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Reviewed 5 July 2023

Have not been here for a while and will never be back food was ok ish Coffee was absolutely disgusting never ever was that a Caramel Latte and not drinkable just walked out.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2021

We ordered creamy mushrooms & the columbus breakfast. Both our plates were practically full when we left due to terrible food. Columbus breakfast, everything was cold, poached eggs overcooked like hard boiled, sausage was disgusting, potato rosti had hard raw potato bits in it, mushrooms...were dry, just overall yuk. Creamy mushrooms had no "creamy" at all, tasted like vinegar and cibatta was so drowned in the vinegar like soup they were soggy and inedible. Could not eat due to the strong vinegar flavour, absolutely disgusting. We did not complain to staff as they all seemed very young and most likely weekend temp staff. We left our plates basically uneaten and walked away. So two meals and two drinks cost us $59 and we couldn't eat it. Waste of our money and our time.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 October 2019

Food was good, staff pleasant, and the cafe was warm on a very, very cold day. There was nothing that would stop us coming back. Easy parking. But perhaps as it is located in a cavernous Mitre10 this may detract from a possible warmer ambience.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

A great space to catch up over a coffee. Service very fast and responsive. Cabinet food good, with variety and enough options for most.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Disappointed by my experience here. The girl behind the till took my order but when it came, half of it was missing. She took it away and returned, but it still wasn't quite what I had ordered. She said she did not hear me ask...for a specific item. I was hungry and in a hurry so I took what was offered. The food itself was perfectly OK. I think they should make more effort to actually listen to what the customer is ordering, and get it right. Nice to be able to sit outside in the garden centre and enjoy the ambience.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Coffee order forgotten. Staff having a real laugh but completely oblivious to customers. Staff should be in play centre not working.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

My latte was very milky. Girl on the till was very nice but obviously new and was getting no help from her colleague (of milky latte fame) who was quite rude to her and to other customers within my earshot. Not a relaxing vibe at...all.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great food however they do not serve what's stated on kids menu so I'd suggest getting full serves and splitting them for children. Eggs benedict was yummy and kids are welcome in this cafe.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A great place when you're after a quick coffee and/or treat and a welcome distraction when you have a toddler on your hip. The food and coffee is consistent with others in the franchise. The service is friendly and you're welcomed as you enter. Nice...not to be laughed at when you say good morning.The staff are helpful in setting up for a toddler and very understanding of orders with hot water. They have toys for kids and a high chair or two. A bit a squashy space when it's busy between 11.30-1.00pm but you expect that at peak time on a Saturday.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Good coffee and cheese scones but get there early be for the scones go quickly. Friendly staff in a pleasant environment.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We have often bypassed this place but today decided to have a coffee and something to eat for lunch. There wasn't a lot that appealed to me so I ended up getting some wedges and wife and daughter had a small lunch. When the food...arrived, the wedges were not crisp and were kinda soggy. I mentioned it to the family and my daughter said her bread seem cold and damp. It was like they had taken the wedges from the freezer and put them into the microwave. Couldn't handle them so they were returned for a refund although the did say they were baked and they could put them back into the oven for more cooking. Sorry, but you got to get it right the first time and it clearly didn't look right when plated. Return visit, unlikely.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Small cafe but opens into out door area which has more tables, childrens play area and garden centre. Food selection in cabinet not great but has a reasonable menu offering hot foods. Some GF options which was good to see. Staff were friendly at reception...and food didnt take too long to deliver. Great to have a cafe in such a large commercial building I always take advantage of that, Has a loyalty card scheme which is popular. Overall I think they could add variety to their menu as it seems to be the same throughout the Columbus Cafes. JoeMore

Date of visit: September 2017
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