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Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Excellent service by the staff. The food came out quickly and there was a good variety of food to suit our whole group.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

Food choice uninspiring, on the expensive side for what it is, I had the fettucine but it lacked flavour & seasoning. A busy cafe, guests managed well by the one waitress and one cook. Need to up their game.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2022 via mobile

We arrived at 13h50 today (Friday, 9 September 2022) and was told that the kitchen is closed☹️ Hours on the web says closes at 3pm😫

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

Called in for brunch again. Great friendly service. Fast and superb food. Thoroughly recommended for locals and visitors.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 February 2022 via mobile

Visited today while out with work colleague. Was very spur of the moment but very surprised to find such a wee gem out in rural Franklin.. Lovely range of cabinet food.. I had citrus tart very generous serving with side of yogurt.. delicious.. just perfect.....tangy and not too sweet.. Also nice hot chai latte Lovely surroundings. Great spot..More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2021

I was getting into my car when a woman slipped and fell when walking to her car. She was carrying three containers of food. Pasta went everywhere. She wasn’t in a good way. I went back to ask management if they would possibly replace pasta...for her. They were not interested at all. Finally offered bacon pie because it was cheaper. It was my first time to visit. Disappointed by attitude. Won’t be back. Good luck if your elderly mum falls over because these guys couldn’t care less.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

Hmmmm ... the two dishes purchased lacked flavour. Very humdrum and expensive. Coffee was very weak.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

Used to be great but not so much anymore. Pizza was cold more staff needed. Got the order wrong, ran out of drinks a real shame.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

A lovely country cafe to visit for lunch. Pretty setting. Both cabinet and menu food was delicious and excellent choice of wines.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 16 June 2020 via mobile

We went to our local as were able to take our dog too. Food was nice, especially the desserts. Service was ok, one staff was friendly & had a smile, the others sullen & disinterested. We had brioche French toast, pictured & pumpkin fritters which...were beautiful & deliciousMore

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

It’s a very pretty setting. My partner and I went for breakfast. The food was adequate if uninspiring but the service definitely needs boosting. The girl behind the counter was friendly but no other staff made any contact. Food was delivered and plates cleared with...zero interaction. We asked for a coffee to be heated, this was done but with no verbal contact. If you like standard fare and aren’t bothered if the staff talk to you it’s fine.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

My daughter and I felt like a nice big breakfast and we remembered how lovely the food was here after last time a couple of years ago. I ordered The Stack as I'm a mushroom fanatic and daughter the eggs Benedict - her favourite. This...visual delight appeared not long after ordering. Beautiful in taste and looks we thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. Lovely garden setting and a pleasure sitting and looking at the surroundings in our ever continuing hot summer. I decided to try a sweet treat and the Banofee Pie was exceedingly good but beat me after a few mouthfuls. A case of eyes being bigger than the belly!!! It came home for hubs treat! All in all a very pleasant interlude.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020

I have visited Calendula Cottage several times as I really like the setting. It is a unique country setting in a nice garden with little summer houses. In general the service is fairly average - neither good nor bad. However, when I visited yesterday the...service was appalling. I asked if there were vegan options, and the staff member on the till just dismissively waved her hand toward the menu and said "it's on there'. I picked up the menu as she fanned her face (not the best look) and while there were vegetarian options, I could not see anything vegan. That is OK - usually a cafe can accommodate if you ask them to make a vege option vegan, but this time I could not be bothered to begin the process. There was no eye contact, not niceties, just disinterest. My partner and I left and I won't go back on principle. IMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

Called in on Sunday , with my partner . He had the salmon filo and I had bacon / egg filo with salad . Beautifully presented , cooked to perfection , . Glorious country setting. We sat outside under the umbrella and watch the kids...playing nearby. What a wonderful way to end the weekend. Pricing was good, food and coffee outstanding . I ended up calling back in on Tuesday, coffee still outstanding and my savoury scone was to die for. I would certainly recommend this wonderful place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Yum! Fab food, we had burgers and French toast, delicious, desserts were great, peanut butter brownie cheesecake and banoffee pie, great! Nice setting in gardens!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Calendula Cottage is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5