Published on December 4th, 2014 | by Ultimate OmNoms0
Odettes Eatery is like a breath of oasis to the industrial grind atmosphere of Shed 5. Whilst the previous motorbike cafe was interesting, the location didn’t give it the spotlight it deserved. As experienced owners of Zomer cafe in Takapuna, they have completely transformed the space into a bright but elegant dining space.
As I stepped in, the decor of cushiony sofas and overhanging lights was warm and inviting. Thanks to the high ceiling and the light streaming in from outside, Odettes could fit in quite a few tables without making it feel claustrophobic. It was buzzing on a Saturday afternoon, and luckily we got a table for 2.
I didn’t have high expectations for the food. For me, brunch food was just the norm – eggs, bacon, sausages. Quite heavy food that would quite often send me into a food coma for the rest of the afternoon. I even opted for the haloumi variation in the hope that my friend would help me finish the dish. The chorizo was sweetly glazed and cooked in the same sauce the mushroom was in. The chunky pieces of haloumi didn’t add to a heavy bloated feeling but because it had a little bit of everything, the whole dish was just so satisfying as you sampled your way across the dish.
The lemon and blueberry crepes were just right – fluffy and light. Although I’m not normally a fan of blueberries, the sweetness offset the tart lemony flavour. To be honest, if I had it myself as a brunch choice I would probably be craving something more. But as a shared one, it was a thumbs up!
With such a soothing space decked in turquoise and warm wooden hues but most importantly – top-notch food, I’d recommend Odettes as a priority to try out. I’d easily go back to try more of the menu – like the soft shell crab sliders!
City Works Depot
90 Wellesley St W
Ph: 09 309 0304