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European, Healthy, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Wholemeal Cafe has been a must for us on many trips to Takaka, but today is the last!!! Over a 30 minute wait for coffee! The over-cooked scone was cold before the coffee arrived. We observed that Takeaway coffees took precedent over other coffee....Not a good experienceMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

Delicious brunch! Great portion sizes and lots of veggie and vegan options. Lovely outside seating area on a sunny day and lots of healthy options too.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

This is my favorite place to eat in Takaka. Over the years, I've had several meals here and enjoy the quirky decor and food choices. The coffee is good, great quiche too.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and very friendly but food not spectacular. Also, they ran out of a key ingredient for our orders and did not realize it. Very willing to substitute but not equivalent substitution options and no attempt to make up for it. After finishing here...we saw several other places in town with good food options for lunch and much more reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

There was a long line but don't let that deceive you, it was fast to get served. Front of house are amazing and knowledgeable of the menu and where friendly. Food come to the table in a timely manner and the kids loved the food...more than the play area. Coffee did not disappoint and the atmosphere made it a great place to go for lunch. Would totally recommend and you must try the iced chocolate drink.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2024 via mobile

Great food wonderful selection for gluten free Great service very friendly They also serve fruit ice creams with great flavors to add

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Over rated! Some staff were as surly as the dried up quiche which was served lukewarm . The lamb pie and coffee was good. I've given this cafe a poor rating to bring down the average. I suggest trying others in town.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Second breakfast here in two days. Great quality food, generous portions, reasonably priced. Swift service and lots of seats in this converted theatre.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

Really rude and unfriendly member of staff. I didn’t catch her name, I wish I had. Expensive place and not that great. Think people just go here because there aren’t a lot of options.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023 via mobile

Takaka offers the traveller so much but this cafe/restaurant has it all! It’s such a cool place with amazing funky decor and warm, friendly service! Love it!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

Good food and vibe. Great space; an old theatre. Popular with all. Bacon and egg croissant was a hit. Service was fast enough.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

Lovely to sit outside enjoying great coffee and yummy food. Plenty of choice available and everyone s food was good on our table.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

Great food, coffee and service. So good had to go back a second morning. Breakfast menu full of different options to the standard fare. Best breakfast ever

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

I can't believe how much they charge for an eggs bene!!?? $20 just for the eggs, toast and hollandaise - not even any bacon.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Great place to stop by in Takaka, especially on a rainy day! Lots of indoor and outdoor seating, great cafe menu, cabinet food, breakfast/brunch/lunch dine-in menu, also some alcohol options as well!

Date of visit: January 2023
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THE WHOLEMEAL CAFE, Takaka - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions about The Wholemeal Cafe

Yes, The Wholemeal Cafe offers takeaway services.

The Wholemeal Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5