About

Mecca Stonehouse: Corporate Event and Function Venue, Wedding Venue, Restaurant and Cafe at Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

Overview

Price Range Reasonable
Ambience Lively
Accepts credit cards Yes
Noise level Upbeat
Licence This venue is licenced
Food Options Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal Food

Products and specialities

Available for private functions, corporate functions and weddings.
A variety of menus on offer: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, desserts, kids day menu, kids dinner menu, drinks menu and a wine/beverage list.

Reviews

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Absolutely delicious!

I went here for my birthday and had a nice time here.  The location is great as you can enjoy the sea view while having a meal in the day time.  Good customer service and food is good.  The meals are a bit pricy though.  Good to have every now and then.  Their vegeterian options are not much and good for non veg.

A bit pricey, but they regularly run specials on the daily deal pages.  Often this means you can eat here for half price.  It's a lovely spot, close to the playground and water.  The restaurant has a range of seating areas, inside, outside but covered over, and outside.  There is a also a little playhouse to keep the kids entertained.  The food is average, but definitely enhanced by the location.

Comment by E B.
They're actually currently running a deal for half price vouchers on some of the daily deal websites.

Great place to relax and enjoy the view while having a good meal.

Another beautiful Autumn's day, blue skies with just a hint of cloud cover. I caught up with a friend after not seen each other for a month. Talks and random chatter (amoungst other things) ensured for most of the morning and before long, realised it's close to 1pm. After a brief discussion of where to go for a late lunch, decided to head towards Mission Bay to Mecca Stonehouse. Located on the beach side in an old style cottage built partially out of stone (hence the name), we walked in and were greeted promptly by a server, and sat outside under the canopy where the bright sunshine is most welcomed on a cold day. Orders were placed and 5 minutes later we got our Iced Mocha, with cream on top for mine, rich chocolatey and coffee taste hitting just the spot. The shared starter platter arrived shorty after, their Mini Mezze platter which consisted of sigara boregi (filled filo cigars of potato, feta and parsley), salt and pepper squid, skewers of grilled salmon and harissa beef, smoked chicken slices, grilled Turkish bread with olives and hummus. It tasted as good as it was presented, I especially loved the filo cigars. We also got a bowl of Kumara fries with sour cream as well, although it could've used a bit of seasoning right out of the fryer (I keep sprinkling salt on them). The servers there checked on us frequently, and cleared away the starter plates after we finished and asked before bringing out the mains. I went for the classic eggs benedict which was stacked high with 2 pieces of grilled ciabatta bread, wilted spinach, plenty of slices of cold smoked salmon, poached eggs with a generous amount of hollandaise. I counted 3 egg yokes as I cut into the stack (2 is what you'd usually expect/get), and the hollandaise a perfect consistancy - not too thick nor thin, nicely seasoned and felt made from scratch, or from premium pre-made pouch that doesn't need the use of stabilizers and emulsifiers from lesser product. Across the table my friend got the roasted pumpkin and green salad, flanked by 4 cheese lungi (goats feta filled filo cigars), roasted capsicums, tomato chutney and a tanepade dressing. She only managed to finish half of it so I graciously polished off the remaining portion. It tasted fresh and vibrant, the roasted pumpkin and capsicums contrasted well with the crispy salad leaves, and those cheese lungi? I could finish a dozen of those easily. Needless to say by the end of the meal, we're completely stuffed and satisfied. With such a stunning view of the beach and harbour, it's the perfect place to bring someone special out for a treat, or to hang out with friends on a lazy day to dine and chat away about anything.

Comment by Louise
I wish I could agree with your review. Unfortunately every experience I've had with them was the exact opposite of what you describe. I used to come here years ago and always liked it, but after a terrible experience about four months ago i have have given them two more opportunities to prove it wasn't just an off day, and in fact if you cast a net for an opinion everyone concurs, the only things good about this cafe is its location and a friendly owner. I wish he would do something about the food quality. I
Comment by Kamadan U.
@ecomaven: I am sorry to hear you got such a bad experience! I have looked on other review sites as well and would agree that there seems to be more negative rather than positive experiences. I must have been lucky as the 2 times I visited within 6 weeks of each other, it was pleasent: the service was great and the food what you'd expect for what they charge. With so many great cafes in the area, they really need to up their game on all fronts to retain customers. Again, sorry to hear that your experience differs greatly from mine, hope someone who works there will "get it" and get people like you back as their customer.

Good coffee and hot choc just had

Some friends and I hit up Mecca Stonehouse after a fantastic night of shot-Jenga back at mine. I know I'm an odd one, but after a night of Jager sometimes all I want is a decent sized Eggs Benedict and a fresh OJ to start a day of recovering the awesome. Mecca is expensive, sure, but you're not going to get a half-assed portion, and the location adds to the charm - let that sea breeze blow away the nausea. Yup, a class choice for three big breakfasts (not even my partner could finish his, and he's one of those guys with hollow legs) and my favourite eggs benny with smoked salmon. We were all sorted right out by the end of the meal.

Grabbed a couple of takeaway coffees while the kids were on the play park. The staff were great, very friendly and happy to wait while my mother took her time deciding on which coffee she wanted! Going back for lunch

Great little spot for a takeaway coffee to stroll on the beach. But the food prices are unbelievable. 28.90 for a steak sammie. Seriously?

Not the cheapest place to eat in Mission Bay, but the location of this cafe is incredible, and on a sunny summer day there's no better place in Auckland to drink good coffee, eat good (albeit kinda pricey) food and stare at the sea. Highly recommended.

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