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Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago

omg banh mi in here really gooddd, staff lovely , the food is very delicious, the atmosphere is very special, Vietnamese style tradition

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the platter to share between two. The food was really nice and tasty and we enjoyed all of the choices on the platter but particularly the beef wontons, the fried chicken, prawns and salad. The other menu options sounded great too. Service was...friendly and pleasant. The cafe was busy. Would definitely recommend and we will be calling in again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Friendly staff at counter. Satay sauce was a weird colour and extremely sweet. Place is very dirty. Floors, windows, door, menus all grubby. We wiped down the cutlery before eating….. YUK!). Everything is dirty. Won’t go back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2022

Got few takeaway meals on the go. Were nice and tasty. something different in town to try other than Chinese & Thai. Welcoming staff. Will try them again!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 9 November 2021 via mobile

Heard great things about the food here & whilst it was pleasant we personally wouldn't rave. Kids didn't rate their milkshakes. The older waitress at the counter had terrible people skills, quite rude! It was fine, we just wouldn't rush back.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Stopped on the road south at this wee gem They have excellent coffee and the kids were super happy with the fried chicken and yummy summer rolls. Definitely worth stopping for!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

Stopped for a quick takeaway coffee and found they sold Vietnamese food so we dropped back for a quick lunch before heading south. We tried the summer Viet vegetable spring rolls which were served with a dipping sauce and 3 steamed pork buns. The spring...rolls were a vegetable rice paper spring roll, our serve was 6 pieces, which was 3 cut into halves making 6 and 2 small steamed pork rolls. They were all fresh and very tasty. The pork rolls were smaller than what ive ever bought before but were tasty. Cost $18 for lunch,More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 December 2019

Lovely New Zealand and Vietnamese food in an agreeable location with plenty of parking nearby. Easy to find and very reasonable prices. The Vietnamese coffee rocks!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

Called in here just before midday so we thought we would get served pretty quick. One of us had to wait at least 10 mins...for a toastie. Staff didnt appear happy ...well the ones I noticed didnt. Had our lunch outside under a sail which...was pleasantMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019

Wow! The name of this cafe, and the building frontage, do not begin to do justice to the delightful Vietnamese cuisine within. We were just popping in to grab a quick takeaway coffee, and then noticed the decorations and the quite extensive menu on the...counter. Well! We decided to pop back for lunch, and we were not disappointed. Generous, authentic dishes - delicious Vietnamese soups, dumplings, caramelised pork belly (thit kho) etc. So good! Service was friendly and prices very reasonable. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

A quick stop for lunch on our drive from Christchurch to Dunedin discovered superb coffee, excellent Vietnamese rolls and the best pork belly and apple pie ever! Certainly a great value stop worth making.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 14 April 2019

1 April 2019. We were in Timaru for the day and visited Wetlands Cafe for food and coffee. Coffee was good & we even tried a 'Vietnamese Coffee'. Food was good, I had a pie, plenty of meat & flavour. My wife had a pork...roll which was very tasty. A few 'eat in' customers but many more locals getting food on the run, has to be a good sign.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

What a find! The vietnamese food is fabulous and a extremely affordable. We happened acrossit for a road trip lunch stop with 2 hungry kids. Excellent gluten and dairy free options too! Try the bun cha or the noodle soup.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Authentic Vietnamese food, good service, awesome coffee, you could dine in or take away food . Lots of parking as well

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The place doesn’t look like much from the street but the food makes up for it! Since being taken over by a very nice Vietnamese couple this place has gone from a truck stop type cafe with pies and sandwiches to now also having the...best Vietnamese food I have had and I have been to Vietnam!! They still also have the pies, toasty’s, cooked breakfast and the standard things a good cafe has. I come here regularly and every bit of food I have tried from here has been just awesome. The Coffee is one of the better ones around. Can’t fault this place. Takeaway or Dine in or even catering.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Yes, Wetlands Cafe offers takeaway services.

Wetlands Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4