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Reviewed 9 October 2022

Ordered three meals, got two. Okay, we all make mistakes, ordered the granola, plus a coffee. Got cereal, not granola, didn’t get coffee. You’d think you’d try a bit harder after the first mistake. I suggest they either buy some granola or change the menu.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice break at this cafe. It was late in the afternoon but they were willing to open an already closed kitchen if we wanted. The staff were really nice and helpful. The cafe was comfortable and the coffee and food really good....The stairs may be a problem for some but there is a lift. We will come back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 March 2020

Breaking a trip from Auckland to Tauranga, this cafe is quite an oasis above the main road thru town. It is above the only set of traffic lights for miles so makes for interesting viewing. The staff a nice and friendly, food is typical cafe...fare but they do a great coffee. Toilets are very clean and quite pleasant. Free parking is available behind the building. Now that we have found this we will use again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch...other half had toast, bacon and perfectly cooked poached eggs, I had salmon and salad...Salmon was very undercooked and also I asked for dressing on the side which I thought they had but then realised that they had poured dressing...all over it and given me more on the side...not a big deal but they had put so much on it spoilt the overall flavour of the salmon. Staff were pleasant and efficient service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2019 via mobile

Had a coffee break here and tried a BLT too. All very good and great value for money. Very relaxed atmosphere and plenty of seating. Staff were very happy and pleased to serve you. Food was fantastic and very tasty. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

Nice cabinet food and slices at a decent price. Not open evenings, like most café, but quite busy all day. The usual daily specials board as well as standards and variety of sweet courses. You must try the Swiss Delight slice..!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 19 April 2019

Another adequate meal in Katikati with plenty of choice. Bit of a barn of a place but OK. We would go back.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 March 2019 via mobile

Called here for lunch with husband and cousin. Not been to Katikati before so our visit was totally naive of any recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed our BLATs (Bacon Lettuce Avocado and Tomato, in toasted panini) and a side order of fries. Just hit the spot....Service also very good. Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

A one nighter in Katikati resulted in a quick wander through town and a breaky stop at Cafe on the Balcony. Coffee was great. French toast with bacon and bananas was quickly devoured by the BF. Creamy mushrooms on toast were disappointing as more onion...than mushroom was involved. It was tasty but not enough mushrooms, maybe lay off the onions a bit. Service was friendly and fast.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

We went here for lunch, my husband and daughters meals were fine but mine I just about broke my teeth on the rice, there was chuncks of hard rice. I gave it back was not impressed. They gave me another plate but the damage was...done I did not enjoy the rest of my lunch. No offer of money back or change of menu.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

the pad thai and bacon and egg, plat meal was awesome, was served very fast and our cravings satisfied definitely. Staffs are very accommodating. the location is so nice because we sat in the terrace and guess what ....its overlooking all the shops, establishments and...the beauty of the small town. Cafe balcony is well ventilated and they have enough space to have coffee with friends and with free wifi access internet connection.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely lunch here, good choice of food at reasonable prices. Fish and chips and a Thai curry, (lots of veg).

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

My son & I had lunch at the Balcony Cafe as it was the only one open afer 1.30pm on a Saturday. Goos selection of food - had a toasted croissant. Service was quick & friendly. Sat at an inside table as very hot ouside.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Quick visit. Staff friendly and efficient. Some reviewers must have been somewhere else... Hot chocolate was actually hot and tasted of chocolate with creamy foam on top as it should be. Partner's latte also nice and hot. Prices very reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Service was not what we expected....Went for lunch, Without going into it, the food was not attractive and I returned mine for something which was not much better. No apologies. I would not recommend based on this one off service.

Date of visit: August 2018
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CAFE AT THE BALCONY, Katikati - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Cafe at the Balcony is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4