Woodbury Store Cafe

Woodbury Store Cafe

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Hours
Sun
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
features
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About
Rural cafe in a restored historical building offering cabinet food and seasonal daily menu. Woodbury Store Cafe has been open since December 2020
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Non-smoking restaurants
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles34 reviews
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Very good
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Sally P
Timaru42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 friends
Our group of social cyclists went for a coffee ride out to Woodbury. We booked a table as there were 16 of us and arrived about 15 minutes earlier than expected. Nothing was an issue even though they had 2 other large groups there, one of which was still placing orders. Service was extremely friendly, especially for how busy they were. Food was delicious as was the coffee, and it all came out in a timely manner. Highly recommend.
Written 28 March 2021
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Jatagnat
Dunedin126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 friends
What a beautiful selection of food. The date scones were amazing- so moist and flavoursome … and plenty of butter served with them. The coffees were perfect- Two of us asked for extra hot cappuccinos and they were definitely what we asked for. The staff were extremely polite, efficient & friendly. The bathroom facilities were excellent- clean & fresh. Well maintained. Great car parking area. Definitely recommend a stopover here.
Written 17 December 2022
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Wakka
Yaldhurst54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
Really nice cafe with friendly obliging staff. Was impressed with the vegan/vegetarian option in the savoury as I remember the owner saying that we were in minority as opposed to Gluten free. Lovely touch asking if we would like some water. Lovely to see it so busy. Well done 😍
Written 24 September 2022
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JoJo
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
The cafe is very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. However, a big smile and willingness to help can't compensate for the lack of variety of food in the cabinet and the terrible coffee. The coffee machine is probably vintage 1960's and it should have been retired years ago. I understand the cafe has only just opened so whoever sold them the coffee machine certainly saw them coming and sold them a pup. There was a very limited range of cabinet food and no facility to order anything especially. If you're a vegetarian or vegan, go elsewhere. I asked for a toasted sandwich and was told that wasn't possible as they didn't have a sandwich/panini toaster. Excuse me? I though a toastie machine would have been required equipment! I understand that it's expensive to set up a new cafe, and I'm loath to criticize a business that's so obviously still finding it's feet, but there are some things that it's essential to get right, such as good coffee and a variety of food offerings. Unfortunately the Woodbury Store Cafe has failed in the essentials. Great presentation and smiling friendly staff can't make up for these failures. Sorry.
Written 29 January 2021
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Jill M
Thank you for spending the time to review. We are sorry you did not find everything to your satisfaction as our team try very hard. We have only been open a very short time and as you say are finding our feet and we are improving all the time. Our coffee machine is actually less than 10 years old but we are in the process of replacing it because we have been far busier than we anticipated - and therefore we do need a faster, larger machine - so please do come back and try again.
Written 19 March 2021
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wnzsmith
Winchester7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Visited on a busy Sunday afternoon for afternoon tea. Despite being second in line our order took fifty minutes to arrive, in a completely disjointed manner. Dirty dishes at the only available table sat there for over thirty minutes of that time despite one of the owners and numerous staff walking past multiple times. Minimal cabinet selection of afternoon tea fare, resulting in me only ordering coffee. Watched in dismay as numerous others were served the slice we had ordered before us and luckily eventually got the last piece served. Asked if our coffee order had gone astray and were told they were very busy. Received a begrudging apology when it was finally delivered to table and told staff at counter should have told us there was a wait, which they didn’t. Would not bother to go back. It doesn’t take much to offer good service, a genuine apology and perhaps a voucher for a coffee another time when your service and selection is so poor.
Written 25 May 2021
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Lesley F
Geraldine7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
I wrote a very positive review for this cafe back in early May before new owners took over. Sadly I cannot make the same comments about the cafe in it's new life. Cabinet food looks fine apart from being quite a bit more expensive than it was. We went three weekends in a row to make sure we gave the new owners a fair deal but in those three visits there was something wrong with the coffee order each time - no apology offered. We can cope with that but my main grouch is with the staff who all look as though they arent really very interested in what they are doing. Such a let down after the previous staff who were so excellent. This was our favourite Geraldine cafe but sadly no longer.
