River Cottage Cafe

River Cottage Cafe

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Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
features
Does this restaurant offer free wifi?
CUISINES
Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles138 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
55
Average
11
Poor
11
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

FrancescaB
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
My partner and I often come to River Cottage Cafè ad we live between Waikawa Beach and Wellington. We have always loved the place and we went for the first time today after the birth of our daughter. The atmosphere was the usual lovely countryside vibe, but what brings me to write this review today is that not only the food was GREAT and wonderfully presented as usual, with a very fast service always with a smile, but the customer service and care I saw amazed me. My partner suffers from many food allergies, so going out to eat is quite tricky for us, and we have a few “safe” places: River Cottage Cafè is one of them. Today I noticed the bread on his order looked to god to be gluten free and so he went to ask about it - always hesitant as he suffers at being a pain for people who work. The Cafè was very busy but they came and personally checked, confirmed it wasn’t gluten free, apologised, and took the order away. Then the person who took the order came and also apologised, offered to remake the order or refund us if we had to get going. He gave us a full refund and a complimentary coffee to go and apologised again. This is awesome customer service and made us love the place even more than we did before! It’s so great to be valued and cared for as customers!
Written 13 June 2020
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Diana K
Feilding293 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Quant vibe cafe - always busy. Very warm welcome received by the team, many locals come in to get their food/coffee and there is a good vibe and community sense. Good coffee, ok food. The cabinet food looked good.
Written 3 September 2020
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Dave S
Wellington40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
My wife and I took our extra-elderly aunt to try out the new Peka Peka to Otaki road. It was at that awkward time of year where finding a place open is real challenge We struck gold right away. It was perfect weather and River Cottage was looking most inviting. It comes across as a small English-style country house. It has quirky rooms inside and a great spacious outside with several types of seating ranging from leather couches to tiny tables in shady nooks. The eating was restricted to the minor menu but there were eggs benne and various tasty tacos. Not outstanding presentation but very edible. There were about eight groups in the various seating modes A pervasive sense of happy good humour stemmed from the chatty waiters through to obviously relaxed and contented punters. We stayed for over two hours and very much enjoyed the experience. Contagious holiday enjoyment was the norm.
Written 28 December 2022
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Lucinda K
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
I have never written a bad review on here before, but I think this is worth it. My partner and I stopped by for breakfast a couple of days ago and were shocked by how hostile the woman was serving us. If it wasn’t for the fact my boyfriend had already paid for his breakfast, I would have walked out of there. I ate my breakfast feeling really uncomfortable and I won’t be returning. Food was ok but the experience was not a positive one unfortunately.
Written 4 April 2021
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Miriama_1x
Wellington23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
I came here with family on our way north from Wellington. The food was to die for. It was so good that we came back here for lunch on our return journey. The baked kumara (with broccoli, spinach, quinoa, edamame, Angel cheese etc) and the corn fritters (with bacon or halloumi and salad greens) were delicious taste bombs. Then there were the berry muffins as well. Divine! All gluten and dairy free. I'd completely recommend this place as a stopover or as a destination. Enjoy!
Written 7 July 2020
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ElsaMiro
283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
Travelling to Wellington so wanted quick stop, pleased we found this. Friendly efficient service, very resonably priced, coffee superb, and my husband's hot chocolate he says one of the BEST he's had! Croissants fresh, really appreciated they were just bacon, avo tomato and lettuce NOT relish, aioli etc - flavour for flavours sake. Just what we wanted!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written 30 January 2021
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mary n
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
This could have been a story about a breakfast of eggs and spinach but I can't tell you about the spinach because it was missing. It was, indeed, missing. However, in the course of eating it I was interrupted by the young woman who took our order. She came with not only an apology, but also a refund of $4.50 for the missing item. The breakfast tasted even better after that.
Written 18 February 2023
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Tracey S
Wellington2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
I go in phases to different cafes to spread the custom. I'm glad to say on recent revisits to River Cottage lunch and coffee and sweet treats have been excellent. Lovely staff. Good food. Great coffee and lovely setting.
Written 16 March 2023
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Maryjane
Wellington2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 friends
Do yourself a favor and just don't stop here, no one needs this negativity in your life. We stopped for a quick coffee and toasty. What a mistake, took our dog with as it is advertised as dog friendly online (very dirty dog water bowl at the front, among other things) While waiting for our order to arrive, a rude man (I assumed the manager/owner) came out and start ordering me to not let my dog walk around the garden and "piss" on everything and said I should be grateful that he allows a dog in the garden and it's not a dog park where he can piss all over. (my dog was on a leash, not walking freely) I did not respond to him and just looked at him and felt really curious about his mental state? Then he repeated himself again, but this time louder and then said to me that I need to respond to him, I just ignored him and that made him really angry and he stomped off. All the customers in the garden seating area looked very shocked at his behavior. I don't think this place will last much longer, also be careful of this guy, this is not normal behavior and he needs help.
Written 21 December 2022
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risildo
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
went into this cafe with my friend. scanned in wore masks and waited and waited for 2 coffees to go. when other people who came in after us got their orders before ours? we left. girl @ front of house was so rude when being served. the old crew who ran this cafe were awesome. these new ones were idiots rude and jus not suitable for the work theyre doing
Written 25 November 2021
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MrsWayne3158
Tauranga21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 family
Visited this cafe recently and was disappointed. Wait staff are pleasant but the menu selection is not as good as it used to be and the place looks scruffy. Not very busy either whereas it used to be extremely busy. Nothing dreadfully wrong it’s just not hitting the mark anymore
Written 6 November 2021
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simonfC6580KI
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 solo
Great spot, great staff and great coffee. Popped in to grab a coffee and was rewarded with friendly staff and the perfect coffee. Didn’t try the food but it looked great
Written 7 November 2023
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Explore14122846390
Bridport2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
Lovely location for a drink but don't eat. Lunch was very disappointing. The portions were meagre for the price charged. Complaint was ignored.
Written 2 June 2023
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Dan C
Kapiti Coast310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Came here on a grey morning, easy parking, great cabinet food, simple yet amazing menu - great, warm friendly service - good coffee, good hot chocolate
Written 1 March 2023
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Kates Trips
Wellington109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
Stopped here for lunch, it was incredibly busy when we arrived so I was glad I reserved a table. Food arrived in good time and was delicious. I will be attending again.
Written 5 January 2023
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