Hidden away on Mahia Street, Cafe Ahuriri is a hidden gem, a unique, welcoming and deliciously aromatic Art Deco-tinged Cafe in the heart of Ahuriri’s bustling business park. Passing through the gate is like entering a secret garden. The delicious smell is irresistible – a mixture of freshly brewed coffee and home baking. The courtyard is private and protected from the wind. Lunchtime offers traditional favourites like lambs fry and bacon, and corn fitter stacks, alongside fish of the day, Gourmet Burgers, Cajun Chicken Sandwich meals and chef’s specials. Or you can choose from the large selection of cabinet food, which is very fresh and made daily, like the sausage roll – which has been awarded ‘Best in Hawke’s Bay’ – light flaky pastry wrapped around a moreish savoury centre. The custard squares are legendary and have been described as a simple treat that’s easy to get wrong, but very difficult to do well. These have the touch of a master baker, uncomplicated and so delicate.
Continental and cooked breakfasts, featuring their own muesli served with fresh fruit and yoghurt, eggs benedict on handmade english muffins, omelettes and the popular extra large breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns or scallop potatoes, tomatoes and toast. The coffee is seriously good and made by a well trained barista.
There’s something for everyone – with office and party catering too.
The menu at Café Ahuriri is sensational and leaves many people very satisfied. There is something for everyone from the wide range of home baking in the cabinets, outstanding breakfast menu, amazing lunch menu, to the catering menu for office meetings, staff lunches and party catering. On Sundays the immensely popular Sunday buffet has people queuing out the door.