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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Street Food
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Really nice brekkie with eggs on toast. Poached perfectly and the bread was fresh. The staff were super friendly. It’s busy in there and relatively pricey but not too much.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

Our Walking Group is always made very welcome at this great watering hole! Lovely friendly staff, great coffee and delectable cakes and slices. Thanks, Terra Viva!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

Came in on Matariki Friday, and had warm and amazing service - great range of cabinet food, great coffee, great hot chocolate

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

I review a lot on Trip Advisor and very rarely post bad reviews, however we went there for a work breakfast on a Monday (0730) and was disappointed with the service from a food point of view and value for money. Two people ordered the...classic French toast only to be informed that there were no bananas, two others ordered the eggs Benedict only to be told there were no English muffins left. Another ordered the soup and was informed that the soup is from 9am (no where on the website does it say that either). I ordered the gardeners breakfast and for $29 it was a small portion. Not value for money at all. The saving grace was the waiter was good and really tried to help but we felt for him having keep letting us know the news about the lack of food. I won’t go back there.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

More like ‘Terrible Viva’! The lunch menu has shrunk to a level that there was virtually nothing that anyone in our group wanted to order. No salads, only soup. Apart from a couple of scones and friands, the only cabinet options were sweet slices and...slices of cakes. We resorted to coffee and cake rather than the lunch we were all looking forward to. It was unfortunate that, the two staff members serving us, were totally unaware of what was and wasn’t available, which only added to our disappointment. Would no longer recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 February 2023 via mobile

Nice food. Terrible service. Not offered drinks menu. Meals slow to arrive. Not offered coffee or dessert. Table not cleared

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

Very disappointed with our brunch with friends today. The Gardeners Breakfast was over-priced at $25.50 considering the two small breakfast sausages were dried up, the amount of bacon was minimal, the house-made hash brown was odd and the toast was a very small piece. The...poached eggs were over cooked. The $27 price of the Eggs Bene was shocking for two poached eggs and some bacon on chewy(reheated?) toast. This arrived later than the other meals as the waitress said the cook had dropped the poached eggs on the floor and had to re-cook some. Service was minimal. Have had far more enjoyable and better valued breakfasts elsewhereMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 September 2022

Walk in there for lunch. Food taste good, varieties of choices. However, the services especially taking the orders and servicing need to be improved.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Main signage - entering into the carpark states they close at 1630. Parking up at 1600 and lost 6 customers. Need signage updated - not just on the chalkboard. Thanks

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2021

Ventured to TV on a Saturday morning and was really looking forward to treating myself to a full-style breakfast. I chose the Gardiners Breakfast at $26 and it was pretty average to be honest. Poached Eggs were over cooked, average sausage quality, very small bacon...portion and the style of the hash brown wasn't really to my liking but saying that it was homemade. Tomato was a BeefSteak and ok, Mushrooms good, and homemade Baked Beans were ok. The Bread portion was small. With some enhancements this could be by far the best full breakfast in the area. All that is required is to get some decent Bacon portion sizes, improve the bread option, change the Sausages, improve the Hash Brown and don't over cook the eggs. Service was excellent. Free parking at the door.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021

I was on a business trip to Christchurch on Monday and arranged to meet family at Terra Viva for breakfast. My sister is a regular and has taken me there several times and I've previous had no issues - the food and service have been...OK without being great. On this occasion the young waitress accidentally tipped a full cup of coffee over me, liberally soaking my coat, top and trousers. The waitress apologised and fled. We were given a bunch of paper napkins and a wet cloth and I was left standing in a pool of coffee with it dripping from my clothes. We moved ourselves to another table and I did my best to clean myself up. Very little interest taken by the staff in what had happened. When I went to pay, I was expecting some concession for the inconvenience caused. The cashier said they wouldn't charge me for the coffee. When I questioned whether this was all they could do, she said, rather belligerently, yes. I found the attitude of the staff following this incident to be appalling. This was a rather big deal for me, as I had to wear stained clothing for my entire working day. The lack of concern from the staff and the lack of effort to make amends was very poor. I will be avoiding this cafe in future.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2021

The welcoming helpfulness of this café is almost legendary. With a party of sixteen from our Village Walking Group, nothing was too much trouble for the lovely staff. Great food and coffee and excellent service all round. Thank you, Terra Viva!

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

We really enjoyed our lunch here. The food options were varied, well presented and our chosen options were very tasty. The review is completed by the standout service we received

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 April 2021

A nice venue, seating well spaced during Covid precautions, simple menu with reasonable choices, eggs bene were delicious, coffee good, chips with the meal were hot and crisp, good friends catch up with plenty to talk about, friendly staff made for an enjoyable visit

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

This has been a favourite watering hole for us over several years and what always impresses us is the consistency of service, quality of food, and the general pleasant ambience of the café. Sunday was no difference. Well done, Terra Viva - always somewhere to...count on.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Terra Viva Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4