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Cafe, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Was a great and wonderful experience. You get to learn a lot about their culture and how they lived. So cool that they are keeping the heritage alive

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

We arrived at 20mins before closing time and the young lady behind the counter was soo friendly and accommodating. Thank you. Nigel B

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Fish was so small! Oil must’ve been old because it was so brown! Salad was literally slapped together, with just lettuce and sweet chilli for the dressing. Chowder tasted like flour. Drink options were limited, no grab & go fridge just hot drinks, iced drinks...or water. Customer service was the best though.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Disappointing the food was terrific 15 months ago. Noting in the display cabinet at 12.45pm apart from cake. I ordered a savory scone that was stale and a beer in desperation.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

What a beautiful day! After a long walk around Waitangi Treaty Grounds it is great to take a break outside with cool fresh air and a hot coffee and something to eat.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

The fresh food was tasty. but unfortunately the ŵait was long. The deep fried food was average. They Seemed to be having trouble with the increased demand of summer tourism. The garlic bread was mouldy. And our food was also delivered to the wrong table...resulting in us missing our cultural performance. They did refund our food price and the treaty grounds agreed to change our cultural performance time. So ultimately it all worked out but was frustrating.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Very slow service and not well run. I ordered a drink but they didn’t know the price and therefore couldn’t serve me it! Location is beautiful, better management needed.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Delicous food, and amazing service. I come here often and was ready to get a burger but was a bit gutted the smash burger was taken off the menu. other then that perfect experience !

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

We had lunch and returned for breakfast the next day. Beautifully cooked, generous portions. The warm lamb salad was superb.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Food was great. Nice to see an original and mouthwatering menu. We had the open sandwich and fish and chips. Both delicious and visually appetising. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

We had breakfast before we went into the treaty grounds. Did not expect the kai to be that good! Different and tasty! Beautifully presentation and delicious coffee! Everyone loved it.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

Found this place by accident really and enjoyed a fabulous breakfast on the edge of the treaty grounds. Excellent service and value for money. Enjoy……

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food - brilliant service - great Vibe ❤️🥰 breakfast was a winner smiles all around from both staff and our family group.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

Always feel the manaakitanga of the Tāne working here. Can taste the aroha in the Kai, please give the boys a raise so you don’t loose them lol. A change might just up set the ultimate service you have going right now. All staff have...the best language and communication with everyone in the cafe and know how to make you feel at home within this space. Always hitting it on the spot with service, attitude. Taste, and the presentation is on point?? If the Chef is not a qualified chef, pay for his papers asap, because he is a chef for sure. Please look after your staff to the maximum cause they are legendary.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

We had a great experience at the Rewana and Māori bread class in the cafe. We made and ate the delicious breads, left with some samples and starter. Great atmosphere. Thanks so much. The next morning we went back for Sunday breakfast . A perfect...meal, excellent service and surroundings. We will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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  • Value: 3.5
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