My attempt to slowly eat through Metro’s 2014 Best 50 Cafes in Auckland, our next dining adventure continued at Dear Jervois. Known for their huge popularity within the Herne Bay community as well as to the hip locals in Ponsonby, getting a table can be difficult. We arrived around midday on Sunday and was greeted by a waitlist. Yet, patience prevailed and instead of heading to another cafe, we waited and managed to get a small table to ourselves.
Opened earlier this year, it’s existence brought a huge revival to the cafe scene in Herne Bay. The menu is new and extensive with several vegan and gluten-free options, catering for many dietary requirements.
Opting for something savory, I ordered a very predictable bacon eggs benedict served with a gluten free house made potato hash instead of bread. The hash was utterly amazing, the mix of quinoa and potato gave a subtle nutty taste and the eggs were perfectly cooked. My two other dining companions decided to have waffles; one with bacon and mixed fruits and the other a walnut and almond with no banana. Although not the best waffles (compared to the likes of Waffle Supreme), it is still worth raving.
Of course, a lunch will not be complete without coffee. I happily polished a mug of the hot brew coffee made with Coffee Supreme. Perfection!
Dear Jervois | 234 Jervois Road, Herne Bay