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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Very busy cafe. Corned beef hash was really good as was the coffee. Season veg were served cold and pile of spinach could have done with optional dressing.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

was very nice, staff were attentive, and the menu had a good range, One young man took our dirty cups away and was willing to tell us to get a take away box when i couldn't finish my lunch, all in all a great time...and good service, the tartare sauce was out of this world loved itMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

Came for breakfast, food and service was alright, definitely was not impressed with cleanliness, carpets were getting changed at 9:20 am with dust flying everywhere! Never seen this happen in any cafe before

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

Called in for lunch after only ever grabbing a coffee from there. Reasonable busy but the staff were numerous and attentive, only a raised eyebrow away. Everyone liked their food, I went for the Thai salad with chicken and it was great. Tasty and the...serving was on the generous side.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

Strange Bandit is a fav - but today it fell short. The music was loud and not easy on the ear. Coheed and Cambria ( I used Shazam) is best at a party maybe. I didn't like it at all 🙁 Also the bircher muesli...was really dense. Won't order that again. Strange Bandit - you're a great café - but today...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2022

Not far from our motel, Airport Palms, so very convenient for breakfast. Service and food were very good, both inside and dining available. Very popular venue, but service was still good despite them being so busy.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022

1st time here and it is only 5mins from home and we could not fault. The food and service was faultless and to be able to add a wine and beer made it really enjoyable. Will be back

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2022 via mobile

What a great cafe this. I made the effort to travel out here as had heard good things about it and it was worth the trip. The sign on the door got me haha. Have so many people struggled with the door handle that they...had to put a label on it? The cabinet food on offer looked amazing. All beautiful, fresh and enticing. However no date scones sadly, which is what I was after. I settled for a banana and rhubarb muffin. It wasnt really to my liking, a bit doughy. It looked nice though. The flat white was wonderful thank you. The counter staff were friendly and the delivery of my order was really prompt. Great lighting in there. Small art show/gallery on display. If you are ever in the area, it is worth a visit as was a nice surprise to find in a semi industrial spot.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2022 via mobile

Being a coffee snob Q makes the best coffee ever and the staff are the most friendliest especially Tarsh.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

Not a stunning location but it does the trick. The menu was extensive enough that 2 vegans had a good brunch. The service was average, coffee was good. A bit on the expensive side but if you are in the area this is a good...option.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2021 via mobile

Always enjoyable - glad we booked ahead! We visited for brunch during the Christmas / New Year holiday period. Glad that we booked ahead for the 4 of us….we got the last table. The place was buzzing with families. The service was good. The best...dish in the 3 we ordered was waffles- big and colourful. The hot chocolate and mocha were excellent too - with real chocolate as always. This place is always enjoyable, and this time was no different.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2021 via mobile

Called in to meet a mate for lunch. Plenty of space, busy but quite workable. Had the avo on toast and was a full on meal. Poached egg slightly under (didn’t worry me but probably should get it right?). Dish was well presented and flavours...worked nicely. Coffee was ok. Would go back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was DF GF and vegetarian options. My porridge was outstanding and my daughter could have GF fried chicken.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

Had the frittata and it was very eggy, not too many vegetarian options. Quite expensive and the coffee was quite bitter.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 July 2021 via mobile

Nice cafe. Very busy so make sure you book. Food is expensive though. $5 for a slice of banana bread which is quite on the high side I think.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Strange Bandit by Lucianos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4