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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have stopped here many times in the past never disappointed. Had breakfast here, is a busy place to get a feed lots of locals and travellers well worth stopping. Great coffee and a toasted salmon bagel very tasty. Staff seemed nice enough they were kept...very busy.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

Very good breakfasts and lunches, we have had both, and good for takeaway meals and snacks. Sit inside the atmospheric cage or out the back in the peaceful sun trap of a terrace. While there check out the diverse collection of art in the The...on site gallery. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Stunning food. Excellent coffee. We had cheesecake brownie, chocolate yoyo with peanut butter icing and a doughnut to die for.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Having visited the old warm pub, then the next owner, we were pleased to see that the present owner has put a lot of work and effort into redesigning the pub and included good food too. Nice view and good tucker.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

Stop here for breakfast after leaving Aukora. Fresh baked good or sandwiches muffins and scones the staff was great. Well worth the stop

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

Had a great breakfast. Staff helpful and friendly, food tasty. Well behaved dogs welcome. Art gallery had some lovely work. Would recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

It was hard to select our meal from the varied and tempting range in the cabinet. There was something for everyone including healthy options. Service was slick and friendly. Food tasted like someone cared. Go early if you can, it is popular.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023

Went there for a coffee, bought Beef cheek pie to take home for dinner.. THE BEST pie I have ever eaten. The coffee and the service were excellent too.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

The new barista in the arvos makes appalling coffee. Half dish washing up water and half froth. If you are passing through Little River and you like your coffee go in the mornings to get a decent one! Or go to Cullum in the caravan...next to the garage!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023

We were biking the cycle trail from kaituna quarry and back. stopped at little river for coffee and scone. the presentation of the food int he cabinet was the best i have ever seen. we enjoyed scones and great coffee sitting outside. i also highly...recommend the gallery next door.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

We we’re looking forward to eating here as had heard good things. We both ordered bacon and eggs, mine poached and my daughter scrambled and I had mushrooms. We asked before ordering if we ordered a side of hash browns are they regular hash browns...or home made and the young man serving said they were not home made so my daughter ordered them. Unfortunately they were homemade like a herby mash ball - not at all like a hashbrown and overwhelmingly herby. Toast wasn’t buttered nor were we given butter and the toast was dry and also impossible to cut as crusts were so tough. Bacon was good and eggs were good. Was $56 for two of us for breaky and we were disappointed overall.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023

Great atmosphere and busy but they managed the patronage well. Looking forward to coming back. Also spoilt for choice with produce

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

This is a busy place in a small town. Food is great. They have ice cream. There is garden seating, or places to sit out front. Transportation picks up in front. Close to several souvenir stores.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023

Negative = This was the worse service I have had in NZ for a very long time, all bought at a premium! For a country known for it's friendly people, this was really poor. From the apathetic staff at the till to the grumpy manager...who, despite us have just spent close to $100 on lunch for 4 people, appeared to be only concerned that we had taken more than our allocated share of their paper napkins! I have to say it left me and the rest of the group a bit stunned. You may literally be the only option in the township, but I won't be back. May I remind you of the meaning of hospitality, the industry that you are in... Hospitality " the generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests" Plus points = a good selection of tasty, healthier food.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 January 2023 via mobile

Very disappointing. Outdoor tables smattered with bird poo. Lunch didn't include the usual small side salad so meal was very basic. Asked twice for our table to be wiped down but nothing happened. Will be bypassing next time

Date of visit: January 2023
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Little River Cafe and Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5