smilling at all. We received our food but no cutelry, so we had to look on the other tables to find... More 

Thank lgaska
Level Contributor
67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here for ages so came back looking forward to some good eggs bene in what I remember was a buzzing cafe. Time hadn't been kind to this place. It was pretty much empty. The waitresses struggled to raise a smile and whilst the food was ok (scrambled eggs and salmon and a toasted bacon & egg roll) the... More 

Thank Glen M
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Bought a Groupon voucher for brunch/lunch and went along on a Sunday for brunch. The food was really nice. Liked the way they did their scrambled eggs on my Kiwi Feast breakfast. I'm not a mushroom fan and they were happy to swap it out with no fuss or extra charge. My partner had Salmon and Scrambled Eggs on a... More 

Thank Kelly T
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This place used to a be fantastic, bustling cafe. Since changing owners it is far from that. It no longer has a great atmosphere, food or service. I ordered a Apple juice ($9) and 'Tomatoes' ($14.5) which is what I usually would get and although the ingredients were (according to the chef) top of the line, the portion size, lack... More 

Thank pennybell123
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Myself and a few of the boys used to regular this joint every Sunday.. With a year in the UK and a trip to back to Auckland we were beside our selves with excitement to pay Jafa a visit once more... My mate was salivating at the prospect of the steak sanga.. However the anticipation soon dissipated as soon as... More 

Thank adhmiles
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a short business meeting with coffee, never again. Despite the place being nigh on empty it took 30 mins to get our coffees, which were both trim and I'd specifically asked for them to be full fat! The tables were dirty and sticky and the whole place looks like it could do with a deep clean and... More 

Thank Greg Q
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We had a very average service experience a few months back but wanted to give Jafa another go, as it used to be great. Sadly the service was still underwhelming. They were nice enough but there seemed to be a lack of training, and no real enthusiasm. I can't speak for the food on this occasion as they lost our... More 

1 Thank Donna O
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Went to this place on Sunday and it was the worst experience, A rip off of a steak sandwich for $24 that I did not even eat the meat was so salty and over cooked , this was all presented on a bun with a few lettuce leaves and a bit of caramelised onion, Absolute rip off !!!! , thank... More 

Thank Will1967
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

This place used to be very good but recently it just took a massive dive! I live near by but I hardly go there. I think they have to put more thought and personality into it

Thank Reginaldo A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 Richmond Road, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-361 1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?