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Cafe, International, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Most delicious fluffy omelette Beautiful food Beautiful people 🙏❤️ Visiting from Auckland on business Super happy I came across Whispers in Levin

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

We had heard great things about this cafe and decided to meet our friend here for lunch. None of us were impressed. While the menu and cabinet food choice was extensive, the main off-putting thing was the really sticky floors and tables and the grubby...looking decor. Yuck!! The food we ordered wasn't awful. Just very average. And store bought stuff like hash browns and chips were less well cooked than I do (and I am a very below average cook). Has it changed ownership recently? ? We were really disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Have taken a while to review this -as I haven't been back and have no intention of doing so. On two occasions we have been treated poorly. One when we were asked to pay extra after they muddled an order. Only 50 cents -but really....Another when we got the wrong coffee and again were asked to pay for the re-ordered one. Cabinet food has diminished in size. Coffee is still very nice -but so are other newer tidier places in Levin, Such a shame as it was always our local place to go to.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Waited for like ever for my takeway coffee. All I can say is what the hell man. But the nice coffee man was very good and I’ve been satisfied taste buds and all

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

I popped in for coffee and a snack on my way up the west coast back to Auckland from Wellington. It’s a large cafe/restaurant with an extensive menu. Food & coffee (liquid that smells like fresh ground heaven!) did the trick for me & what...it needed to doMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

Limited options in Levin for a Sunday breakfast had us calling in here for takeaway. Whilst the service was friendly, it was very slow despite not being busy and lots of staff around. In my long wait I noticed it could do with a decent...clean, I love a character filled shabby look but this was grubby. Our coffees were mediocre but the food from the cabinet was delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

My wife and I visited for lunch, the general condition of the cafe is very tired and sadly filthy and in desperate need of a coat of paint and a thorough clean. There is dust on all the fittings (lights, cabinets & furniture), there is...a wishing pond in the rear portion which is in a state of disrepair and adjacent to what looks like a partialy wrapped display cabinet. The service was adequate but the prices were extreme given the food quality and quantity. I had the crumbed fish,salad and chips for $23 which had a poorly cooked and broken anonymous piece of fish which was smaller than the palm of my hand a small amount of salad consisting mainly of carrots and a small serve of undercooked chips (some were barely thawed) Under delivered in every wayMore

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

This used to be the best in town, so not realising it had changed hands, this was the first cafe we chose when back in Levin. We ordered coffees and selections from the glass case including a blueberry muffin (there were 3 there when I...ordered. Order took some time, but they were busy, and we were chatting. Next thing the server came over and advised they had sold out of muffins, could I choose something else. Sure, a bit odd but never mind, I chose ginger crunch. Easy. But then another visit from the server requiring another 30cents as the other item cost slightly more! I’m sure the wait staff are instructed by the manager- but seriously? 30 cents? I miss the previous service there, but there are lots of other cafes on the same street.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022

Very disappointed, my mocha tasted like off milk, bacon was rubbery, poached egg came out hard boiled, omelette lacked taste, food was cold but worst of all the male owner was rude, not just to us but to 2 young’s boys and others. We quite...loudly pointed out he was being rude and he definitely heard us but didn’t seem to care. We will never go back, would get better service and food at McDonald’s!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

The service was slack Arrived at 9.25 am meals ordered within 10 mins. Meals arrived 40-45 mins later poor The food itself was delicious

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022

I was not very impressed. Would not come back at all. Tables were sticky, not cleaned. Tables were not straight. Water glasses were not clean at all, some glasses were yellow and gross, looked like mild. They need a good polish, and water tanks need...to be clean as there was black bits coming out of the tank. Disgusting my I say. Leave of service was horrible.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2021 via mobile

An enjoyable lunch at a reasonable price, especially after the Entertainment Book discount. The ordering process was very specific as to the heating of scones, etc, and how much butter, but coffee was stronger than expected and scone came with butter despite saying none was...necessary [X2]. That said, scone and muffin were wonderfully fresh and tasty. Coffee was wonderful [despite strength]. Facilities need a good luck of paint, etc, but that might be a landlord issue? Friendly staff. Thanks for an enjoyable meal.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 April 2021

This used to be my favorite cafe in Levin. However, over the last year, since the new owners have taken over, it's really gone down hill, which is unfortunate as we have so few good cafes. My plate was dirty, the food was cold, and...when I asked them why my fries were cold, they shrugged their shoulders and didn't offer to fix it straight away, I had to ask them to remake it. The pancakes were not good, they were rubbery like they had been overheated in the microwave. Really sad. Iced chocolate was reasonable, but the dirty glass just made it feel a bit gross. After this last experience, we didn't go back as it's expensive to take a family out for breakfast, and for $80, we get a better experience at other places. Sorry guys!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2021

This cafe used to be the best in town by far under the former owners who had if for many years I went there often as loved the food, service and people.. Since the new people have taken over standards have dramatically dropped, it looks...dirty, food isnt good - but coffee is ok. I havent been there for a couple of years and have no intention of returning in its current state.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 14 October 2020 via mobile

Stopped for coffee and snacks. Coffee,food were really good and service was good. The decor not so good, and seating choice was uncomfortable, shabby and this is what really let's the place down.

Date of visit: October 2020
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WHISPERS CAFE, Levin - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Whispers Cafe offers takeaway services.

Whispers Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4