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Cafe, New Zealand, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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Reviewed 19 April 2023

Scones are miserably small and doughy. I had date one. Prefer savoury but it was small. Cappucino was only so so, foam spooned on top. No prices advertised even on the drinks board. Change of ownership changed everything.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2022

A nice place to have a coffee and cake.. never had a meal there so I can only recommend the great service and nice vibe..

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022 via mobile

Our group enjoyed a meal at this restaurant mid week. It wasn’t busy so we had very personalised service. The meals arrived promptly after being ordered. The seafood salad was fresh, the soup delicious and the crumbed blue cod popular.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2021

We quite often frequent this cafe for lunch and normally have the blue cod as its always freshly cooked. a great place to go to for a quite lunch and their savoury scones are awesome!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 April 2021

I definitely won’t be going back.. the lady behind the counter was so rude and acted like we were just a nuisance for being there.. she needs some customer service courses. My coffee I asked for extra hot wasn’t at all and I had it...drunk in a few mouthfuls..More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

Dined for lunch and ordered the oysters with salad and chips. The meal was delivered promptly after ordering. The oysters were in a light batter which we prefer and had good flavour. Overall enjoyed our meal. The only negative was the lack friendliness from the...staff, both the server and male that took our payment need a refresher on customer service as this plays a part in overall experience, smiles are free after all!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2020

My initial thought was that they were just closing and didn't really want to see me at that time. But it was mid-afternoon and the lady at the counter was just grumpy. I have been in retail and have taught Customer Servicing courses. She would...have failed.....then she got my order wrong and served me coffee in a cup when I asked for it in a take-away cup. The music was the best thing ,, that and the lounge suites by the window, A greeting and a smile cost management nothing and go a long way towards a good experience for the paying customer. They won't see me again.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

We have travelled all around New Zealand and this is one of the best restaurants we have been to. We both had the lamb rack and it was cooked to perfection. The asparagus was al dente and the baked potatoes crisp. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 October 2019

Amazing food, amazing service, will definitely dine there again! :) Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals, service was fast, and the waiter was very nice :)

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019

Great to find this friendly little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Main St. The selection of food and trips are among the best you will find.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

Don’t be deceived by appearance, this is a very well serviced place both from the kitchen and service. The deserts are first rate and make sure you allow room.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

What a great cafe! Plenty of space, toys for the kiddies. Thoughtful kids menu and great selection of menu and cabinet food. Price is in line with other cafes, baking portions bigger than normal. Rock road slice is not for the faint hearted!! Really relaxed...atmosphere, at the back of the bookshop so something to browse while waiting for your food.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a late (2pm) lunch with a friend on a Sat, was very quiet, only us and some cyclists having coffee. Meal came out very quickly, while waiting for our meal we popped through to Windsor Stationary for a look as atmosphere is...cafe was a little non existent! Food was nice and would definitely return especially if I wanted a good catch up with a friend! Service was pretty good, he even came through to the gift shop to let us a know it was ready!!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

First In Windsor are great for looking after us cyclists who come here everyweekend for our post ride coffees. We are well looked after. They even remember us when we come in with family and friends, looking after us as we have come to expect.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is great place for a snack or lunch. Tucked away in behind the Post Shop, it is lovely. Delicious food, not expensive, lovely staff, friendly, nice feel to the place for lunch

Date of visit: October 2018
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First in Windsor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3