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New Zealand, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible attitude, we popped into this cafe 4 months ago and it was a pretty dire experience. Mainly by the attitude of one their staff who obviously was having a bad day. So 4 months later we tried again, thinking give them a second chance....Not only was the same woman serving us , but she completely forgot our tea and coffee.. without a apology , but when I asked her what was the problem she mumbled something stupid . Not only should this woman not be in this job, but the whole place was littered with dirty cups and plates. We are on holiday from Scotland and if it was my business she would be oot the door… Plus the scone I had was stale.. Unusual for a cafe in NZ to be so bad .More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here before on a previous trip in South Island - still the same excellent staff attitude, good food and a decent cup of tea. Staff are friendly and can talk while doing their jobs. Great service - good place to stop

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Nice cafe. Been here various times. We stop every time we drive North. Good food, nice atmosphere and on all occasions save yesterday, staff hospitality is good too. Welsh waitress there consistent - very nice and friendly every time we visit. Unfirtunately rhe other waitresses...there yesterday mid morning not nice. In fact rude and abrubt. They do not this place justice.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Great coffee and a wide variety of cabinet food. Inside and outside seating. Great place to stop when travelling between Christchurch and Picton.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

So clean, and well presented. Lovely selection of delicious snacks including a top tier Steak Pie. No jokes, it was superb. Great service, friendly and engaged staff. Clean facilities.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Would we return here? Gladly! Can we recommend it? Yes! Background: After a long day’s drive we decided to see if we could get takeaways or a meal in Cheviot. The only place we saw on GM that was open was Number Eight, so we...walked down, expecting to be served fish and chips by an expressionless person behind the counter… What a surprise it was to be welcomed to a bright, clean room by a cheerful and friendly lady who know her stuff: answered questions about the menu, made suggestions, but let us make our decisions in our own time. I had a steak meal and my wife a starter and a salad; the steak was cooked as ordered, tasty and tender; the accompanying greens and potatoes are just as I like them, cooked but not cooked to death. My wife was also very satisfied with her chicken starter and salad. We decided to round off the meal with a dessert, and when I asked for a modification to one of the items the response was, “No problem”. The toilets were newly equipped, clean and spacious. The bill was appropriate for the drinks and food the two of us enjoyed. The free WiFi worked well.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

Luckily we walked by as the hours advertised don't mention that they open for dinner in the Summer on Fridays and Saturdays We knew nothing about Cheviot and were only using the motel next door as a stop off. People of Cheviot and the hundreds...of cars that drive through the town every day....Stop and come inside and you will find some of the best food we have had on our New Zealand trip. A small menu, but plenty to choose from and a small wine list from a local Vineyard and some excellent local beers. Between us we had bao buns with a seafood filling, sticky pork belly, salmon fillet and a rib eye with a sauce that any chef would be proud of. Attentive, friendly serviceMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024 via mobile

Lovely find in Cheviot. Beautiful pie of the day. Full of big chunks of meat, flakey pastry. Good range of cabinet food. All washed down with a lovely cuppa.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Delicious salad for me and bacon and egg pie for my dad, friendly efficient service. Also a lovely garden setting. A great place to stop for lunch!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

Great find - in fact first one we found between Blenheim and Christchurch. Good size car park, quaint rustic clean appearance from outside. Lovely fresh looking selection of bagels, cakes, sandwiches etc and breakfast menu. Friendly staff and clean tables etc. Can recommend the scrambled...eggs - they arrived quickly, well presented and really good portion size. The bacon buttie was generous too with a fried egg. Would reommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Delightful cafe, Very warm and friendly staff. The service was excellent, the food was well prepared and well presented. The only minor disappointment was that the cutlery was placed in a container on the table, which is not the most hygienic of practises. Personally I...would prefer the cutlery provided with the meal or delivered to the table prior.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

Perfect! Such a lovely place to take a break. The girls were superfriendly and the food was delicious. We had soup of the day, smash avo, Steak sandwich. Ist was a feast! Love to recommend!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

Great service and even better food. Definitely worth the stop. Loved the outdoor area. Must stop if passing through

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

We stopped here for coffee and a scone on our way south from Blenheim. Service was great, coffee great and facilities clean

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

Dropped in for lunch while driving through. Excellent steak sandwich and a beer. Nice venue, good menu, frinedly staff. What's not to like?

Date of visit: June 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5