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Reviewed 3 July 2023

A quick coffee break with which to catch up with some family members. The coffee was hot and not bitter. They had put coloured sprinkles on a child's fluffy which was not asked for so the mother had to remove them. Lots of additatives in...the sprinkles so staff should ask first preferably if they are required otherwise no complaints on a Sunday morning. Parking nearby and handy for the visitor centre which we needed. Did not try the food.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2022 via mobile

My husband ordered the big breakfast I said could they do the half breakfast kids size like they offer in Auckland at Westgate. I had not seen a menu there They said no they did not offer it. I told them that being a franchise...I’d expect similar options etc Ended up costing all but the price of the big breakfast! Prices made up Nothing comparable in pricing at all!! No itemised receipt Terribly more pricier even than Auckland’s which is reasonably priced Could not believe it!! Hash browns awful Get your act together Matamata and offer people smaller portions if so desired!! Stop hitting them in the wallet to do so. Especially when you SHOULD have it on your menuMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

Selected this café as it looked inviting and clean. The selection was good and we settled on the bacon and eggs. The food was good with the poached eggs soft and bacon crisp. Our iced coffee and iced chocolates were also nice. The toilets were...updated and some aspects not yet complete but clean.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Great food and service but being a travel stop the toilets are also important. They are in poor condition. No disability toilet.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022 via mobile

Cakes were cold and hard sandwich was ice cold. Hot drinks were delivered luke warm. Hot food warm warm but tasted like it wasn’t cooked through. Very average. Staff were nice and helpful but food not great

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

We enjoyed the food on offer for breakfast both times we visited. It was nice to have a selection of cabinet food. the mini quiche I had for breakfast on the second visit was really lovely. Great view of the iconic i- site opposite.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

Call for a late lunch on a week day. Cabinets looked well presented.....BUT.....our muffins were tasteless & dry. The sandwiches were “ok” at best. Great coffee. Quite pricey for what we got. Very under whelming.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020

Great coffee, tremendous cakes, great street appeal and and being able to watch the town go by while seated kerbside was an added bonus. Motorcycle parking all around this place, so sit out, watch the town and check on the bike/s , win , win.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 August 2020

Last February, after an approximately two hours drive from Auckland, my sister and myself stopped here for about 30 minutes, for coffee and cake. Apparently most visitors on the way to the Hobbiton Movie Set in Hinuera made a short stop in the small town...of Matamata as well. Efficient staff, good wifi and clean washrooms. ✌More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020

The front-of-house staff are more interested in talking amongst themselves than in doing their jobs. On a less than busy morning tables remained uncleared and orders undelivered while four front-of-house staff chatted to each other and ignored customers. We certainly won't be back.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 27 July 2020

This cafe is easily accessible on the main road in Matamata. Coffee was pretty reasonable and a very nice strawberry and white chocolate muffin. The interior of the cafe itself has been nicely renovated and looks clean and welcoming. But oh! The toilets are filthy...and decidedly need a good scrub and paint. The usual soap dispensers were out of action but there was a bottle of hand soap available. The basins and toilets themselves badly need replacing. Overall, a useful place to get refreshment but those toilets need a massive updo. Not up to NZ standard at all.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Fabulous breakfast had Eggs Bene and the Robert Harris big breakfast Great coffee Lovey staff Great location

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

Very busy coffee house on both weekends when I visited in January but they were not that busy that they could not be super friendly, happy and welcoming. Delicious scones and excellent coffee, no problem to rinse my travel mug and fill it with their...fine brew. Always stop by here because of their service and food, convenient parking.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

First, we were charge wrong. Second, we asked for a little bit of hot water to warm up my 8months-old baby’s food (photo attached) and the 5 staff were rolling their eyes. We followed up 4 times and waited 30minutes for a hot water. Third,...no one has given us a high chair. We will NEVER return to this place. The BAD customer service can ruin your mood. We did not enjoy our dine-in at all. #4Adults #2KidsMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

We arrived early afternoon, it was quiet in the shop, food in cabinets looked nice and was ok. There were 3 staff behind the counter, took the order and when coffees arrived they were only lukewarm, even the long black, terrible. One lot of food...arrived and we waited for the next lot but we had to go remind the girls, who only seemed interested in talking to each other, then it finally arrived after they had forgotten it. She did apologise. Won't be back as there are other choices in Matamata, recommend they go to Robert Harris in Katikati for excellent food, coffee and service, to see how it is done.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Robert Harris Coffee Roasters Matamata is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5