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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 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Queenstown. We got a nice table outside. I never get avocado toast but theirs was the special of the day so I thought I'd try it. Wow was I glad I did! It was served on...delicious grainy bread with olives, tomatoes, and spinach. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

We were recommended to eat here by locals, and very good advice ! The cabinet food looked delicious but we each chose from the menu. West coast whitebait fritters, risotto and eggs benedict between four of us and each meal was delicious. Certainly recommend this...cafe.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

Great coffee and yummy food, hard to choose what to have but date scones were fab and we took away a delish caramelised onion and olive tart.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Went to the kitchen for lunch while in Cromwell for the speedway. Very busy time however the staff were very pleasant, service was good and the meals were great, very tasty and reasonably priced would definitely go back again.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023

super busy, but staff seemed to have good systems in place to handle the demand. Was especially impressed with the older lady (sorry no offence meant), who efficiently and quickly cleared tables (a big tick in my book as I hate sitting with dirty dishes...in front of me for ages like in most places) and brought out food. Very hard working polite lady. My partner and son had cooked breakfasts, andI had the white bait special (though a small salad with it would have been nice - like you get with the salmon tart). All meals very nice. Cabinet food looked appealing and it was hard to choose. the next day came back for one of their famous apple cinnamon scrolls which was also nice and worth the $6.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2022 via mobile

It was casual restaurant but with price tag of fine dining restaurant. Had Eggs beni was perfect but we also ordered a Burger which was highlighted with bold letter in Menu Souther crispy chicken Burger( Do not remember the exact name) but when it came...to plate it was Haha. It was highlighted in menu such a way that you would expect something grande as it also mention only served after 11am but you can see the picture below and price $25 ha ha better drive to Queenstown and get $17 fresh chicken burger with home made bun.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

Pleasant lunch sitting outside with friends. The food was good without being spectacular. Friendly staff. Recommend milkshakes with ice cream.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

visited today with my sister, neice and dog. Food was perfect particularly the Big Egg Bowl. The staff were amazing, they all went out of their way to make us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Even popping out to the shop to...accommodate a picky eater. Many of the customers we saw seemed to be regulars which is always a good sign. I thoroughly recommend Cromwell Kitchen and Can't wait to visit again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

Like others in this forum I have to say that the service was apalling. We were served by a girl who gave the impression, she would rather be anywhere else than serving customers. Like your previous correspondents, she was too busy talking to people rather...than accepting our order. We got the definite impression that we were not wanted. What an appalling person to have representing your business, dealing with the public. My review would have been excellent if it hadn't been for this poor excuse of a front of house person. The lady from the kitchen who served our meal was very pleasant, and I couldn't fault the meal. Unfortunately we will not be back, as we don't like the treatment we recieved from her. What a shame as we both enjoyed the meal, but she certainly left a sour taste, to what could have been a very pleasureable experienceMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022 via mobile

Enroute to Queenstown we stopped in Cromwell to have lunch. Took a punt and tried this place and we weren’t disappointed. They had a great range of food in their cabinet. The whole family were well catered for and the staff were friendly and happy...to help. Great coffee too. The danish was absolutely on point. Definitely get one!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022

Really great food and lovely service. We had a yummy lunch with my two kids. They have a good kids menu and the cabinet food looked delicious ( we ordered from the menu.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022

This cafe has an extensive array of savoury gluten free food in the cabinet. One of the best selections I've seen. Very tasty too.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 17 January 2022

Great Coffee. Great breakfast well presented and very tasty indeed. The eggs were cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2021 via mobile

On the outer fringe of Cromwell shopping centre sits an awesome cafe. This is a great destination for breakfast and cafe fare. Outdoor dining with views of snow capped mountains on a sunny day, why go anywhere else. Inside decor is simplistic but it has...a relaxing vibe. Spoilt for choice with a wide selection of colourful cabinet food. Their bacon Brie Brezel is absolutely delicious along with smoothies.Underground coffee is fab and barista does it justice.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent breakfast with great coffee and hot chocolates. Friendly staff, well experienced. Cromwell is a little out of the way but the breakfast was worth it.

Date of visit: July 2021
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The Kitchen Cromwell is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5