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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

The service is shocking. Water is warm and when mentioned was told I had to buy cold water. Shocking old bike racks to put your bike in ( this is on the Waikato Tiver trails) that don’t take modern bikes

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Avoid this place : food took 35 mins from ordering and paying to the table. It arrived cold and the bacon was so salty as to be inedible. Being vegetarian I did not appreciate my toast cooked in bacon fat . The coffee was so...strong it was undrinkable and the staff didn’t care at all .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

This Cafe had lovely outdoor seating, great food, water and toiets available. We had morning tea cakes and muffins but would definitely try the lunch options if we had the chance as they looked great. My daughters savoury muffin was delicious and served warm with...butter and chutney.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Came across this cafe in the middle of nowhere and knew we were onto a winner when we saw how full it was. Awesome menu with heaps of choice and amazing looking counter-food too. Also a whole separate and good-sized gluten-free menu. Food was in...generous amounts and delicious, home-cooked style.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

Stopped at Rhubarb Cafe for lunch, they had a great selection of food and the food was very well presented. Tables were available outside under cover or inside. Staff were very helpful. Would definitely call in there again.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 1 March 2023 via mobile

Stopped here for coffee & cake before our kayak trip. Cake was lovely & coffee excellent. Enjoyed it so much we went back for lunch after the kayaking. Minor issue was the kitchen closes at 2.30

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

Found Rhubarb Cafe in Arapuni when driving from Waitomo Caves over to Rotorua. Delicious food, friendly service, nice outdoor setting. Checked out the swing bridge nearby. A big bonus was my introduction to Scroggin Slice! Yum!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2022

This is a wonderful cafe, probably the South Waikato's best kept secret. The hearty kiwi classics that are made and served here are amazing: melting moments, ginger crunch, quiche, mince and cheese pies, savoury muffins, and many more; all made to the exceptional quality of...yesteryear - and the coffee is perfect, too. Part of the experience of this cafe are the owners and staff. They're wonderful people who make a real effort with their customers. The cafe's classic furniture, historical photographs of the area, spacious and green outdoor area, and gallery are also fabulous. I hugely appreciate the effort the owners make to mitigate COVID - this has meant the cafe has largely been able to remain open during the pandemic and provided a little oasis during these challenging times. It's ten stars out of five from me and I will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Stopped for coffee en route South and so pleased we did. Excellent coffee and so much choice of delicious treats! Lovely old stove burning as cold outside and super friendly staff. Melting moment was to die for!😁

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

A group of us stopped off at the Rhubarb Cafe in Arapuni twice during our Riverside bike adventure. The friendly and warm welcome came first, but then the food and coffee backed this up tenfold. WOW, The Rhubarb Cafe is a must stop for any...hungry traveler close by or passing thru Arapuni. An additional treat is the music in their amenities block. Check it out. !!! Nga mihi team Cafe Rhubarb, see you next time for sure.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

Triple jabbed Owner insists on customers wearing a mask so she can ‘feel safe’. She needs to familiarise herself with the Gvt website re mask wearing. It is illegal to restrict a person’s breathing. Meanwhile, the chef is not wearing a mask. Not that I...care. But do you see the hypocrisy? Making up her own science by the looks of it.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2022 via mobile

Lady on the front counter was very studious and her Covid protocols. Good menu selection, Food took a while to come out but when it did it was very well presented and delicious. Could say it was worth the wait. Large coffee came in ‘small’...takeaway cups. Cafe well populated so obviously well known in the area. Would go backMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 29 January 2022 via mobile

We have called in several times over the last few years and we are always impressed with the quality ,the staff and the atmosphere of Rhubarb.A big tick to management and staff for keeping us all safe by insisting on Vaccines Passes being shown.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 7 January 2022 via mobile

Very nice chilled out venue. Nice people and great food. Nice thick thick shakes. Bacon and eggs were Premo. Couldn’t fault the place

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 December 2021

I ordered a milkshake not long ago and it was thick as paint, bad texture. The service was terrible lots of frowns on the faces. I did not enjoy my visit. Way too expensive!!!

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