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Zepplin Cafe - Gallery Restaurant

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126 Main Road | Hawkes Bay, Clive 4102, New Zealand
+64 6-650 5299
07:00 - 15:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From a customer experience perspective the food saved the day. The service seemed so relaxed that it felt we were imposing on them. The chef should hire a professional mystery shopper to judge why the food is being let down by the part that should be the easiest to get right.

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Simone R, Owner at Zepplin Cafe - Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is important to us to get reviews on all aspects of our service and we value all constructive feedback. We will definitely address this with our staff, thank you once again for bringing it to our attention. Regards. More 

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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome coffee and food. Just what we needed! The slice with salty caramel sauce was divine. Also had a visit to the amenities which were extra clean. Lovely outdoor area shaded by grape vines and with loads of seating. Would be a good place for a gathering of friends and family. Also they have lovely art works on display and... More 

Thank Carolyn B
San Francisco, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Zepplin is a large cafe with artwork just outside of "downtown" Clive, but still in the 50 kmh zone. I stopped by to make a few phone calls and ordered a light brekkie/lunch. For $12.50, I got a egg-white omelette w/ parmesan cheese & tomato chutney, a mound of salad + a side order of fries. Good value. This cafe... More 

1 Thank HaljoHal
Simone R, Owner at Zepplin Cafe - Gallery, responded to this review

Hi HaljoHal, Thank you for your lovely review. We would just like to clarify our seating options for those that read the review but haven't been to Zepplin Café. As you said, we can accommodate big groups but we also have a range of seating for small groups or single / paired seating. Inside the café we have 5 tables... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great friendly service the breakfast was very well cook and delicious . Seating area very good. Big breakfast and pancakes werw both very tasty. Great locatio and easy carpark area

1 Thank KiwiSanj
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

What a great settling on a warm HB day, outside under the grape vines. We had delicious Flight coffee and shared a very tasty carrot cake. A bonus for us was the visiting golden Labrador, we could have taken her home!!

1 Thank MandyJKim
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Lovely setting, lovely staff, the most outstanding loos in the country....go see for yourself and overall a very pleasant experience. The only suggestion we would make is that there is cream or yoghurt or ice cream with the pancakes as the dish is 'a little dry'. Outstanding eggs bene and very good (unburnt....yeah!) coffee.

1 Thank 556suzannec
Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We were met by a lady with a beaming genuine smile, what a great reception. The food was beautifully prepared, presented on top quality china and tasted exceptionally good, they obviously use top quality ingredients and the excellent staff were seemed very conscientious and customer orientated. Many top restaurants could learn lessons from this establishment. The place itself was tastefully... More 

1 Thank mtinsa
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stopped for an iced coffee on a hot day, fantastic and also tasted the most delicious date slice with roasted coconut on top, yum yum. So nice. Service great and very friendly

2 Thank Lesley2525
Snells Beach, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch with my wife. Smoked fish hash for me, overwhelmingly large, supremely tasty. For the wife it was quinoa fritters, very tasty but salad dressing could do with a bit of a zhush up. Berry Frangipane for dessert was so tasty but did need a little yogurt for moisture. Overall if you come here you will not be disappointed. Don't... More 

2 Thank Tiki_Tourers
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I think this is more like the best cafe I have been to in the entire North Island. 3 adults and 1 two year old child. As it's Christmas we painted a ceramic navity character each, which was amazing fun for young and old alike. Upstairs is a ceramic studio but you can sit downstairs like we did and enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Main Road | Hawkes Bay, Clive 4102, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +64 6-650 5299
A Child Friendly outdoor area with an indoor space crammed with great local Art. Open by arrangement at night with an excellent "Monthly" themed evening.

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