John's Bakery & Cafe

John's Bakery & Cafe

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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles77 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Chris Francis
Hawke's Bay Region141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We went to John's Bakery for lunch as we hadn't been there before are pleased we did. There was a very good selection of food in the cabinet and we didn't have any trouble finding things we liked. The service was efficient and the food well priced. My husband said his cappuccino was well made and my Chai latte was just how I liked it. We couldn't fault the service which was polite and efficient. The only negative is that there were loaves of bread on the counter which were exposed. I think this practice needs attention as its not hygienic.
Written 13 November 2023
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Liz T
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
There was only one server wearing a mask. I asked the server at our table why she wasn’t wearing one and she said they didn’t have to. I checked, we’re in the orange traffic setting, it is mandatory for servers to wear masks. Management needs to address this
Written 30 July 2022
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Bradly B
Napier8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 couples
Great venue, classic 40's bakery Could do with a freshen up of the decor. Service was friendly Not much for keto fans on the menu Sausage roll needs a re think , Overall a good place to have a quick cup of tea and a piece of slice.
Written 13 November 2020
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Susan Walsh
Hastings1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 friends
Come in with some friends, ordered a milkshake and food. Food was good but the milkshake was warm, like the milk was never in the fridge. Dont know about you but I like my milkshakes cold to almost brain freeze temperature especially on a hot day. So as the waitress came to pick up our plates I thought I'll let her know so it doesnt happen to another person because unless you know about the problem you cant fix it, right. What I got was sass, I politely said " just to let you know the milkshake was warm and wasn't pleasant to drink, you might wanna check your fridge temperature. Instead of being humble and say sorry I will go check right now, I got... Waitress: oh ...well ..if you wanted a cold drink you should of ordered a smoothie it has ice in it. Yes she blamed me. So I replied as she turn her back too bothered to take criticism "no the milk should of been cold" So if you like to be blamed ,get sass and warm milkshakes by all means visit John's bakery.
Written 31 May 2021
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Liss W
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 business
Staff were great, understanding and considerate. However the manager on the day was rude, obnoxious and disrespectful. We had the misfortune of our food and faces being sprayed with chemical cleaner (an accident?) no offer of replacement or refund. We had just received our food and sat down. When we asked for replacement we were called “petty” and told we were lucky the food was replaced. Sorry but the food is over priced and we didn’t ask for the chemical condiments. Not the lunch experience anyone sets out to have for the day. Recommend you try Sutto or Serendipity and avoid this place, we and our networks will in the future
Written 15 August 2023
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Raeanne S
New Lynn5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
I can understand the barista taking a phone call in the cafe today (could have been important). However, levelling the coffee grounds off with her left hand is not acceptable, when we are still susceptible to Covid and other viruses. The cafe is grubby and needs a bit of TLC. I will not return!!!
Written 18 September 2022
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Jim N
Alnwick72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 solo
In for breakfast, good choice and friendly warm welcome. Food arrived in quick time, cooked just as i wanted. Good portions with nice chunky toast. Décor is functional and generally place was clean and tidy. Good stop off for good food at s fair price
Written 15 January 2020
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wundabar
107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Went by chance for the first time in Hastings for about 20 years, then confirmed by friends (locals) that indeed "the best"; back in town last week, so went again: yes - very friendly smiling, patient staff, spacious, no loud music, quick service, and certainly great food both occasions.
Written 22 February 2024
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SPYC
Hastings661 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Had never been into this place before, and won't be going back. Reasons: Staff are not that friendly, & although they have had awards in the past (eg 2008) the food & drinks were average, & expensive compared to a number of Cafe's nearby
Written 1 May 2023
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Trelayusz
Hastings3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Would not recommend the pancakes that taste like flour and bananas. The bacon and eggs weren't the greatest either. Won't be in a hurry to have breakfast here again
Written 21 July 2022
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Rammies
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 family
Me & My sister LOVED the food here worth every cent. Big breakfast 🥰😍 & The service was great. Will definitely be back again.
Written 15 March 2021
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wing6rider
Canberra1105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
after a terrible coffee elsewhere, we stopped for lunch. Coffee was very good.... and we had a couple of nice light dishes for lunch. YMMV
Written 11 February 2020
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Layton G
Hamilton29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
From the service to the food (big breakfast) Our experience here was fantastic. Everything in the cabinet looks fresh and yummy! We will b back to try more of their lovely food, which is all made on site.
Written 23 January 2020
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Rose D
126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 friends
Six of us joined for afternoon tea here and were very well looked after. I chose a latte and the most delicious slice of carrot cake, and when I asked if I could have some whipped cream with it, this was obligingly provided. The others all enjoyed their food as well - club sandwich, sausage roll, and doughnuts. Our tea and coffe was delivered to our table. The staff were very friendly and considerate. Although a cold day out, the sun shone through the windows and we were pleasantly warm.
Written 19 August 2018
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Monique B
Edinburgh585 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 friends
While I've not sat in here for a long time, I often pop in for something for lunch on the run. Not always the easiest to park and run in, but worth the effort. This bakery has good food for good prices. You can see the freshly baked items daily, and the bread is good! Pies, sandwiches, cakes, etc, all delicious.
Written 10 August 2018
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