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$4 - $30
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

Such a great place to relax on the deck with an excellent coffee overlooking the stunning Porpoise Bay.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2022

Nice and warm after being in the wind. Has good service and a good selection of food plus toilets. Worth a stop after visiting the beach.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

A great cafe in a gorgeous location overlooking Porpoise Bay. We enjoyed coffees and a muffin. Pleasant and good service. To be recommended.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 24 January 2022

Arrived as they were closing and had the best Cheese Roll and some more cabinet food and was delighted with it. Friendly staff

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 19 January 2022

We waited 25 minutes for coffee. A nice spot but service is slow. A reasonable option if you have time on your side.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 January 2022 via mobile

The good thing was that the pie is that our group of five ordered were absolutely delicious. The bad thing was that it took the rather clueless person behind the counter nearly half an hour to heat them up, and when they came out two...of them were still cold in the middle. No eye contact, no apology for the wait, no idea of service. In the cafe was empty! I’d hate to see what would happen if it was even mildly full!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2021

We were staying at the campground so decided to treat ourselves to dinner. Lovely views over porpoise bay. The meals were delicious and good sized portions. I had the delicious herb crusted salmon. Wow - it came with 11 beautifully cooked vegetables and a butter...lemon sauce. It was a five star quality meal. Good selection of wine and beers for a remote place. Definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

We had a very tasty meal tonight in the cafe. My herb-crusted salmon was perfectly cooked and the array of fresh seasonal vegetables it came with were impressive. My husband’s lamb rump was a generous serving and tender to cut. The mushroom sauce it came...with was very good and there was plenty of it. The selection of beers was good. Dessert was cheesecake for my husband, a substantial portion, and my sticky date pudding was tasty but could have done with a lot more sauce. Our waitress was very friendly and obliging and we’d definitely return here to eat.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Pamela Y, Other at Tumu Toka CurioScape Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 23 October 2021

Did visit at 3.30pm. Only choice in cabinet was pies or sandwich. Brought a couplexof gifts, stood waiting to be served, only 1 table in. No conversation from 2 ladies working. Went onto Niagara Falls Cafe, much better selection and friendly staff

Date of visit: October 2021
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Pamela Y, Other at Tumu Toka CurioScape Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

Thank you for your comments, we are sorry that the service wasn't up to your satisfaction. We appreciate there may not have been much food available at the end of the day, but there more options on site. We will follow this up.

Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Best steak sandwich I’ve had, was massive! Thanks for the great service, would only suggest some music in the background for atmosphere 😊

Date of visit: September 2021
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Pamela Y, Other at Tumu Toka CurioScape Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

Thank you we are pleased you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at Timu Toko Curio Bay today cold out side but lovely and warm inside great service and good coffee as well

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

Helpful friendly staff. We just popped in for a coffee / beer and small bite on a rainy Thursday afternoon. Greeted by a very friendly young lady. Warm, welcoming atmosphere. We had the bowl of fries which were yummy, hot and fresh! Beer was cold!...Coffee was delicious! Lots of local knowledge about the area, maps, souvenirs etc. Highly recommend!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 27 May 2021

A great cafe in a great location. The muffins were straight out of the oven :-) !! Also take time to visit the on-site exhibition. It is well worth it.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Pamela Y, Other at Tumu Toka CurioScape Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2021

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Reviewed 23 April 2021

Called in for a coffee after looking at the petrified forest. Nice friendly greeting but they said they'd just run out of cheese rolls. So we had to settle for a cup of tea and a slice. All done nicely and there was no sign...of the problems others appear to have had. Wasn't very busy though - but the service was fine and the food/tea was good. Nice place and it looked clean and tidy - so no problem from our viewpointMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Pamela Y, Other at Tumu Toka CurioScape Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2021

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Reviewed 22 April 2021 via mobile

Just got milk here, not much food on offer, and staff not friendly, bordering rude. Shame because it’s a great spot.

Date of visit: April 2021
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TUMU TOKA CURIOSCAPE CAFE & RESTAURANT, Waikawa - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Tumu Toka CurioScape Cafe & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5