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Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables

524 Main Road Riwaka | Riwaka, Riwaka 7198, New Zealand
+64 3-528 8689
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Nice coffee

Thanks for a nice coffee and Shepard’s pie :) a good location to stop out as it is of motueka with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tearohanui
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Nice, France
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Disappointing

We usually pop in here for a coffee and something to eat before we tackle the Takaka Hill and been... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Solotraveller54
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Mrs Smiths vegetables first started 47 years ago in 1967, just around the corner from where it is now situated. Betty & George Smith started growing vegetables & selling them from 67 School Rd Riwaka in a pump shed outside their home. In 2008 their Daughter in law opened the batch & turned it into a shop selling pickles & sauces, chutneys and Jams along with the vegetables until they grew to need bigger premises. Now situated on the main street in Riwaka they are still selling the home grown garden vegetables along with the Jams pickles etc and now also are selling the best ever, homemade pies, savories, wraps sandwiches, cakes, slices and Vivace coffee. We also cater for vegetarians and offer Gluten Free foods, if it is not in the cabinet, ask..... We will make it for you right there & then. Added onto the shop is an outside deck, private, and sheltered to sit and enjoy your coffee's & slices or freshly baked pies, all food is cooked on the premises and we pride ourselves on its flavor & freshness. We use no preservatives, color or added flavorings to our food. Both Betty & George have since passed on & the New shop was named in Betty's memory as everyone always said "you must go to Mrs Smith's for your veges" We look forward to your visit, albeit for veges, coffee's pies, or just a friendly chat about where your produce was grown or anything else you may want to know.
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  • Average4%
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“sausage rolls” (9 reviews)
“pies” (7 reviews)
“from scratch” (2 reviews)
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524 Main Road Riwaka | Riwaka, Riwaka 7198, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for a nice coffee and Shepard’s pie :) a good location to stop out as it is of motueka with lots of parking...

Thank tearohanui
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karyn s, Owner at Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We usually pop in here for a coffee and something to eat before we tackle the Takaka Hill and been happy with the quality, service and environment. Not sure if it's recently changed hands but it's been given an upgrade inside and out since our...More

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karyn s, Owner at Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

I am so disappointed to read this review, it would of been nice to be told at the time so that who ever made the coffee could of been made aware at the time and another one made. Won't use that scone recipe again. Hopefully...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Lucky we arrived when we did, just after us four car load of trail bikers arrived. The service was excellent with a great selection of locally prepared food. The ambiance is also great. There is also a selection of lovely locally drawn artwork for sale,...More

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karyn s, Owner at Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

awwwwwwwwwwww that is lovely, thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stop and the art work, I will let the artist know you have commented. Karyn

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent coffee, everything baked in house, friendly service, fine ambience. Fun to watch the locals pop in to trade their empties for their bottles of milk. They also have a fresh selection of organic veggies, AND the apple strudel is to die for. The stuff...More

Thank marivancouver
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karyn s, Owner at Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your review, love the fact that you pop in often and enjoy your visits. Karyn

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food and the perfect place to stop with kids, has everything you need to keep the kids happy with great food for adults too.

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karyn s, Owner at Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Mathew, thank you for your review, great to know that we are in fact kid friendly from one who knows. Thanks again. Karyn

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We were out on a morning walk around Riwaka and stopped in here for a coffee and brekkie. Friendly and fast service. The coffee I thought was excellent. The food didn't look that great but was delicious all the same. A pleasant visit all round.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

These guys make everything from scratch- and it's delicious. They were pretty busy when we went in, and a little stressed and flustered, which could have been off putting, but I'm glad we stayed. The food was fantastic; homemade pies and salads, sandwiches and cakes.....and...More

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karyn s, Owner at Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review, so pleased you enjoyed your food and coffee and that you came back for another visit. :) Karyn

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch here. Vietnamese rolls were good but coffee slice was dry and not great. Steak and mushroom pie was delicious. Then bought lots of fruit and veges from the shop which were really cheap, fresh and tasty.

Thank P7478NZbarbaras
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karyn s, Owner at Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your review, sorry slice was not up to its usual standard, glad everything else was enjoyed. Next time something isn't right please please tell us so we can fix it. Karyn

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

After a day out in the sun in Abel Tasman we felt in need of an ice cream. Saw the sign on this place and pulled straight in. They make your flavoured ice cream from scratch by adding frozen fruit and a block of plain...More

Thank SG0092
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karyn s, Owner at Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

I am glad that you enjoyed your ice cream, both watching it being made as well as being able to choose your own flavor of fruits. Karyn & all the staff at Mrs smiths cafe & vegetables. :)

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food. Great service. Yummy hot pork sandwich. Well worth the stop. Quirky and clean.☺☺☺☺☺. Great coffee.More

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karyn s, Owner at Mrs Smiths Cafe & vegetables, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your sandwich and that it was worth the stop. Love the fact that you noticed that our place is clean, we work hard to keep it that way. Call again and thanks from all of us at...More

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Cal in for a coffee on us, no credit card needed for this one :)
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