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$4 - $30
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect, tasty, quick. Exactly what a cafe should be. Great options, very flavourful. Coffee was excellent too and although we didn't have time for teas, it's the best selection I've seen in any cafe. Highly recommend the haloumi stack and the creamy mushrooms

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is the tea drinkers paradise. We are usually ignored by the coffee drinking population. The size of the pot can easily serve 3 people, unlike the usual tiny pot, where you are lucky to fill even 1 cup. A little matchbox filled with...tea, measured - some for now, some for later, or use the whole lot for a good strong brew is accompanied by a little science beaker of milk that rhat compliments the Molecule cafe name. Add to this a good menu, cabinet food that changes daily, and very friendly and patient staff. This was unexpected in the little town of Methven and a must go-too. Well done .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Wonderful cafe with the most delicious bacon and egg pie! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Best Earl Grey tea I have ever tasted. Excellent bacon and perfect eggs And rosti was crispy yum. Yes spot on.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

This place was fabulous. I'm a total pain in the proverbial in restaurants and cafes. I always want them to fiddle around with the menu and swap things out. I'm thoroughly ashamed of myself for being such a knob, but I do it anyway. I...did it at Molecule (the burger with bacon and fries; but with no fries, no bacon and no bun, please). The waitress very politely took the micturation out of me for it - she was lovely. The burger (or what was left of it after my changes) was fantastic. Fat, juicy patty. Plenty of flavour. Generous serving. The bun, bacon and fries would have left me in a food coma, so I'm glad I vetoed them - but a big person with a big appetite would appreciate them. My little girl loved the mini cheese burger with fries. The waitress made a wee ceremony out of serving our kawakawa and ginger tea. It was lovely, and made me think that the staff here put some love in to what they do. I didn't try the coffee, but there were plenty of little clues that they care about their coffee here. Great pics on the wall - smoking nuns, microscope patent application, something for everyone. Molecule was buzzing with customers, so I'm guessing that others agree with me. If/when I come back to Methven, this is where I will grab a bite.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

Highly recommend this little cafe. We had breakfast there nearly everyday and the service was quick and the staff very friendly. The breakfast was so good and the coffee was great. Thoughly enjoyed by all the Aussie rugby tour families.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

Really nice spot with great service and bloody great coffee!! Fireplace was cranking which gave it a nice vibe

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023 via mobile

I think this will be one of my favorite coffee places around this area. They are really efficient and fast. Good coffee quality. The food was phenomenal ends the customer service fast and efficient

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023

Good food and very good chai latte, cappuccino, black coffee, and mocha. We will be back, I recommend you try this cafe.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

Lovely food, fast service pleasant staff. Dairy and gluten free options no problem. Great place for lunch. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023 via mobile

Not recommended. Two stars for the good ambience and for the second to none coffee. But the DF GF big breakfast unexpectedly arrived without sausages and there was no warning at the time of ordering, nor any offer to replace with spinach or any thing...else as is usual elsewhere, even when discussed. The staff have been instructed "No Substitutions". and we paid the full price too. We would go to one of the other cafes in Methven, next breakfast.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2022

We stumbled upon this cafe on the main street - I normally struggle to find Vegan food in small towns but this cafe had 5-6 options on the menu/cabinet. Absolutely delicious and have added to my list to return to!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 November 2022 via mobile

We stopped in for a family lunch recently. The setting was pleasant and the service great. The best thing however, was the great selection of vegan food. We had the vegan breakfast and the vegan burrito and they were both excellent. We will happily return.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022

Good coffee and a lovely fresh donut. Slightly sad to here theyre bought from Christchurch and couriered there rather than baked in house, but bloody delicious non the less. Friendly barista explained where they were from and the logistics, returned the next day to try...something else but was packed so unfortunately had to find somewhere else!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Andrea Toms, Owner at Molecule Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2022

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again 😀

Reviewed 6 June 2022

Had brunch on a very busy Sunday morning. Staff on the counter were excellent - very friendly and not at all overwhelmed by how busy it was. Coffee was really good, and the food perfect. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Andrea Toms, Owner at Molecule Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2022

Yes Sundays can be very busy and our team handle it very well. We are so pleased to hear you had a great breakfast with us. 😀☕️

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MOLECULE CAFE, Methven - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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