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$5 - $23
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

The staff need to buck up dress up and for God's sake smile we are paying customers we pay you wages. The two servers were slow the male wearing a black hoodie didn't seem to know the time of day. The lady gave us the...impression she didn't want to be there. The least said about the lukewarm coffee the betterMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

Just had one of the best breakfasts ever, good size, and so tasty. Charming old style cafe with amazing food and coffee and staff.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Tony Edelsten, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2023

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 27 October 2022

We had a lovely breakfast at this cafe. Decor is funky and there is a lovely sunny outside courtyard to dine in. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. There was a wide variety of food to choose from and were beautifully cooked.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Tony E, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us . Glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed a yummy creamy chowder and an awesome 3 meat platter for two! Brisket, pulled pork and crispy chicken were cooked to perfection! Yum!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Tony E, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us

Reviewed 5 April 2022

the food is always great and there are always new and exciting things on the mwnu. i am not a coffee snob but the coffee is always very good and the service super friendly

Date of visit: January 2022
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Tony E, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2022

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

We expected lots of gluten free options from the reviews but we were disappointed. No gluten free burger buns this day etc. Other options were limited as far as lunch goes.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Tony E, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2022

We are very sorry about our lack of gluten free options on the day you came in. We pride our selves on our range of gluten free items. Our staff are always happy to accommodate requests. As for having gluten free burger buns you are...More

Reviewed 9 January 2022

This is my favourite place. A good variety of keto and gluten free. I love the chicken crepe. Amazing flavours!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Tony E, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2022

Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We appreciate your custom.

Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

Really great brekkie, awesome scrambled eggs and great coffee!! Really good looking cabinet food as well, will have to go back and try that. ! Fantastic service, highly recommend going here. 5 stars from us 😁👍

Date of visit: December 2020
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Tony E, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2020

Thank you for dining with us! Have a great new year

Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

This cafe is a must go to to when in whakatane. I had banoffi pancakes for breakfast, so yummy. Service great and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Tony E, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2020

Thank you :)

Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Excellent lunch here today Chicken crepe was tasty, delicious! The Santos coffee is also excellent. No complaints, will be back as we only live in Opotiki.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Tony E, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2020

Thank you for dining with us

Reviewed 22 July 2020 via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious and very fast service!! Staff was lovely and efficient as well. Thanks for the great lunch team!!

Date of visit: July 2020
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tonye529, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2020

Thank you for your support and thank you for choosing javaman café

Reviewed 16 July 2020 via mobile

A good option for a weekday breakfast, beginning with the early opening time. Friendly staff and some nice menu options. The prices are not cheap, but the food is tasty. We love it when a cafe offers a muesli option for breakfast. Early in the...day, it is easy to get a carpark close by too.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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tonye529, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2020

Thank you for visiting:) hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 17 February 2020

After traveling for a few hours, I stopped for a late lunch. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection. The food came quickly and well presented. The coffee was made to perfection, I love Javaman!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

Looking for Breakfast early in small town New Zealand can be an issue - but every (not) so often I find a little gem. Javaman Cafe - great atmosphere - great service - great value - excellent Coffee (one of the few places that can...make a good Americano) Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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tonye529, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2020

Hi there, we are so pleased you had a great experience when you visited. We also believe we had fabulous staff who turn out great work. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Just did a brief stop into Javaman and I have to say there is some amazing art you can buy on the walls there. Nice touch to help the locals, it was cool to see. The service we received was good and we just went...in for coffee and ended up with that and a slice lol. Apparently the slice had just been put out and I’m glad it had been because it was delicious!! If you love a good custard slice and chocolate mousse then this is for you. Sorry to say but the coffee wasn’t the greatest but it was ok (long black coffee).More

Date of visit: February 2020
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tonye529, Owner at Javaman Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2020

Hi thank you stopping by, we are glad you enjoyed your slices. So sorry to hear that your coffee wasn’t to standard, we pride ourselves on both our food and coffee. Did you bring it to the attention of our staff?? Hope to see you...More

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JAVAMAN CAFE, Whakatane - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Javaman Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5