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Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 October 2020

With family visiting from out of town, we reserved a table for 8 for lunch. Arrived to find that the only table set up for a large number had people sitting at it, eating, despite a 'Reserved' notice. After inquiries, they pushed some tables together...to provide enough seating. Got the food which was, overall, very nice, but the manner of the woman at the till was quite offhand and abrupt. My husband had an icecream soda and, on taking a spoonful of the icecream left in the bottom at the end, found an inch-long sliver of glass in his mouth. Called the young waitress who took the glass and promptly dropped it in the bin. She must have gone to report it to the manager because she returned a few minutes later, slapped a $5 note and a couple of coins on the table and said an abrupt "Sorry", then disappeared. We weren't concerned about getting an apology or money back, but rather that the potential seriousness of this, had the glass been swallowed or ingested, was recognised - and we're not sure that it was. For this reason, we will never go back: we are not satisfied with such a sloppy attitude to service and customer safety.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 7 September 2020

took my three grandchildren there for lunch, two younger children shared a meal older child had a savory and i have something off the menu four drinks four small cakes and the cost was $60.00 first and last time I would not take the family...again And it was nothing to write home aboutMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2019

I was looking forward to this little gem hidden away behind the shops to be special, but for us it was a reminder of what NZ coffee shops used to be. Customer service was pretty non-existent, no smiles or chit chat. The food was ordinary...and not presented well. The ingredients used were nothing special. A bit budget and basic is how I would describe it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2019 via mobile

But soooo slow. Spent 12 minutes of my life waiting in the line. Almost need someone there to chat and another person to serve. Selection of food is great.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 March 2019

I haven"t been here for a while but I have always been happy with the food. they have a great selection to choose from. Not so happy with the coffee but it has been a while since i have been.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 December 2018

Great place for breakfast, morning tea or lunch. Excellent food choices from cabinets. Breakfast menu. Plenty of room with space between tables. Staff are friendly and the cafe was really clean. This was our first visit and we were delighted - will be returning.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Nice atmosphere and good selection of food which was fresh and tasty. The person serving spoke to another person (not an employee) the whole time and hardly recognised us while paying. Also, many tables were left uncleared while we were there and it was not...very busy. But pleasant and would return.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

A great range of food and seating arrangement. Can sit inside or out. Outside seating is in a quiet location. Staff at the counter were a bit abrupt. We requested the pumpkin and feta panini be toasted. We received it just warm and felt like...it had been microwaved instead. The panini was soft. The cheese was think slices and hadnt softened so wasnt pleasant to eat. It came with a beautiful sizeable side salad but no dressing. So it has the potential to be great but on this visit was disappointingMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Nice and large dining area. Customer service needs work. Food was nice, and there is a great variety but it is overpriced, $3.00 for a savoury. Very good coffee-good flavour and size and hot.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Met a friend for coffee and pastries. Coffee was great and pastries delightful. Returned after research at the library to sample their salmon benedict. Maybe that was a reason to be there to try their custard squares.

Date of visit: March 2018
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G1817TIjans
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Sorry they are also open for breakfast :o)
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