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Reviewed 24 August 2021 via mobile

I love this cafe - nothing is too much trouble for the staff and the coffee is fantastic. The cabinet food is fresh and has great variety. I loved the fresh salads and whole foods but there are plenty of delicious sweet treats too. They...also do corporate catering which is well priced and nicely presentedMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 June 2021 via mobile

Awesome food. Small selection but all beautifully prepared and really tasty. Enough choice for everyone. Staff are very helpful and accommodating. Seafood chowder to die for.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

The specials board has Waffles with mascapone,maple syrup and fruit compote. Add the bacon and it is DEVINE. The service is exceptional. Well deserved 5 stars.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 26 May 2021

Went with a group of friends. partner and I had quiche from the cabinet followed by a cake and coffee. Great service, very quick and staff very friendly. Our friend who had the chowder found shells in her soup and the one who had the...salmon found bones so not so good there. The one who had a bowl of fries found them very salty and us two found the coffee a bit bitter but for a very busy weekend with a packed cafe top marks for service. The veg quiches were tasty and full of different ingredients.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

Friendliest greeting, amazing service & staff, and the food was incredible! What a find on our first visit to Rangiora!

Date of visit: April 2021
Elisa L, General Manager at Fools Of Desire, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2021

So glad you found us and enjoyed! Thanks for the review and see you next time.

Reviewed 12 March 2021

On way from Hamner to Lake Tekapo we detoured via Rangiora to check this cafe out as we liked the menu/reviews It was immense. Other half says the best coffee had on our trip! Orange juice fabulous, food was yummy, staff friendly and lots to...see. Clean and so much choice, it all looked yummy and I wanted to take things away as well. We are going back on our return keg to Kaikoura... detouring slightly again but know it’s worth it.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

The vegan creamy mushrooms are a treat. Chips with vegan aoili are yum. Travelling thru this was a great stop. And we will be back. Friendly staff top off this experience. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 6 December 2020

Every Friday I travel around Canterbury with a friend on our motorbikes, and wherever possible we have an 'eggs bennie' and then score it. Fools of Desire Cafe always score top for me. Hash browns made from sweet potatoes instead of stuffy bread - Excellent...hollandaise too :) A warm welcoming atmosphere and locally sourced ingredients also appeals to me. And if thats not enough, check out their working beehive - fascinating :)More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 November 2020

We had the most delicious lunch at this cafe today. We both chose the Foodie Buddha Bowl with salmon. It would be the most delicious lunch we have had at a restaurant and we eat out a lot The staff were so friendly and welcoming...and the surroundings lovely. I would totally recommend this cafe.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020

Had a lovely evening at fod the other night! It is a must visit if you’re looking for good food and excellent service

Date of visit: November 2020
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Fools Of Desire is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4