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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly welcoming staff! Ordered the fish of the day with veges. This was no ordinary meal, it was hearty, wholesome soul food, a generous portion, mouthwatering goodness to warm your belly on a cold night. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Workmanscafebar@gmail.com, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Phillippa, happy to hear you had a great experience at the cafe and you went away feeling replete, cheers Syd.

Reviewed 19 February 2021

nice coffee and a sensational omelet, corn fritters were good too.nice place and friendly people. first time in Matamata, will come again soon.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Workmanscafebar@gmail.com, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2021

Hi Tim, thanks for your review, and glad that you enjoyed. It would be a pleasure to have you back, cheers Syd

Reviewed 13 February 2021

Our group of 10 came for dinner, service was very good & meals were delicious & generous. Wait time was not long. I I would recommend this place.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Workmanscafebar@gmail.com, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Hey Jackie, pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us in our little cafe and we did what we love doing making people happy, cheers Syd

Reviewed 5 February 2021 via mobile

Pancakes were beautiful and delicious worth going to matamata for them! Staff are so friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Workmanscafebar@gmail.com, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Hi Cheyanne, yum yum pigs bum is what a lot of our regulars say about the pancakes cheers Syd.

Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

Had an amazing crispy Vietnamese crepe here. Highly recommend it, really friendly staff too & don't forget to try the caramel oat slice too

Date of visit: December 2020
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Workmanscafebar@gmail.com, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Hello Stephen, thanks for your feedback on the crepe its something you don't get anywhere else so glad that you enjoyed it, cheers Syd.

Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

Defs not a four-star and a half star rating as shown on TripAdvisor. Cheaply made food not worth the cost.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Workmanscafebar@gmail.com, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Well, I disagree as 95 % of our customers can't be wrong ...and as you've only done 5 reviews on Tripadvisor I certainly won't say you are a good judge...we are not worried maybe you were having a bad day.. cheers Syd.

Reviewed 23 December 2020 via mobile

Great food, great service, love the quirky chairs and atmosphere. Good selection of breakfast and lunch items. Very good food presentation.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Workmanscafebar@gmail.com, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Hi Philippa, thanks for your review glad you enjoyed not only the food but also took in the ambiance of the cafe as a whole, cheers Syd..

Reviewed 30 November 2020

Great stopping point on the way to Rotorua for lunch. We were really impressed with the service and generous portions and delicious food. Our favourite was pizza and ice cream.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Workmanscafebar@gmail.com, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Hello Naina, glad you enjoyed your time in the cafe cheers Syd.

Reviewed 14 November 2020

Love the owner, guess the people who come here are very loyal to the restaurant. Customer serivice brings them back guys!! The food is amazing, however, I think the portion sizes have going a bit smaller since a few years ago. Still delicious though!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Workmanscafebar@gmail.com, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Hey Aiden, your so right that customer service is so important to a cafe/restaurant its what makes people come back , then food, ambiance, and toilets. the portions may have got a teensy bit smaller but the quality has stayed the same as has the...More

Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

Really impressed, delicious dinner - pork belly. Excellent service and great cruisy music. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
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goodasgold6, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2020

Thanks Cherista for your review glad that you enjoyed yourselves in our little café cheers Syd.

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  • Yes, Workmans Cafe Bar offers takeaway services.

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