Written 30 June 2024
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Richard
Geraldine2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
My friends and I have made frequent use of this cafe since the first week of opening four years or so ago. Following the new operators taking over, we fully intended to continue our patronage, but I'm sad to say that after three attempts, we have finally been forced to abandon those plans. So, what's gone wrong? Well, fish and chips have been added to the menu. It's not a bad thing on the face of it, but, it would seem, either insufficient or not enough extraction fans are in operation in the kitchen. It is now a decidedly unpleasant experience to have to sit in a fug of frying oil fumes whilst having one's coffee and scone. Following on from which we head for home with the smell well embedded in our clothing and our eyes sore and smarting for some time after. I would imagine that if you are working in this environment all the time, you might not notice this problem, but several of your regulars are finding the situation somewhat challenging. I thought it only fair to raise this with you so that you might be able to address the problem, should you so wish.
Written 8 May 2024
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Mumma&Co
Timaru6786 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
Called in at 9.30am (they opened at 9am) but pretty much nothing was ready & the cabinet was all but empty. Told us all they could do was sausages, eggs, bacon & toast. They did find some halloumi too. The food did taste good though & the young blonde waitress was so lovely & friendly.
Written 24 November 2023
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OVERSZ
South Island1082 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
We joined friends for breakfast this morning. Friends we had not seen for some time. Breakfast was ordered and after longer than expected was delivered to the table. The food and coffee I had was very good. I hadn't long finished my coffee and chatting with friends when the owner came to the table and put a reserved sign in the middle of the table. My friend read the sign. It said 10.15. That was the time and we were at the table. I had been considering ordering another coffee. If the owner had come and spoken to us, explained and perhaps suggested a smaller table it would have been fine. I found the approach rude.
Written 1 May 2021
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Lauren R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Visited for the first time since new owners took over. Never again. There is a definite regression in the menu and what is offered in the cabinet. It’s like going back in time a few decades. The menu is basic, limited and lacks imagination. My side salad on my 90s vibe chicken/camembert/apricot panini was wee scraps of the heart of iceberg lettuce that was brown. This had the added bonus of a strip of plastic from some sort of packaging that I nearly choked on. My partner had the avocado smash with hollandaise that also had enthusiastically drizzled balsamic vinaigrette that wasn’t mentioned in the menu. Had she known it would be drowned in this she would have ordered something else. Such a shame as the previous owners did a wonderful job. We won’t be back and won’t be recommending to anyone. When politely bring my plastic fantastic salad experience to the owner to let them know to check their cheap lettuce bin for more strips of shiny unpalatable goodness the reaction was muted and disinterested…not even an apology. Good grief. Couldn’t wait to get out of the place… it’s future is grim.
Written 2 May 2024
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Ernie P
Dunedin6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Reserved table. 30 minute for kitchen meals. Normally a blackboard menu but not this day. Inadequate staff. No water on table. Staff never came to take order. Queue to place order. Asked at the counter 3 times to explain that I wanted extras to my order (as in previous visits). Did not get what I asked for. Whoever was in charge was completely out of their depth of running the place, in my opinion. Our group unanimously stated that we will not go back.
Written 8 January 2022
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Mumma&Co
Timaru6786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 solo
I was staying in the woodbury domain & walked up for lunch. The young blonde waitress was so lovely & obviously an animal lover. Lovely sitting outside watching the world go by whilst enjoying a great lunch & hot chocolate.
Written 8 January 2024
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Kathleen s
315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
great place. good selection of cooked and cabinet food. Very friendly staff and it's dog friendly! Nice garden to sit in. They were very busy, so food was a little slow but we didnt mind, it was such a nice venue. Will go there again for sure
Written 21 January 2024
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RickinTimaru
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
my "In-Laws" took us out for lunch today to this wonderful wee place. The place was packed. Service was friendly and reasonably fast. Food was fantastic. What an awesome range of food they have. Only downside of the visit was the weather. Will definitely go ack again.
Written 31 July 2021
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Charlotte W
Geraldine11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
Owners have done a great job refurbishing this old building. Visited a few months ago. Good selection of cabinet food, well sized portions. Would be great to add a few more gluten free options either by cabinet food or things such as toasted sandwiches. Very hard to see the few options of cold drinks available. Would be beneficial to have a refrigerator similar to a Coca Cola one you see in dairies. Worth the trip, can be quite busy.
Written 19 March 2021
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