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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

They had quite a few keto options which was exciting. Liked the different seating areas both inside & out. The muffin was lukewarm & the soup the same. The soup was reheated but still only warm. Service was ok, certainly not enthusiastic. Liked the eclectic...artwork on the walls for sale.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

My partner found this wee spot when choosing stop off points on our way down to Otago from Chch. It did not disappoint! It was a cosy place with friendly staff and a great range of both cabinet and black board food (we opted for...savoury scones which were delicious!). The coffee was some of the best we’ve tasted - well worth the stop off!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 22 May 2021

Popped in here to try their coffee today. Unfriendly girl at counter who just didn’t want to be there, very unhelpful. Lucky the girl making the coffee was a little brighter but coffee only lukewarm. There were so many flies around the food didn’t bother...ordering anything. In an industry that’s competitive this place needs to improve. Won’t visit againMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 May 2021 via mobile

Came here for a takeaway as had a voucher from the entertainment book. Stoked they had some keto choices. Bigger than it looks from the outside with the dining area out the back. Helpful lady when asking about keto ingredients.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 30 April 2021 via mobile

Very disappointed that, this once favourite cafe, has significantly changed.....but not for the better. Our two meals took in excess of 20 minutes to arrive. And they were not busy. The eggs were on the menu as being served on ‘sourdough’. They weren’t and instead...were served on two thin slices of grain bread. Bacon serving was very small.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021

SO disappointing. Had this cafe recommended to me but I will not be returning. Unfriendly, verging on rude, service, followed by a lengthy wait.The worst eggs Benny I have ever had- cold,untoasted muffins coated with margarine and topped with cold poached eggs and hollandaise from...a jar. The only saving grace was the crispy bacon.To add insult to injury priced at Auckland prices where I have NEVER been disappointed. Think you need to pick up your game Arthur’s Kitchen.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 29 December 2020

I'd read a previous review about how good the eggs benny were here and we were not disappointed. Great food and a great kahuna size C4 coffee! Absolutely loved the quirk of the setting. We too would recommend brunch here 😊

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 17 November 2020 via mobile

I've been here before and returned to find it not so good as last time. The staff weren't overly friendly and the food looked OK. The buttie I ordered was dull... Not that tasty and missing flavor. I left most of it. The bacon was...a bit stringy. Disappointing. However the coffee was great so that was my breakfast.! Unsure if I would return.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

An intriguing place to come and enjoy good food and great coffee. Lots of nooks and crannies to get some privacy making for a not too noisy place to have a good chat with friends.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Safari813797, Owner at Arthur St Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2020

Hi Murray, Thank you for your lovely review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Arthur street kitchen, and hope to see you again soon 😀 Many thanks and kind regards Your team at Arthur street kitchen

Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

The best breakfast! Having passed through Timaru so many times in the last ten years, we finally found this absolute gem. Looks like an old butchers shop, but don’t be fooled, three rooms inside, outside courtyard and sunny lawn up the back. Coffee, food and...service was without fault.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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ArthurSt8, Owner at Arthur St Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Hello mahuia, Thank you so much for your lovely comment we really appreciate that you took the time. The building has a varied history and as far as we know it used to be a cobbler shop and then beds were sold out of it...More

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Yes, Arthur St Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Arthur St Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5