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Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Having called in a couple of months ago for a light lunch and coffee we noted how good this place was and that we should come again. As it was on our way to a birthday celebration destination we decided to meet here for a...family breakfast. As expected we were not disappointed. We were well looked after, everything came as requested and it was all very wholesome and tasty. We were very satisfied and it started our weekend off on the right foot. Thanks!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2022 via mobile

Lovely cafe. Friendly staff, great coffee and wholesome food made with love. We enjoyed sitting in the sun in the courtyard. Highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

Charming cafe with a warm welcome upon entry and lovely menu. We had the Vege Brekkie which was terrific. Flavourful and nicely presented. The coffee was good.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Oh my every time ! Food is just delicious! Without fail! The service the flavour, the variety. Yum thanks again guys xxxx

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

Great coffee (consistently good) Love the salads Savoury pinwheel scones are my favourite. The cheese scones are pretty good too, especially when they run out of the pinwheels. Plenty of it indoor and outdoor seating

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Excellent service, friendly staff and absolutely gorgeous place! Had a great variety of food, gluten free options were excellent! Always get excited when they have a gluten free scone.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

Great coffee, friendly service and the best gluten free cheese scone ever. Staff were efficient and welcoming, despite being deservedly busy.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 24 November 2020 via mobile

I asked these lovely ladies to bake my birthday cake. Well the carrot cake they created was amazing, moist and so tasty. Totally delicious and iced beautifully with flowers and extra bits. Nothing was a problem so I can highly recommend them to help out...if you need a cake for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 20 November 2020

Good fast service in a relaxed atmosphere. Good food gr8 coffee. We frequently stop here for these reasons. Good parking too.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

Best cheese scone I have ever had. I travel a lot and taste many cheese scones. This cafe definitely make the most delicious!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Was heading to Greymouth from Chch via Arthur's Pass and stopped at this lovely little cafe in Darfield. Great cabinet food and a lovely fire in the main part of the cafe. Only slight negative was the main table and chairs were not near the...fire, so fine on a good day but hated leaving the warmth of the counter to eat my breaky. Just ordered cabinet food and that was good. Bonus is there is a gift shop upstairs too but it only opened after 10am so you will miss this if you stop in early.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2020 via mobile

Super delicious big breakfast. Yummy coffee and great service. Being able to buy farm fresh milk also great !

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 August 2020

Good vegetarian breakfasts are hard to find. Usually I have to ask them to remove the meat, but nothing else is added for the same price. This breakfast had everything and was $17. The service and atmosphere was also great.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2020

We were driving home methven-chch and debating whether to stop for a drink and snack or push on. Being dog lovers this caught our eye and so pleased it did. Nice ambience was a good start, but basically everything en pointe. Cabinet food well priced...and all clearly made on site and fresh and well thought out and well priced. We had a black doris plum slice, vege frittata and date scone accompanied by a tea (leaf tea in a teapot), cappuccino and chai. Everything was great and for $30 we were stoked.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 19 May 2020

Yay - finally some travel. Sat outside by the main road and started with coffee - ok but I should have got a double shop. Lovely bagel with pesto and cream cheese - the frittata with roast veg salad was a little on the sweet...side. Nice tidy cafe with very pleasant staff but we werent offered water and I couldnt see a water station.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Yes they have cabinet food. Prices are good. They certainly are not expensive.
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