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Bar, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

Often call in for lunch and usually ok. This time I went for the 'mushroom creamy pasta' as sounded delicious. Big mistake! Wasn't creamy but was watery and had a few small tiny pieces of mushroom on top. And they used macaroni pasta! Revolting didn't...even bother eating it. Who makes a creamy mushroom pasta dish with a scattering of mushrooms/must have been milk because definitely wasn't cream/and macaroni pasta? Was a saturday so maybe no chef was on and bar staff were cooking and they ran out of actual proper pasta and cream. Sorry but wont return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Service was ok, prices were good. Snitzel was tiny. Ambience was fine, very few people around. None of us raved about our meals. HATE that the waitress started clearing dishes away while people were still eating, so rude!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2021

A large party of us and the food was unappetising and greasy. The chefs do not know how to cook! There are plenty of places to eat in Timaru -find another one.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 April 2021

Not the best omelet I have had just average. My husband didnt rave about his toasted sandwich either

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2020 via mobile

Five ladies out for dinner. Food was ok, bit blah, rather meh. No one raved we all just said it was fine / ok. Very good prices though & the waitress was lovely.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 5 April 2020

We had the roast of the day which was a nice pork roast with carrots, heaps of peas, lots of crackling, roast potatoes and pumpkin with lots of gravy. A really good feed and very happy with the coffee and hot chocolate. This place looked...very efficiently managed and clean.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020

Not a very enjoyable experience at all The roast potato's and pumpkin were rock hard and to top it off the waitress chased us up the street waving the receipt saying we didn't pay and we all had paid before we left won't be back

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 December 2019

Our RoadSafe team held our Christmas dinner here after a busy year. We were a group of nine as some of our members were unable to attend. Great place to have these events as it is spacious and not too noisy. The staff were very...friendly and patient :) Food was great too and the prices very reasonable.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 December 2019

I go there a lot with groups - we have always experienced great service and delicious well-priced meals. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2019 via mobile

Last review under previous owner was a letdown. New owner has boosted this place in every way! Food is tasty & well priced. Staff friendly & accomodating. Great to see a awesome turnaround!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019 via mobile

Well where do I start.... Its started off good that's as far as it went tho the first waitress did not speak English well enough to be front house the 2nd waitress could of being good but unfortunately she didnt have the skills that she...should of as for the food I can only speak for myself but the garlic bread is terrible for the price nothing nice about it to be honest I ordered the steak with peppercorn sauce I asked for it medium it came out so rare the burnt chips actual got soggy from the blood I asked for it to be sent back over 25mins later after the rest of table have finished my meal came out and yup it was so over cooked which I just ate cos by then I was starving nice place to be just bad steaks burnt chips and under trained staffMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

A value for money meal, and it always is when I go there. Menu is always veried and lots to chose from.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

had the roast beef,size of meal was good.The problem was that the beef was sliced,exactly like the beef you buy at the deli for a sandwich, not good for a roast,not enough gravy,veges dry no flavour,asked for more gravy,they charged an extra $2 for a...quarter of a cup and it tasted like packet gravy from the shop(tasted worse though)More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 24 May 2019

We three were in Timaru for just one night. Our host at the “Blue Dolphin” recommended the Copper Cafe for dinner. We took his advice and drove into town (only a few minutes from where we we were staying). After consulting the menu the three...of us decided on the same meal - Roast of the Day. To our delight the roast of the day was Beef. The meals arrived and Wow it looked spectacular. Four pieces of baked potatoes, two pieces of roasted pumpkin, peas and carrot and a good serving of roast beef and gravy. (Perhaps the only thing missing was some horseradish sauce) I honestly didn’t think I would be able to eat the whole meal but it was so tasty, I ended up eating the lot. Would have no hesitation in dining there again if the opportunity presented itself. The cost was very reasonable and the service was good.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

New owners I am hoping & assuming. Great service, very sweet & helpful. Meals were good too. Love their new comfy chairs!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Copper Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4