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Kaimai Cheese Cafe


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This is a cafe that also specializes in making/selling cheeses. It is probably the largest cafe in Waharoa, they serve a contemporary variety of dishes, coffees and wines here.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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All reviews lambs fry and bacon lamb pie seafood chowder salad french toast burger cheese factory decent cafe large space delicious cheese pit stop staff were efficient a popular place quick bite coffee break blackboard menu off the highway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant friendly staff, food tasty but coffee was disgusting. Just arrived before a tour bus pulled in, thankfully. Can imagine a busy place but not sure it is worth a return visit.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NZGaye
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Stopped for lunch which was very average. Coffee was luke warm and food not fresh. We had a salmon bagel and the cream cheese looked dehydrated and bagel stale. My son enjoyed his pie so maybe make it a pie stop.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lizziebee67
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

The place has really gone down hill over the years. Inside looked worn down and lacklustre. Cheese spreads are no longer there, cabinets are empty. The cafe cabinet was very disappointing offering a range of pies and sandwiches. But the board menu was alright -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SarinaFT
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and some cheese tasting. The cheese area was unattended but the food and service in the cafe was great with a nice table to watch the world go by.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tegan85
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

The place looked a unloved. The cheese factory and tasting area was lack-lustre and unattended - no one had bothered to top up the finished bits and the small pieces left looked like they’d been there for a while. Staff were uninterested in serving guests...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dinadelestrange
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

This place has very nice cheeses but lacked staff at the cheese area when I was there. There were plenty of staff in the cafe but that wasn’t why I was there. There were no cheeses out for tasting but staff were happy to bring...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gusthemus
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Table of 8. Order at counter Reasonably quick delivery of orders Serving generous Pricing varied Industrial setting concrete floor , so can get noisy

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank thehaven2017
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We haven’t visited the cheese factory for a few years and clearly a lot has changed since our last visit. We ordered coffees and popped to the loos whilst we were waiting. The floors clearly hadn’t been properly cleaned and mopped in a very long...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 583jayner
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Ordered cheese toasted sandwich and bacon egg croissant to have in cafe. 2 tables were occupied and people sitting there were already having lunch, so we were the only ones ordering. Sat for 10 minutes then saw staff member taking the ready prepared bread and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank B1767FAmaryf
Reviewed 17 October 2018

But that isn't hard to achieve! The coffee is average and the food variable; some of it is pretty good (steak sandwich), and some is plain awful (nachos). The service is very good,and he cafet is back off the highway a bit, so quieter than...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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