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$10 - $20
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Ordered lunch here and enjoyed it. Good selection on the menu and cabinet items. Staff were friendly and the food was good.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

Very friendly staff and delicious food. All served quickly and with a smile. Loved the outside toilet which was spotlessly clean

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

Ordered the French Toast - received 6 pieces eggy bread and only one strip of bacon. Bread, bacon etc tasted really nice but the balance of the dish all wrong. Seemed stingy.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

In town for a meeting, and was recommended to meet here. Great coffee and friendly staff. A huge Plus is the spacious environment where we can meet with a couple of people and not have to worry about having others overhearing or conversely us disturbing...others.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023

What a lovely cafe, great service and staff so friendly. Cheese rolls where awesome best ones I have had! Totally recommend. Coffee was really good too. Thank you will call in when passing through again

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2023 via mobile

This cafe has Good coffee, good food, interesting decor. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food arrived promptly.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2022

Fabulous chai latte and the South Island Cheese Roll that I just had to try while visiting was divine. Thanks heaps

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 22 March 2021 via mobile

No better place for your early morning fix; super hot, great flavour and served with a friendly smile.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Cafe 55, Owner at Cafe 55 Balclutha, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2021

Love this and appriciate your kind words

Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

Came here for a quick brunch - a long black and an Eggs Benedict with salmon. The food came out fast and the customer service was friendly. Tasty meal and the coffee was good too. The only small criticism I have is there was too...much hollandaise sauce, that paired with the salmon made it rather salty. Other than that pretty goodMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

The difference between what I was imagining I'd get when I ordered the roast vegetable salad and what was actually placed in front of me could not have been more stark. I'm afraid it was the worst food ever put in front of me at...an eatery. An amorphous blob drowned in orange-pink dressing which looked like it was out of a supermarket bottle. Inedible. I would recommend the café cooks look up images and modern recipes of roast vegetable salads on the internet and update their food awareness and skills. If not, it would be better to take this option off the menu.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2020 via mobile

Delicious lunch for the family. Pumpkin and kumara soup was really flavoursome. Sausage rolls huge and meat was delicious. Vege nachos also a hit. 'Classic southland cheese roll with a crunch and an oozy cheese centre', says Mr 11. Lots of gluten free options.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Ordered poached eggs on toast and they came out hard and cooked in a microwave!! Not great at all. What cafe cooks poached eggs in a microwave??

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020

Called in for a cooked breakfast and was gob smacked at the price. Was looking for a big breakfast so by the time you bought the eggs and bacon for $14 then all the extras such as hash browns, tomatoes, baked beans, sausages & mushrooms...it finished up costing $29. The most expensive breakfast I ever have paid before for the same meal was only about $21. We also had to ask for salt & pepper & tomato sauce which I thought would have come out with the meal. The only good thing was it was cooked well.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 May 2020 via mobile

Yummy food but you expect to receive something handmade when paying $18 for a small meal. Burger patties seemed to be angel bay and potato hash things from a packet. Was tasty but nothing special.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

Not that great, hot chocolate is not very good, they need to learn how to make a good hot chocolate. Nice staff.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Cafe 55 Balclutha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4