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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 30 January 2024 via mobile

After many years away from Lower Hutt I found myself back in Petone at breakfast time. Having previously had many good experiences here I headed in for breakfast and a cup of tea. The place is looking quite tired and a little scruffy, bathroom wasn't...clean and needed refurbishment (access wasn't easy for those with any mobility issues). Service was quick but impersonal and lacked any social skills (despite being busy there's no need for this in this environment) Food was "ok" but toast was dripping with butter and quantity was a little mean given the $27 cost, eggs were over cooked but mushrooms were delicious. My english breakfast tea was so weak and by the time the single tea bag did its job it was almost cold. My last visit I fear?More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

A fabulous cafe. Great food. Fantastic staff. Excellent service. Catered for all age groups. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

Excellent brunch, fantastic service, the food came out super quick and was delicious. Great coffee too

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023

Best. Iced coffee. Ever. Just popped in today to grab an iced coffee and it is genuinely the best I’ve ever had! Thank you so much!!!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2022

You cant beat food prepared on the premises and this is excellent. You will not leave hungry and likely to have a doggie bag!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

Great food - ordered the big breakfast, eggs Benedict (plus extras), avo/halloumi goodness on toast and cappuccinos! Just wonderful - great value for food and SO FAST!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022

Just had a cheese scone and foolishly bought a takeaway to have later before I had tried the first one. Bad decision. Tasted stale, poor flavour and terrible consistency. Have thrown the second one away as it’s that bad.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2021 via mobile

Possibly the best food I’ve ever had at a café. My husband had the Mexican eggs and I had smashed avocado- fabulous!!!!!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 November 2021

Great place to enjoy a lunch or brunch. Can get very busy so be prepared to wait. Has outdoor area which is great on a good Welly day!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 30 July 2021

Been there for coffee a few times and gave all the food coming out of the kitchen a longing look and thought - next time. Finally got there and it was, as always, busy and bustling. They are hugely popular and yet the service is...super timely, the food is excellent and the coffee hot and how you want it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

Full cafe on a mid-morning Saturday. Busy as…….. Ordered ‘Mexican Eggs’ and a long black. I was given order #42; thus acknowledging that I and they know the correct answer to “The question of Life, the Universe and Everything”! My coffee arrived within 5 mins...with a smile, and my Eggs arrived approx 5 mins later, also with a big smile delivery. The Eggs dish was superb, as was the Smashed Avo on ciabatta I had on last visit dome time ago. All delicious with great service. Caffiend is Highly recommended !!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

All eight of us really enjoyed our meals. Best coffee. Excellent service and Rob went out of his way to find us a large table on a very busy morning. We'll be back for sure

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 May 2021 via mobile

My all time favourite cafe around Petone/Hutt area. Food is exceptional and staff are friendly. It’s your neighborhood cafe. We often come here during the week and weekend with family. Excellent value for what it is. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit for breakfast Food amazing and well drilled staff who worked fast friendly and efficiently. 11 out of 10. Keen to return. Can recommend the lambsfry and bacon Divine.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

We had eaten earlier but our friends brunch looked great. Wine, beer and service was fine. Pretty busy so obviously popular with the locals.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Caffiend is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5