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Reviewed 18 August 2023

Being gluten and dairy free I could see nothing I could eat on the counter and also not on the blackboard menu. (There was a small amount of unappetising looking salad which I didn't fancy) So I asked for a few sides to make up...a lunch. The staff member didn't seem to understand what I wanted to do and took my order grudgingly. The food when it came was rather greasy and the toast had been buttered. This is the only cafe I've been to locally who couldn't and wasn't keen to cater to gluten and dairy free.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

This is no longer the same 'Source'. It appears to have changed hands. We went here because it used to be very kid friendly. Unfortunately,it's not the same standard and service at all. The Fluffy and kids hot chocolate were both too hot. Burnt my...child's mouth. I have never been anywhere that does not make these items at an appropriate temperature for tiny children! Both came in cardboard cups, but they needed to be double cupped due to the temperature and size of the kids hot chocolate. My other child picked the cup up and it folded and spilled everywhere! The girl who had served us at the counter saw, but did nothing. She had a cloth too. I had to go an get a million serviettes from the counter. The people who worked there seemed completely unaware of service and quality other than delivering drinks and food. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023 via mobile

Clean and tidy cafe. Popped in for morning coffee. Taste was smoky and mildly herby. I would go back, however I do prefer a stronger nutty taste

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

Ordered pork belly salad which when was served a good portion of the pork was burnt and inedible. The portion of pork was stingy guessing 40g of pork. The salad itself was ok. I would have not eaten and asked for a refund except my...teenage daughter begged me not to say anything. There are some much better options for lunch in Taradale and I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2020

Omelette for both of us that was very tasty. Chorizo, cheese and tomato! Very flavoursome. Good coffee and nice English breakfast tea. Fast service.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

Spacious cafe with great coffee and good breakfasts. Just at the end of the main street and convenient to parking and shopping.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

My wife and I regularly visit Source for breakfast. The big breakfast features beautifully poached eggs, lovely spicy breakfast sausages and baked beans. My wife always enjoys her eggs bene 👍

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Meals getting smaller and smaller every visit. They tend to forget something when they bring our meals out, have to go to the counter to ask where it is.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Needed to treat family and what a great lunch spot beautiful coffee and awesome food would easily recommend especially if v and gf options necessary!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Pros: Great coffee Cons: unfriendly staff, worst hot chocolate ever, slices very small. We won't return.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Popped in for an early lunch, nice choice of food on display, and a friendly welcome from the lady serving us. Very clean cafe, Beautiful coffee. We will be back (Shame the people sitting next to us couldn't even make an attempt to pick up...their cucumber that fell on the floor in case someone stood and slipped) Keep up the good work Source, a proud Taradale ite looking forward to another visit.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Called in for coffee. Thank you Chloe Karaitiana for such an awesome Chai Latte an your customer service was the best. Chai had right amount of Chai,heat an milk.Awesome barista. Thanks

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great spot for either a delicious brunch or coffee & cake. Very friendly service, good coffee, yummy vanilla slices!

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a coffee and a tart on the way to visit some wineries. It's a large and spacious cafe with a good kids play area. The coffee was fantastic. Strong, smooth and served at the right temp. The tart was delicious, cooked...to perfection and topped nicely with just the right amount of ingredients. I only docked a star for the limited small menu.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in an had brunch. The eggs benedict was very tasty. An the waitress Chloe, was very polite and friendly. Nice one Source 🖒

Date of visit: May 2017
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SOURCE cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5