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

Had topiary breakfast a bit disappointed with it as hash brown was as dark as black pudding tomatoes was soggy, ciabatta bread pretty lack lustre. No relish for bacon and sausage, Meal was just ok , come if you want a basic meal with not...to much flare ,but probably just food hall quality at best. Service was good and efficient. Meal came out fast. Quantity was pretty good for price just a bit boring in the old taste buds sectionMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

It a very relaxing lunch overlooking the pond. There lso ducks to keep us amused. The platter was brilliant. we took some home for dinner in a doggy bag. Yumee

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food, very friendly staff member we had. She cleared the table quickly and engaged in conversation whilst doing it. She was just a trye delight to deal with. If it wasn't sunny and warm and we decided to sit outside, I would have prefered...to be able to grab a menu on my way to the table rather than sitting down and wait on a menu.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2022 via mobile

Yesterday four of us popped in for morning tea with our daughter who lives in Dunedin, she visits often and recommended it. Great friendly service and fabulous food and coffee! Definitely be back next time we visit Dunedin. Shelley Tauranga

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely breakfast. Lots of options to suit anyone. Family friendly and pricing is reasonable. Best to book in advance as it can be very busy at weekends. Prompt friendly service.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

We had another wonderful visit here today, the staff are just amazing so friendly and helpful, five of us were all so happy with our meals absolutely delicious and arrived super quick time. Their choice of food is fantastic and even a great place to...go for a coffee and cake or maybe a couple of wines and then coffee and cake. Great for families, couples etc and has the added bonus of an outside dining and play area. Definitely in my top places to go.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 January 2022

This is a really neat place. We just wanted to try a new restaurant and what we found was unlike anything else. I don't mean to build it up too much, but the missus and I were pleasantly surprised. Topiary Cafe is like a little...grotto in an orchard. And also a gardening store. And a mini golf course. With miniature trains to ride on. We sat by a small pond with ducks and water features and had our lunch. Food and service were really good, too. So, if you're looking for a new place to eat, play mini golf, buy some gardening supplies and ride a little train- then this is definitely the place you'll want to go first!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 7 January 2022 via mobile

Outstanding food, super friendly and fast service and the most amazing environment for a relaxing but special family lunch. Could fault them at all.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2021 via mobile

I brought an elderly unwell friend for afternoon tea. We were given a table & water & then our coffee/cake order was taken. 30 minutes went by & it still hadn’t arrived even though others who had come in after us had been served with...their food etc. We alerted a waitress who went to check & then original waitress came over full of apologies & took our order again. We waited 10 more minutes & asked another waitress how long our order was going to be. She told us they were doing our coffees now. This was 40 minutes after we arrived! My elderly friend was becoming very tired & this whole experience had spoiled the afternoon. It certainly wasn’t so busy that we had to wait this long and I would have thought, that having mislaying our original order that we would have been at the top of the list- but not so. Definitely not good enough Topiary. Very disappointing service & response from staff. Even complimentary coffees or cakes may have gone some way to compensate for this very poor oversight. But no such thing.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 9 January 2021 via mobile

Good service, good food but over and hour’s wait for food in an overheated cafe is not acceptable. They did waive our drinks bill to compensate.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2020

Fantastic food,place ,staff and service. Place was busy staff were running, but they delivered.. top notch.... risotto was amazing.... wot were they moaning about. Good on you all and thank you.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

The whole dining area is full of deep fry smell. Unfortunately there are no windows or door opened. I felt very sick and my new jacket was smelly after meal. Oh, the meal was soso, don’t understand why they cook resotto with capsicum and not...creamy at all. Looks like Asian fried rice.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020

The cafe is part of Wal's plant Land so it is nice to have a look at the garden centre and a great place for lunch. The setting is wonderful with lots of parking and good access. The food (lunch menu) was good but let...down by really slow service. We expect to wait for the main course as it seems to be cooked to order but the follow up service was terrible. We would have liked coffee but it took so long we left.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

Topiary breakfast .. the big one ! Very attentive table service and great coffee. Lots of interesting things for the small people to do. Check out the miniature saddle hill train station

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

Stayed for lunch on a Sunday after taking the 3 year old grandson for a ride on the model trains. Cafe was able to cater for our gluten free family. The salmon was very moist and had a delicious sauce. Hubby had the chicken and...rice dish which he really enjoyed. There is a cabinet for lighter options rather than choosing off the set menu. Cake and coffee only if you wish. We hadn't booked and there were many reserved tables but we didn't had to wait long for a table for 4 adults and grandson in high chair. Seating available outside as well. A lovely setting on a sunny day with picture perfect gardens.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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