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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

Have been here for dinner and then most recently for breakfast. Great meals both times and exceptional service. Also appreciate being able to sit outside with our doggos. Friendly, laid-back atmosphere, spacious and welcoming.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

I have previously praised this cafe as one of the best in Te Awamutu. It was a regular place for us but because of their attitudes towards the unvaxed over recent months I was refused service. This cafelike many others, chose to take some of...their regular customers for granted, despite the support shown to them prior to the Vax passports. Not every cafe chose this avenue to exclude patrons based on a medical certification. To the owners of Churchills Cafe, I will never pass another dollar across your counter. You chose to exclude me as a customer, now I am choosing to exclude your establishment in my spending habits. Your food wasn't that good to make me change my mind.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022 via mobile

We chose Churchill’s to celebrate a milestone birthday. The restaurant was not busy (maybe not quite half full) with what looked like a generous compliment of staff in attendance ready to serve. Sadly, the service was very slow with our lunch orders not been taken...until close to 35 minutes since our arrival. It took way too long for the food to arrive and worse still, there was at least a 30 minute timeframe between the first and last lot of food to arrive to our table of 13. One order came to our table which was not ours. One order was forgotten completely as the waitress apologized profusely (there was no offer of a free drink at the very least) The food was very good but sadly unless the service is more organized, there are better places in Te Awamutu to visit.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 14 December 2021 via mobile

Why oh why when you ask for a strong cup of tea they give you 1 tea bag and it’s cats piss strength I asked for a STRONG pot of tea not slightly opaque hot water !! Why do they only have the mind set...of or Earl gray or English breakfast as an option!! Standard supermarket Ceylon Bell tea blows this weasel piss away hands down Never order tea from here as you are throwing money down the sink !!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

Yummy lunch, perfect flavours, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. We loved the Summer Salad ( prawn salmon avo and orange) and the eggs Benedict cooked to perfection and exactly the right size.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

What a hidden Gem, We’ve been travelling around North island and looking for a cafe that does good hearty food. In Churchill’s we have found it. Great coffee . Big breakfast was filling, fresh and tasty and well worth the money. The staff were too...class. Super attentive to our little dog and gently gave us friendly advise where we should stop next in our camper. Top class.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 December 2020 via mobile

Great food all cooked it baked on site, attentive service, very clean. Really good coffee, what more do you want! Highly recommend. Easy parking, a must to visit.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

Nice place with fresh well presented food. Hearty breakfast. Staff are friendly and cheerful. Very busy little cafe

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed our stop in here. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Service was super quick and friendly. Food was nice - eggs Benedict could have done with another muffin, pies were fantastic.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

Cafe is better than expected from seeing outside. Very nice sheltered outside seating area by round a bout but traffic not a problem. Bushes and sunshades protect environment setting. Friendly staff and quick service for lunch break timing. Food rather expensive but I was not...paying! so enjoyed the beef dish. Beautifully cooked and garnished and not too much to eat. Even so I had to take some home which was delicious cold later.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Churchillscafe, Owner at Churchill's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2020

Thank you Margarita for a great rating and review....our team at Churchills like to ensure they make your dining experience relaxed and pleasurable.... they are a great team ☀️😊

Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Churchill's is a nice restaurant with a lovely choice of exquisite Meal's for adults and children. A lovely atmosphere that us both inviting and enjoyable. Nice setting for young and old

Date of visit: January 2020
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Churchillscafe, Owner at Churchill's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2020

thank you Hone...your review has reflected Churchills so well....the building was once a church and has now come back to life as a meeting place for all including the family pooch 😃 ☀️

Reviewed 14 January 2020 via mobile

A nice restaurant serving good food. Buy off a menu or out of the display shelf. A tad noisy when really busy due to bad accoustics inside but outside is fine. I go there quite a few times a year. Parking is limited but the...furniture shop across the road kindly let's restaurant clientele park there.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Churchillscafe, Owner at Churchill's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

It makes us happy when we get great feedback 😊 Churchills is a renovated church...The parishioners must of made beautiful music in their time at church to override the bad acoustics 😃 Thank you Happiness4 ☀️

Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

We did have to wait a while for our order but we were happy to just sit and take in the ambience of this place. When the food arrived it was absolutely delicious. Coffee always great and the staff were lovely and chatty.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Churchillscafe, Owner at Churchill's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2020

Thank you for your review and rating. We have a small kitchen in which we make all our menu to order..... at times there may be a wait for your order to be plated.... we do appreciate your understanding as we do our best not...More

Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

Have driven past many times on way to Hamilton so thought I'd try it out. Cabinet food and specials on a board. Had this prawn and salmon salad. Was very tasty but my only constructive criticism was it could of been served on a plate...rather than in a bowl. Looked like a heap of mesclun salad was flung into the bowl and other ingredients added. Not cheap at $24 but I did enjoy my meal. Coffee was fine.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Churchillscafe, Owner at Churchill's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2019

Thank you Susan for your positive feedback.... there must have been a good reason for the dish not to be served in our shallow dish as presentation and quality go hand in hand .....we are happy you enjoyed your lunch... look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 14 November 2019

Great food, friendly staff I had the fish cakes and other person had salad,and coffee and can recommend it all. Took away a melting moment delicious, nice relaxed setting. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2019
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Churchillscafe, Owner at Churchill's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2019

Thank you Emma for your review and rating.... we really appreciate the time you have made to give us positive feedback ☀️😊

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CHURCHILL'S CAFE, Te Awamutu - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Churchill's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4