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We are a family run cafe set just behind the old post office in Geraldine. We are a fully-licensed cafe with a great selection of NZ craft beers & wines, breakfast and lunch menus featuring modern cafe fare with a focus on seasonality & local produce. Everything is made from scratch right here at Verde, even our handmade pastries such as croissants & eclairs. We also serve excellent Vivace coffee and are now open for dinner on Friday nights!
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu looked good and the reviews were very promising and it didn’t disappoint. The food and service were both very good and with lovely surroundings. This place deserves its top billing in Geraldine.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024

Well worth the visit - we called on a lovely sunny lunchtime, it was very busy and there was plenty of seating indoors and outdoors - a comprehensive menu in a lovely setting if the sun is shine what more could you want?

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

During the day this cafe is top notch. Recently came for dinner & the food was OUTSTANDING. beautiful fresh ingredients, meals were executed perfectly. Portion sizes were spot on (value for money but not overwhelming) we tried everything on the menu, and were blown away....The best meal I have had in a long time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Fantastic coffee and cafe food I highly recommend Cafe Verde. Friendly service and great indoor and outdoor garden options, am fussy about my morning coffee and this was great

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

Verde has the best cabinet food I have ever seen (I am 83 ) and top service as well---even asked by the chef's lady partner what we thought of our meal ( rare nowadays ) and given 2 coffee vouchers when we complimented the cafe's...food and serviceMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

A fabulous place to stop with great off street parking in a beautiful garden setting. The food was delicious with friendly service and quick delivery. We had a cooked brunch but the cabinet food looked inviting too. The coffee was superb.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Great spot for an early evening dinner out in the garden. Be great if they could be open more evenings to give people a choice of dining in Geraldine

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Beautiful cottage style country garden and cafe in which to have lunch or a drink. Imaginative, shortish menu (I prefer that as it generally indicates freshly prepared) with reasonable prices. Helpful and pleasant staff.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024 via mobile

Love this place!. Great menu/cabinet choices and beautifully presented. Smooth as coffee and if its a nice day wonderful out in the garden settings. Cottage garden paradise and an ideal spot to sit and linger over good food and drinks. Super friendly and obliging staff....definitely...on my recommended list. Only possible downside for some is that it is that it shuts at 3pm.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

On a dry, hot day in January, this garden centre cafe provided a green floral space for a quiet moment. The flora provides natural shade with tidy garden benches as well as seating inside, you can listen to the birds and smell the flowers. The...menu is also really enticing with plenty of baked goods and great coffee on offer. By the time we had left, the place was full with customers which is a sign of a trusted location.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

We stopped for a coffee on the way through and loved it! The atmosphere is nice, the waitresses super friendly, great coffee and dog friendly! My partner had a sausage roll and commented that it was „the best he had ever eaten“ - big statement!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

I had lunch here with a friend today for my birthday. Pros: Lovely garden setting and friendly and efficient staff, even though they were very busy. BUT The nourish bowl, although tasty, was extremely poor value for money at a cost of $26. A very...small portion for the price. It really needed to be double the size to be considered value for money, especially considering this is a vegetarian dish. Sadly will not be returningMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

We stopped here on the drive from Tekapo to Christchurch, and had a wonderful lunch. I had the nourish bowl and my partner had beef cheek tacos - both absolutely delicious, and we were served very quickly. Ingredients were fresh and vibrant. Would happily come...here every day! There is also a selection of pastries, salads and cakes available at the counter which looked equally good.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Ordered the Scoff special Toyko Eggs Benedict at $28! Not good, the spinach was as tough as, hadn’t been strained well so made the toast all soggy and the eggs were over cooked, no runny egg yolk at all. Very disappointing.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Returned again as a great stop off when driving south from Christchurch. Never disappointed here. Always a warm welcome and the food is great pretty fast service too. Awesome coffee and a very tasty breakfast. Easy parking makes this a must visit

Date of visit: July 2023
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Yes, Verde Cafe offers takeaway services.

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