I was after a coffee knowing I had a long night ahead with the All Blacks v Argentina rugby game, so I popped into FG Smith Eatery fairly late in the afternoon, where they had stopped serving food from the menu and the only food available was a small selection of counterfood.
FG Smith Eatery has seating both indoors and outdoors in the courtyard for those looking to soak up some vitamin d on those sunny Hawke’s Bay days. It has quite a modern industrial feel to it, where it seems to share the same roof space with another store selling clothes, as there is a large opening between the two stores.
The counterfood which consisted of some sausage rolls, savoury muffin and a few sweet slices did not appeal to my tastebuds at the time, so I opted for a coffee to go.
Not knowing the coffee beans used were by All Press (An Auckland coffee roaster), I ordered a Long Macchiato. I must admit this coffee would have to be one of the worst coffees I have had in recent times. Not because All Press beans were used, but the fact that the temperature of the coffee was far to hot. As I took my first sip, I had scolded my mouth and my tongue. Truly disappointed, that they had burnt the coffee. I resisted the temptation to take my coffee back since I was not dining in.
Coming from Wellington, I do have a level of expectation on coffee, and this certainly missed the mark by a long way. In saying that I do want to try their lunch menu one day, as it looks quite appealing.
Location: 9A Ossian Street, Ahuriri, Napier