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Sequoia Eatery Rotorua

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Welcome to Rotorua's hotspot, Sequoia Eatery. We're excited to bring you the freshest food with the friendliest service all in our beautiful, bright café, located on Tarawera Rd. We welcome large groups as well as kids who will love our fun playroom. Stop in on your way to the Redwoods and lakes. Sequoia Eatery - fueling your adventures.
US$3 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch fish sliders eggs benedict scones french toast fries salad bread ultra marathon play room great cabinet food great coffee enjoyed their food hollandaise sauce gf options maple syrup outside seating
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having completed a walk around the lake called into Sequoia for brunch. Food was excellent as was the coffee. Eggs benedict were perfect, not too much hollandaise sauce, corn fritters yum and pancakes (not commercially made, made on premises) brilliant. Sat outside and on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank roslynf61
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Went to Sequoia for a quick lunch today. First of all they messed up the coffee order bringing a tall latte which we didn’t order but kept because we couldn’t be bothered waiting. The accompanying flat white arrived some time later. Half our lunch order...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank grantb764
sequoiaeatery, Manager at Sequoia Eatery Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very saddened to read your experience here at Sequoia Eatery. We pride ourselves on impeccable customer service and we provide regular warning to our team to ensure we are delivering the best service to each customers. The team has been reminded of this...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

We have called in here many times over the years. While the people who run it are friendly and do their best I can no longer say that the food is fantastic. Some of its quite good but things like cakes or muffins are just...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 11mjchou
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped here after trail run in Whakarewarewa forest area. Had crispy chicken, fish sliders, fries. Friendly service. Tasty food. Lots of refuel calories.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LDavidMarquet
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We ate at this cafe several times after walking in the Redwoods and each time we thoroughly enjoyed the food. They offer a large selection of both cabinet and menu foods and everything we tried was tasty and nicely presented. The service was both efficient...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jan B
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Called in for a coffee and a bite on the way to Redwoods. Highly recommended for freshly made food and a high standard of cafe.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Much better than my last visit which was two years ago. Coffee good, breakfast menu very good also. Recommend the French toast or the fish sliders, both enjoyed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WayneL1906
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Great scones but I haven't ever enjoyed a coffee here. As a local resident I've been frequently disappointed with the coffee but the service is great as is the location.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Annette B
Reviewed 19 October 2018

After Slogging your way around Scion Park with the Dog and a longer Redwoods Trail, relax and recharge at Sequoia. Great Food, Great service, Dogs welcome outdoors and good value for money through and through

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank martin S
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Good coffee and scones, very large easy to share. Have a good selection of cakes and lunch items well priced, friendly staff

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vikki P
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1 September 2015|
Response from Lynne_R_M-S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Serendipity/Kate. Yes, the Office Café is under New Management - Sheldon (chef) & Stacey (Front of House). New crew of waitresses. New food items on menu (including gluten free, and with advance requests can... More
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