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$3 - $25
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Cafe, New Zealand, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

We were amazed at the vitriolic nature of the signage at this place. It felt too scary to go in for dinner. There was no one in the store every time passed.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023

This cafe looks quite nice in an arty way. Then we started reading the signs! There's one about fining anyone working in government, councils or the police and military $10 grand. Farcial though it is it clearly sets the tone for the managements attitude and...since it covers most members of my family we decided not to go in. Clearly we weren't alone as there were no customers inside or out. Instead we went to the welcoming (and busy) Courthouse cafe down the road where we had a delicious lunch.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2022

I was told this was the best place in the bay to get fish and chips and they were right! I ordered fish, chips and salad and it was delicious! Service was great and food was even better. And as a added bonus the owner...is also an artist and has his amazing artwork on display, including a blue light room out the back of the store. Truly amazing! ...and definitely the best fish n chips in the bay!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

Staff were rude, horrible and i didnt appreciate the signs on the door. I want to wear a mask to protect myself. This place has no tolerance for everyone, are prejudice and rude. Sad as you would think they would be inclusive and just because...i wear a mask into a place i shouldnt be called names.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

Possibly the most self-involved, myopic and intolerant staff member I have ever encountered. When I entered with my mask on I was told that the staff prefer it" ,,,,if people do not wear masks ..." despite the obvious benefits and law. When questioned why -..."....Because people get sick all the time." This immediately caused me concern about the kitchen hygiene and when I advised I was expressing "my freedom of choice" to protect others and myself by wearing a mask, this was similarly dismissed - so "chose" to leave with my health intact.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 23 March 2022 via mobile

They are antimaskers. I was told i didnt need a mask. When i said ill keep it on she was very clear that she didnt want me to...."people get sick all the time" Makes me wonder about sick staff working with food. Not recommend

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022 via mobile

My 16 year old daughter nipped into this cafe to grab a coffee. The server informed her they are now a private club and she would have to pay a fee - she said she did not want to join the club, she was just...passing through. The woman tried to get her to take her mask off and encouraged her to pay a “guest” fee of $2 and sign up. My daughter felt awkward and pressured so she did. There are anti-vax messages posted on the door. It appears they are using this “private club” tactic in order to ignore the public health mandates. Very disappointed that they would pressure a young teenager to take off her mask and join their dysfunctional club. At least she was happy enough with her coffee after all that, and a little wiser.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 January 2022

Went to the MAD cafe and had the best experience. Very welcoming, open minded individuals. Went above and beyond to accomodate us with their hospitality and art. 100% recommend! Funky vibes and no discrimination. Good coffee and food.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 January 2022 via mobile

Fabulous coffee, beautiful food- even the water is full of love and alive👍 Freedom of choice and all inclusive, can’t ask for anything better, hands down best place we visited in the area- puts other places to shame 🤨

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022

Thanks for not being cowards and standing up, we just need more business to follow. we'll definitely make a trip back up again.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 January 2022 via mobile

Thank you so much for staying true to your values and beliefs and not discriminating. It is important for more people to operate under common law and throw the traffic light system in the bin where it belongs. Great atmosphere, lovely people and good coffee....Thank you!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2021

Anti vac, anti mask but nice friendly folk. A whole lot of “anti” messaging and very little positive vibes. Coffee was ok, but not ok enough to return for seconds.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 October 2021

Finally I have found my favourite cafe. Outstanding food, drinks and service, and great vibe. MAD good

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 21 October 2021

First time to Collingwood so came to this cafe with an open mind. But we quickly realised the previous negative reviews were so true. ☹️ I was even embarrassed to be parked outside, so we moved the car and parked across the road near the...Courthouse Cafe which was so much more welcoming and busy.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 11 October 2021

We love this Cafe and its ethics. Well done for standing up for freedom and the truth. We truly hope that more people are waking up and use their brains to inform themselves and make their own decisions, rather than letting themselves get manipulated. We...highly recommend this cafe.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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MAD CAFE GOLDEN BAY, Collingwood - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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MAD Cafe Golden Bay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5