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#17 of 57 Cafe in Rotorua
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US$6 - US$11
Cafe, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 27 November 2020

Visited Arts Village Café with friends for lunch. We were there during the week and the café was reasonably full. The choice of both cabinet food and that ordered from the menu was very good. The food was well prepared and the staff polite and...friendly. Overall the service was very good. There is plenty of car parking nearby and an art and craft shop adjoins.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 November 2020 via mobile

Average. Photos look better than it tastes, we were really disappointed that the chicken is clearly straight from a box. Was a really shame as everything else with the chicken was nice and fresh and flavoursome, but the main event is cheap and tasteless. Friends...were also disappointed with the quality of meat in their meals, when other places in town are the same price and you receive better quality fresh meat, not prepackaged, pre frozen meat. Some of the older bits of furniture look a bit unhygienic for a cafe. Place has lots of character, a bit on the pokey side when busy. Coffee is good, staff are polite.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020

Meat not great quality and very bitter slaw. Will not return. Has hope to make it a regular thing. Kids loved it.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 June 2020

These guys are absolutely lovely! Fantastic service and incredible food. Atmosphere is great too. They literally whipped me up a bowl of cream by hand on request...who does that!? Definitely recommend! 10/10

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 23 May 2020 via mobile

This cafe has great food, friendly service and pleasant surroundings. We had lunchhere recently and would recommend it as a lovely spot, tucked away in a unique setting with a good variety of seating options both inside and out. Looking forward to our next visit😊

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 31 March 2020

A real find, located on the edge of the Government Gardens. Light meals (sandwiches, burgers etc.) cakes and pastries available. Order and pay at the counter and your order is brought to your table. Some outside seating in front and behind the café, which is...located in the Arts Village. Staff were friendly, helpful, chatty and efficient. Some comfy, armchair seating is available as is free Wi-Fi; toilets available inside the Arts Village.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 8 February 2020

Food, coffee and service was first class. Artsy, bohemian vibe that caters to all dietary needs.I strongly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 7 February 2020 via mobile

This Cafe has a great vibe and is always a pleasure to visit. The staff are of the highest calibre. You wont find better anywhere else. They are proffesional, always smiling, and always helpful and accomodating to your needs. Its hard to find a cafe...that is so well rounded off. The food is incredible and the chef puts alot of love into her food. What a great and well balanced cafe. Highly recommend. Thanks ladies for all your hard work. You are all amazing.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

Cute cafe at the Arts Village! Comfy chairs inside and outside. Friendly staff with good service. Dietary friendly food/beverage options (e.g. gf, vegan, etc.). Free WiFi. Lovely experience overall!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 January 2020

Ate here recently and had the eggs benny. It was perfectly cooked and everything tasted so fresh. The coffee was excellent. The staff, genuine and kind. Will be back again for the lovely keto options, and have recommended this place for lots of vegetarians too...as the options are fantastic for veggie lovers. I love it all!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5