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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We biked to the cafe each day of our week’s stay in Hahei. We ordered coffees and food and bought fresh ciabatta bread. Great coffee! Good service. Has a good choice of counter food.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although they had a brunch menu on the wall we both chose items from the cabinet- a chicken and halloumi sandwich and a savoury pastry with a side salad enough for two. Both were tasty and just the right size for lunch with aside salad.Wine...was available but no low alcohol beer so I made do with a lemonade. Quick service in a light and airy cafe.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 March 2021 via mobile

Great cafe food in Hahei. This is a good find, especially if you’re looking for food that’s fresh and healthy. Not a typical bacon and egg pie type place. HBC has nice salads and light wraps as well as good bakery items. I had a...chicken and halloumi ciabatta. Very nice. Recommended. Good choice of indoor and out door seating. Parking at the door.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

Really good food, prompt service with a smile. A smart looking cafe with a selection of indoor and outdoor. Compared to other cafes on our journey, this was by far the best and to top it off the coffee was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 16 February 2021

$10 for a piece of bacon and egg pie, is just a little high, I know its a "tourist" town, but with no international tourists to line the pockets, we are on your doorstep and may come back. That said food was of a good...standard.More

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

Delicious food , great menu, lots of choices, clean , great atmosphere, good service and a playground for the kids

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2021

Rudest cafe staff I have come across in a long time. Both women behind counter were sour & bitchy to both myself & my friend on seperate occasions. Average food & selection to top it off, unhelpful if you have dietary requirements. Don’t waste your...time or money here!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 9 January 2021

Had lunch there today. Although our meals were okay when I asked where the toilets were I was told I would have to go and use the public toilets as the lady had started to clean them. It seemed as though none of the staff...actually wanted to be there and were trying to close early. We saw them turn away heaps of people even though there was quite abit of cabinet food left. It was only around 1.30 - 2pm. You would think they would want the business. We certainly wont be back!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 December 2020

After a long walk at the cathedral cove, we were very hungry and we saw this Cafe. We asked them if we could use their restroom and they said only if buy something and glad they said the same we tried their Lava cake and...it was super delicious. It is big and filling, we actually bought another one for take away to have it later :)More

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

The savoury dish included a delicious assortment of nicely cooked vegetables (some raw) served with curried quinoa and beetroot tzatziki - yum!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Alan C
1 November 2019|
Response from Jan F |
I think it opened around 10am to about 6pm. Sorry it was quite a while ago. Maybe they have a website or Facebook page? It was really good though!! Great veggie options.
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