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Jive Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Fast food,
1/1 Paora Street, Kawerau 3127, New Zealand
+64 7-323 9135
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“great food” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Fast food, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1/1 Paora Street, Kawerau 3127, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This restaurant has a Great menu, great food, huge meals, great value for money and wonderful friendly service. There is a great variety of mesls available from the kitchen and even the sandwich bar is well stocked with desserts available. You can even order a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vivien R
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

this cafe has a large back room with seating not immediately seen. The drinks are good but no vegan selections when I went. Friendly staff and clean

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lorettainnz
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Steak, eggs, chips, mushrooms. Deliciously prepared and served with a good latte within 10mins of ordering at the busiest time of the day. Jive has consistently generous portions of quality meals with prompt, pleasant service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Homer4419
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Decided to go for brekky/ lunch with husband because we were lazy lol..went to the Jive Cafe..ordered Fish and Chips with eggs..Salt and Pepper Squid and Chicken Satay. Food was served promply and it was sooooooo delicious!!! The presentation was superb..we left there very full...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HelenH3694
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Our Rotary Club choose Jive Cafe to have our dinner meetings and functions. We get great service and very generous meals. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 123Tracy10
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The semi- industrial surroundings belie the superb dining experience to be had at this eatery. The sheer quantity and quality of food is astonishing, the staff are super friendly and the variety is vast.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Frik_B123
Reviewed 7 November 2017

JIve cafe in Kawerau is brilliant!!! Great service, the best food and the portions are huge. Love this place. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Marise D
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food and generous servings , friendly staff, good homely atmosphere.. Offer good coffee, milkshakes and smoothies.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank riekie59
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This cafe has more room to dine than it looks. There is a large dining room through the back. The meals are more than ample portions. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food ia very tasty and the menu is fairly extensive.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank KiwiCarol
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast or lunch. The food is always good and plentiful. Coffee is great and the staff are very friendly.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank paw0308
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30 November 2016|
Response from riekie59 |
Jive is wheelchair friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/1 Paora Street, Kawerau 3127, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Kawerau
  • Phone Number: +64 7-323 9135
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