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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome have now been a few times great service good food welcoming staff ambience music is great in background and great coffee

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 27 April 2024

Delicious breakfast. Great start to our day. My grandaughter had the waffles and I had the eggs bene bacon with mushrooms

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

Fabulous food, friendly welcoming staff. Awesome experience and so reasonably priced. Cant recommend enough. The play list on the stereo was fantastic added to the overall ambience.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

Outstanding coffee best so far in our 4 week trip great vibe and cheese rolls. Highly recommend this to anyone who likes some funky atmosphere and friendly service thrown in

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

We walked in I asked a simple question, was verbally abused, and told we would find nowhere else to go until Invercargill, walked out immediately and across the road to Columbus Cafe inside Hammer Hardware, what an amazing friendly team, great food and Coffee.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

We noticed the cafe was on the market as we walked in. I now understand why. The owner who also made coffee was the rudest person I’ve discovered in hospitality in a long long time. I wanted to order a bacon and egg roll without...the egg. This to the owner may have been the most challenging meal she had been asked for given the passive aggressive comments triangulated through the poor brow beaten junior waitress which due to anger and volume was conveyed to the whole cafe! When I got up to confront her about her appalling attitude (that no one who is paying for service should accept) she slunk off into the kitchen as most bullies do. This woman should not be serving the public. She clearly hates her job and loves to take that out on the public. Having read the other one star reviews I cannot excuse this as a bad day for her. She is clearly a very unhappy woman who stands on her soap box and loves to affect other people who are paying her bills. Very sad. I want to add the waitress who served us was the sweetest most helpful person who apologised and took responsibility. It wasn’t her responsibility to have to make amends for her employers disrespect for customers. My advice is run for the hills. That job will traumatise you! And please go to the other amazing cafe in town. We went there the next day!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2023 via mobile

Great little place for a quick snack. Had homemade beef burger and chips although there is a varied menu to choose from. At this time meals were about $22 average. Good coffee and pleasant music with professional service. Right in the center of Riverton.

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Reviewed 18 January 2023 via mobile

Upset the owner at your peril! I actually got asked to leave because I complained about the eggs being served with chives after already stating “no spring onions, no garnishing”. When I asked for them to be done again The cafe owner just yelled “are...you for real?” “Here’s your money back, go somewhere else”. Pity, apart from being full of chives the eggs looked great and the coffee was superb, overall experience was memorable in a humorous kind of wayMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2022

The best coffee and food around as well as entertaining operator. Loved it. Was busy with locals even on a drizzling coolish day as well as visitors who had obviously heard about it.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2022 via mobile

Step back into the comfort of your grandma’s place. Friendly service and great food (try the pies) and coffee. Very happy

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022 via mobile

Lovely warm southern friendly service n chats .. pressed roast vege sandwich and chicken brie cranberry were massive and delicious .. great size serving of fries .. good value and lovely to stop whilst travelling in our lovely country …was a given …as I too...am a ‘Mrs Clark’ also :):) cheers Mr & Mrs ClarkMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

Went in for lunch yesterday, great coffee, delicious food (corn fritters are highly recommended!) Also efficient, friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 18 January 2022

The cafe was busy however we were served in a prompt and cheerful manner. The food was fresh and flavoursome, with generous serving sizes. Nice coffee. Well done team

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 16 January 2022

Great coffee, great food, great service. Really liked the cheerful, energetic, sassy barrister (owner?) It was busy with diners and takeouts and she was making it look easy.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 8 January 2022

Haven’t written a review before but haven’t been spoken to so rudely in hospitality. This was by the lady making coffee (judging by other reviews she may be the owner) and group of 5 of us walked out before half of us sat down.

Date of visit: December 2021
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The Crib Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4