Having spent part of the morning at the Rugby Museum, we decided to get some lunch close by. We headed to George Street where I knew there is a number of cafes dotted along this street. Having just been to Cuba Cafe which is at the other end of George Street yesterday, I wanted to go somewhere different, we so headed to Moxies, which seems to be quite a popular light and airy cafe.
What I have noticed with cafes in rural towns is that you order at the counter, as opposed to them coming to you.
There was not much on offer in terms of counterfood – a variety of slices, some salad and a couple of sandwiches in the cabinet. Their breakfast menu has the usual breakfast fair and various items from their lunch menu.
We ordered from their lunch menu.
Long Black – was good and brewed at the right temperature where it did not scold my mouth when I took my first sip.
Mango Smoothie – was more like a mango lassi. It was thick like yoghurt with a good amount of mango syrup around the glass and on top of the smoothie. If you love your mango lassi, then I suggest ordering this smoothie.
Pan Fried Salmon w Beetroot and Feta Couscous Balls on a Rocket salad. This salmmon dish originally comes with potatoes, but managed to swap it out with the couscous balls. The salmon was cooked perfectly, succulent, juicy and full of flavour. Quite a large serving of salmon, which Mr Wasabi helped me finish. Nice and light but very filling with all the protein from the salmon.
Open Rib Eye Steak Sandwich with Fries – even though Moxies were slightly busy, but not overly busy, the thin slice of ribeye steak was over done, barely seeing any pink in the centre. The Focaccia bread was fresh and soft, and the accompany salad leaves and beetroot relish was delicious.
Food service is not the fastest. I was about to ask where our food was, then I saw it coming out. The only let down to our meal was the over cooked rib eye steak. Moxies is one of a handful of popular cafes on George Street.
Location: 67 George Street, Palmerston North