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Cafe, New Zealand, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 16 February 2021

We have been regulars coming every 2 weeks.We thought that we had found the ideal cafe. But not this visit.My wife and I arrived at 2.30pm for a late lunch , as I had just had my chemo treatment at Tauranga cancer centre. We ordered...a flat white , a savory scone and a bacon and egg muffin ( from the food cabinet) The Scone arrived promptly, and coffee arrived shortly after , we reminded the guy who delivered the coffee that there was still a muffin to come. 10 mins later my wife went in to the counter to check where it was. , finally another 5 mins later it arrived. My wife asked the girl who delivered the muffin , if she could have some butter for her scone. The girl acknowledged this request but never responded to this request. The cafe was quiet, with plenty of staff on. All they wanted to do was shut the place up. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Been several times on our own or with friends to Café Eden at the Décor garden centre - lovely surroundings. the food is lovely, though some of it is a little pricey, the coffee is great - good barista, congratulations. New owners are stamping their...own style on this long term café.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is a long standing cafe which has had an excellent reputation. We visited recently and saw this grumpy faced couple pacing around the cafe. No smiles and no verbal contact with customers. These are the new owners! Sad really as the food is pretty...good and the location is in the heart of Bethlehem.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I often drop by for lunch or just a coffee while catching up on work. Coffee is great and service (while a lot of different staff) is always good

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Food Ok Coffee improved since the last visit. Foos still not priced so one has to ask what is the price of each item. It is crazy not to reveal prices and make customers feel uncomfortable about asking. Yes, hidden prices generally mean overpriced goods...and yes this is the case here. Plese show your prices and make it easier for clients to make a choice. I suspect sales would increase with listed prics. Don't be ashamed of your pricing strategies Alastair.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Popped in for a coffee - haven't been in for a couple of months -very poor quality taste to coffee - not enjoyable and the quality it used to be. Carpet by windows and lounge chairs filthy, and paintwork on the walls bad. For a...café in such a beautiful setting - we feel that it is letting the Décor Garden down. Will not be returning to this café any time soon.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Stumbled across this cafe whilst searching for the garden centre attatched, whilst driving into the city along Bethlehem road. Ample shaded parking persuaded us to park up and enter through the usual garden accessories shop intp a cafe area, with the visually stunning garden beyond....We ordered Eggs Benedict, something the Kiwis do very well, and wandered around the potted plants for sale, some with 30% off, until the lovely Angie called to eat our freshly cooked eggs. All good, and we were persuaded further to purchase some lovely plants as Christmas presents too.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Good coffee, food OK, and nice outdoor seating on deck. But ambience often spoiled by a staff member who inconsiderately scrapes chairs against the timber deck whenever she repositions them at the tables. Guests like to converse without such distractions!

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 16 November 2017

A group of us came for lunch, I had asked when booking that we have the tables arranged in a square, so it would be more friendly than a long table. That message must have been lost in translation as when we arrived we were...shown to a long table. One of the staff came out and rearranged the tables as I had requested. There was a shortage of glasses for water and not enough cutlery. On the plus side, the food was magic, I had mussel fritters as did a couple of others and they were excellent, a couple of others had the fish & chips and said how nice they were, one had a salmon cake arrangement which looked exquisite and she said it was lovely.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Went there for lunch. They offered a limited but interesting range. Their pies looked tempting and were very yummy, but not big and at $62 for 3 and drinks was a bit steep for a nice but somewhat ordinary cafe / garden centre

Date of visit: October 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4