Third (and 6th) Brunch Club: The Keg Room
A running diary of all our Brunch Club spots and the cafe's we'd love you to visit.
What you'll find: A sweet corner patio set up outside the Eatery and Keg room in Rototuna's shopping centre, plenty of outdoor seating with shade and the odd beanbag for a cozy lounge in the sun. These guys are dog friendly to the max! Often you'll find Mel and Andy's chocolate lab Malt somewhere on site being his goofy adorable self, along with the staff who love the four legged visitors so much, they even have a dog menu! Sometimes when it's quiet you'll find some well behaved dogs inside The Keg Room, where the locals all welcome them warmly. The Keg room is the pub side of this double dining set up with their Italian eatery next door, ultra relaxed and friendly, so much so that the saying on the wall reads "There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't yet met"
Can't go past: For Humans: The Carbonara! These guys are lovely enough to let you order of either of their menus when they're open, I love the carbonara so much that the staff joke that I'm banned from ordering it! Another favourite go to is the chicken or pork sliders (or both!) They offer relaxed upmarket pub style food in the Keg Room side, mostly tapas style sharing plates, and they are all delish!
For Dogs: Fin loves the Doggyccinos, and is quite partial to the doggy meatballs too.
Open: Tuesday-Friday from 3pm, Sat & Sun from 11am
Handy to know: The Eatery and Keg room are tucked away in the corner of the Rototuna Shopping centre, easily accessable via a neighbourhood walk for the locals or by bus which stops right in the centre. They've managed to uphold that lovely local vibe while holding position in a busy complex with tonnes of car parking.