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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

My friend and I went there for lunch on Kings Birthday. Great service, awesome friendly people and great food. The owner personally checked on us and made us feel comfortable and welcome. Thoroughly recommend. I look forward to them opening in the evenings.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

Just wanted to take the time to write how AMAZING the service that we have received, a lot of the time people only write a bad review and never take the time to write a good one. The food was super tasty we will definitely...be back. Zero complaints what so everMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

It was suggested we visit here but when I saw the dirty windows, I was initially put off. However, we persevered and had enjoyable coffee and chai, as well as a salad, in a pleasant yet "ordinary" environment. Staff were friendly and we had a...good lunch. Would we return ? Possibly.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

I had eggs Benedict with salmon. The eggs were over cooked and the muffins were cold. I will not be going back.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

Horrible exp. owner was running around causing chaos. Put me off my food. Not a nice place, go somewhere else.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

Wellington advertised an event called „death by chocolate“ which was happening on the 17th of July at Buzz cafe - no booking required, no entry fee but a one off fee for unlimited hot chocolate and toppings - so we went all the way, in...the pouring rain with the train to Lower Hutt totally excited about the „death by chocolate“. Well, we arrived to the cafe, which didn’t look like an event was going on, half empty but a sign saying „fully booked“ and the guy told us to leave and if we haven’t seen the „fully booked“ sign in a very unfriendly way. Not nice, not accommodating, actually pretty rude - so we were very disappointed!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021

Went for lunch. The big buzz has changed. The rosti was cold, the toast was bland and the scrambled eggs were brown from burnt butter. We also got vege eggs Benedict which was very sad, it was on two thin muffin slices with two eggs...and a dozen spinach leaves on top. The appearance was unappealing the egg bene was tiny and the buzzer was unpleasant. Such a shame as this used to have great meals.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 February 2021

Eggs bennie, iced chocolate and large flat white were ordered. The food was bland in appearance and taste. The large coffee was more like a medium.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 January 2021

Fabulous service, the owner serves sometimes and he is a really good sort - he's really interested in people and passionate about food and coming together around a table.. The food is SO GREAT. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 6 October 2020

This was the worst service and food I have ever had as it was a special occasion it was completely ruined by the waitress whom we later discovered was the owner!If you are thinking about trying this place out like we did don’t waste your...money!There are much better places to go to and they will treat you like you are there customer and not the other way around the food was tasteless a lot like the owners awful comments!TASTELESS!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

Welcoming, Fun, Friendly. Had a great time. Fabulous service. Didn't have to wait tong for food. Had a table of 7 and we all ate together. Food was top notch. Steak was cooked perfectly, DEVINE! THE BEST WE HAVE HAD ANYWHERE! Highly RECOMMEND!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

We realised it was Shrove Tuesday, and so a pancake emergency :) Enjoyed both the bacon & maple syrup and the ice-cream & chocolate chip options! Good service and a reasonable price.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

I had limited choice as I am gluten intolerant but I enjoyed my meal. Staff were able to suggest what might suit me. Service OK, not particularly friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 February 2020 via mobile

Visited this cafe on a Sunday for brunch with family and friends for a birthday celebration. I ordered the vegge breakfast it was very substantial and tasty. Talking with the rest of our group, they all thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Very welcoming owners and staff,...service was also great. But was very warm inside. Can get noisey when cafe is full but very happy to return again to try something else.Very child friendly also.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

On viewing the menu there appeared to be numerous burger options which suggested this may be a speciality........how wrong this assumption proved to be, (had a blue cheese beef burger), dare I say it McDonalds would have been a better option, would have had more...fillings, tasted better and cost considerably less. Pretty disappointed and won’t be back.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Buzz is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4