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Founders Cafe - Pukeiti Garden

2290 Carrington Road, New Plymouth 4374, New Zealand
+64 6-752 4143
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good40%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible20%
4 Mar 2018
“Unique setting for a meal and a walk in a rain forest”
20 Jan 2018
“Great setting.”
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PRICE
$$ - $$$
LOCATION
2290 Carrington Road, New Plymouth 4374, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Two of us went up to the Founders Cafe on a Sunday. The food on offer is apparently cooked onsite and there is a very good range to choose from. The blueberry and custard tarts beautifully served were 'sinfully' delicious! The chai lattes rate at...More

Thank vomo2i
VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Founders Cafe - Pukeiti Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks very much for your review. We're very pleased to hear about your great experience.

Reviewed 9 May 2018

Have just had lunch at Founders Cafe and was not happy with the service or the food,I had French toast.I don’t like Maple syrup so asked not to have that .Instead I was given caramel sauce over soggy bread and apple slices and cream and...More

Thank hetheringtondoris
VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Founders Cafe - Pukeiti Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi. Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit to Founders Café. We will deal with the issue immediately and we can assure you that, if you return, your experience will be much improved.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Founders Cafe has a wide choice of food. The vegetarion panini was very nice and came with a small salad and little pot of a very tasty mayo. The Lemon and Poppy muffin was perfect - not too sweet, and very fresh. The cappuccino...More

Thank AmershamP
VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Founders Cafe - Pukeiti Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks very much for your feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the food. Sorry that the coffee wasn't quite right. It's our first season of trading in the newly renovated building. Staff training is ongoing and improvements are being made all the time. We...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Lovely sitting up above the ground with the trees around. Will be even better when the new lodge is opened and the construction nearby is finished. We didn’t order from the menu as there were excellent choices from the cabinet. Unfortunately we did find the...More

Thank Nakitraveller
VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Founders Cafe - Pukeiti Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks very much for your review. Yes, it's a fantastic setting, isn't it? The newly renovated lodge will be open in the spring (2018). Glad to hear that you enjoyed the food. Sorry that the coffee tasted burnt. Staff training is ongoing to enhance the...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Newly opened it has a fantastic layout above the tees and beautiful blooming flowers all around under the all way. The cafe in trendy with both inside of beautiful outside area for eating in. The food was fresh and very tasty. We had slices to...More

Thank LAURANIC287
VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Founders Cafe - Pukeiti Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thanks very much for your positive review.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2290 Carrington Road, New Plymouth 4374, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-752 4143
Description
Founders Cafe is open for brunch and lunch seven days a week and offers great food and coffee with stunning views over Pukeiti's lawn and garden.
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