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Hydro Eatery the newest cafe to Turangi. Serving fine Mojo coffee, Breakfasts, Brunches, Lunchs and Afternoon munches. All food home-made on site. GF options. Great Food, Great Service, Relaxed,comfortable atmosphere. Come in and see us! Open from 8am to 4pm
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

We are travelling this amazing country and really enjoying the places the locals frequent. We visited yesterday morning, influenced by the positive Trip Advisor rating and we had an amazing time. Staff were really attentive and the food was both great and good. Within our...group, one ordered waffles and another pancakes. The former were disappointing, almost certainly not made fresh or on the premises. Disappointing. The pancakes were ‘home made’ and very yummy. We decided to come again this morning, oh dear ‘what a difference a day can make’. The staff were almost entirely wrapped up in their own self-importance, laughing and giggling loudly and running about whilst also not focused, not concentrating. Our order which was delicious, was served on the wrong bread. We were double charged for a coffee which to their credit they discovered and brought the refund to the table. During the meal I went up to the coffee station which wasn’t at all busy and asked if I could have a second coffee, as I had the day before. My order seemed accepted. When it didn’t arrive some 10 mins later I popped up to check and was told it had to be paid for first. Not the case the day before. When I pointed that aspect out, keen to get back to my breakfast and I pointed out that the cash for the wrongly double charged coffee was on the table, I was firmly told by the young lady that she was ‘the assistant manager’ and I’d have to pay. I’d have to go and get the cash. All unnecessarily aggressive and unfriendly. This stance totally destroyed the positive experience. Such arrogance has no place in hospitality and was totally at odds with our experience in New Zealand. The owner may choose to observe, maybe he/she doesn’t care, time will decide. Custom is earned and should never be taken for grantedMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

Absolutely amazing! Travelling from Wellington and stopped for a Hot chocolate (which was the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had!) and I tried the salmon frittata which was absolutely lovely and beautifully presented. The staff were so lovely and friendly. 11/10 recommend, definitely calling in...on the way back ❤️More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

A very busy Saturday morning which the waiter serving us said there would be a wait. Plenty of tables for big and small groups. They were able to cater for my dietary requirements (dairy and gluten-free). Good size breakfast meals. Delicious coffee.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

We found this place on our way from Rotorua to Tongariro. It was pouring rain so we decided to stop for food. The food really good, the place was packed . Service was quite fast. Mit was a good place to stop

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Magnificent service, magnificent food, magnificent menu and cabinet. From a friendly greeting, an amazing choice of cabinet and menu to delicious food when it arrived, this cafe was delicious. We have never been let down here. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

We only stopped in for a coffee and definitely weren’t disappointed! Great coffee & hot as well. Friendly service, the menu looked inviting & very reasonable prices. Unfortunately it was raining so we didn’t get to sit on the deck!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Usually stop here on our way from Auckland to Wellington. Staff always friendly and helpful and food is very good. My wife left her hand bag behind and Jaymie the manager went out of her way to get it back to Auckland for us.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

This place slaps! Great food, coffee and prices. Will definately be back next time we stay in Turangi! The pancakes were stand out of the meal. Closely followed by the house made rostis.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

Blackboard menu offers wide variety and value for money. Only cafe in the area with an outlook. Efficient staff who know about looking after customers. Good coffee and moccachino. Nice experience.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

Would definitely recommend. We had the steak sammie and chicken burger which were both delicious. Good size portions and very reasonably priced

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Had a delightful breakfast here on our way through Turangi. The staff were friendly, service was good and the food was above average cafe fair. I had frittata from the cabinet and it was delicious, served with a zingy salsa. Husband had eggs bene which...was generous portion and tasty. Chai latte was exceptional. Can highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023 via mobile

Had lunch here last week & it was very tasty & cooked to perfection. I often choose Calamari when out for lunch, never have I ever only been served 3 pieces. I’m not a huge eater, but I left hungry & felt a bit ripped...off to be honest. I don’t usually bother writing a review, but nearly a week later I’m still feeling robbed. Coffee was ok & service friendly.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

We were driving from Wellington to Auckland and stopped for a coffee. It was busy but they did not indicate that there was a substantial delay. When I was asked when our coffee was coming they were indifferent. What arrived was very pale, weak and...it was hard to taste the coffee. My wife's coffee was only slightly betterMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 15 February 2023

Quick stop for an iced coffee. Lovely friendly staff who made us a cracker iced coffee. One of the best blended coffees I've had.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023

Being from out of town, we picked this restaurant only because it had very nice outdoor seating on a lovely day. We both ordered the Avocado Smash and it was delicious and filling. Everything from the ciabatta bread to the avocado itself was fresh. The...staff were friendly and the service was fast. Lucky find!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4