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Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Brunch
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Reviewed 11 October 2019

We were greeted by a friendly lady at the counter. Our waitress was polite and friendly. We had a cappucino each which were not bitter and just the right temperature. We shared a choclate brownie which came with some jam and cream. It was moist.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 22 April 2019

Been here a couple of times and been adequate for quick coffee and snack. But they do offer larger meals. Always seems well patronised though.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 12 April 2019

Been there a couple of times now and am impressed with the food and service -the latter quicker than expected seeing the place was very busy -will certainly go back again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. The beer batter was light and crisp, the fish fresh and delicious, the chips golden and tasty and the salad well above average. We didn't have to wait long either. Very much appreciated. Thank you. A...plus. P.S. The coffee was excellent too.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 25 March 2018

My partner and I quite often go here on the weekend, he gets to wander around the store, I get to peruse the garden area and we have a lovely cup of tea and a bite to eat. Can highly recommend the chicken and apricot...crepe and bacon and egg bap....great place to go, pleasant staff and reasonable prices :)More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

May be under new management as the name has changed to Columbus Cafe, the same business provides the cafe in Palmerston North Mitre 10. Layout is better but the food choices have been reduced and is more "upmarket" - sadly this means the end of...the best beer batter fries I've tasted.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We went their for shopping and then chose to go for breakfast. Wow! it was good choice we made. There's lots of flavours to choose from their menu. I had the Columbus breakfast and Oh So Tasty. We also ordered a side of chips and...they were yummy crunchy on the outside soft to bite. The staff there are delightful helpful and friendly. Do go and try their menu and enjoy being served by great staff.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 26 July 2017

great food and service! they do a great job every time im there. the chefs there do he perfect eggs without fail

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I had lunch here as I had some things to buy in Mitre 10. It was a mistake. The coffee was weak, the food was disappointing and the staff all looked depressed and would not make eye contact with me. The waiter put my food...on the table and walked away without even looking at me. The only good thing about the visit was after my meal I walked into the gardening section in Mitre 10 (which is a separate business) and the staff member there was really friendly and helpful!More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We live in Wanganui, stopped here for lunch. I got a smoked chicken salad, and the chicken was chopped in big chunks off a roll. It tasted very bad and I could not eat it. I took the plate up to the Staff member who...I thought was the manager (Not sure ) and told him about the chicken. All I got was an inappropriate response of "thank you very much" and a grin. I was not impressed and won't be back in a hurry.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Expresso Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3