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US$4 - US$14
New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet and comfortable. Friendly staff. Efficient service. Good cooked breakfast with tea. Good value.

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

I wish I had read the reviews. We were going to go to Paddock but they were so busy. This place seemed to give off a nice French vibe but we were sorely mistaken. My husband had the Big Breakfast. The eggs looked like they...were scrambled in a microwave and the mushrooms looked like they were from a can. The sausage looked pre cooked quality. I had the French Toast and they served it with frozen raspberries and over-whipped cream. The service was extremely slow. A lot of unhappy customers. Line up for Paddock and wait, you’ll be better off. I gave it a 2 as I liked my cooked banana and the cappuccino froth.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2020

The capuccino I ordered tasted sour, what means that either coffe wasn’t ground properly or barista hasn’t got necessary skills. This was first bad tasting coffee in NZ for us.

Date of visit: October 2020
Garcia L, stomatologist at Rouge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You have a taste problem.

Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here yesterday whilst having a look around Cambridge. Not a huge selection in the cabinet but what we had was nice. Salad that came with each meal was basic, just lettuce with a dressing, but it was fresh. I...had a curried chicken and Kumara filo which was very nice. My husband had gourmet meat pie that was full of meat but little to no gravy. A bit drying. Tasted ok tho. Nice semi courtyard and street seating. Friendly staffMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 June 2020

I had the 20$ French toast and it was the saddest looking floppy thing I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t even pay 10$ for it. Soggy brioche (come on, how did anyone fail to toast brioche?!), banana is burnt black but mushed on the inside (I...do commend them for such an ability), bacon drenched with oil (where’s the crisp?)... all this stacked into an ultimate disaster of a French toast. They need to hire a new chef or upgrade some basic culinary skills before even attempting to start a cafe.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Garcia L, Other at Rouge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You was ignorant. 1, You doesn‘t like soggy brioche is not mean it was wrong cooked. 2,"banana is burnt black but mushed on the inside" it is called "caramel"( I do commend you relearn some commonsense ) 3, You did not ordering crisp bacon, so...More

Reviewed 7 June 2020 via mobile

Pumpkin Soup quite revolting served very thick like paste with vegetables scattered on the soup which looked they were left overs. Strange addition to the soup. Overpriced $16.50 served with bread Placed in the soup plate with no plate or butter. Service far too slow.

Date of visit: June 2020
Garcia L, Other at Rouge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I recommend you go Countdown to buy a can soup. It will be very liquid like water and no any addition which looked very yummy, and just cost you $5 and just heat 5min in microwave.

Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Stopped in Cambridge on the way North as always. Great choice if Cakes and biscuits and great service.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 29 January 2020

Went there for coffee and lunch and was very disappointed. The cabinet had a very small selection. The muffins were flat and the coffee was terrible. I don’t think I will go back as there.

Date of visit: December 2019
Garcia L, Other at Rouge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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We never selling muffins......WTF?

Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

Average food. Small seating area inside. Some seating outside. Board menu or cabinet food available.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 November 2019

A lunch time visit to Cafe Rouge was a little disappointing. I ordered the eggs Benedict and it was nothing like I had expected, hardly any hollandaise sauce and lots of dry spinach. My partner had the salmon rosti and said it was good. We...tried to order a glass of wine only to be told they do not serve wine? (Cafe Rouge - Food - Espresso - Wine) you can understand my confusion? The coffee was fine but with so many other eateries withing close proximity I doubt that we will be returning to this one.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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