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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful food, fab coffee. A real buzz in the atmosphere! Lots of hungry cyclist stopping off on the Rail Trail. The overall experience does not disappoint. Dogs are most welcome with water bowls provided for thirsty pooches. Love that they have small size portions of...their sweet treats for a very reasonable price.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

We visited this cafe twice on our recent holiday to Alex. What a star, great standard of food, friendly service, good value for money. One piece of helpful advice, please take the toy electric piano out of the kiddies toy basket. It really is a...pain when trying to have a relaxed brunch.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Came across it on the rail trail with the kids Great menu, awesome food and drink Very accomodating for kids Very impressed - would come back

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Stopped here on first day of Otago Rail Trail - best coffee and scones and the porridge was so delicious. The display cabinets were the best I’ve seen. Compliments to the chefs

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

I just moved to the area and was looking for a new place to go for breakfast on my days off work, i saw the reviews and went here on my 3rd day in Alex. this place is always busy and that tells you everything...you need to know, its busy for a reason, the staff are great very efficient and on those 3 days they were under a lot of pressure over easter weekend as well , fantastic at getting the coffee and food out quickly. I cannot say enough good things about the staff and the food here really great if they need a chef im available saturdaysMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023 via mobile

Ww found the cafe very busy .We ordered 2 big breakfasts got 1 had to ask them where the other was ..offered apologies they had given it to someone else. It arrived 30minutes or more after I had nearly finished mine. We had other people...arrived and asked if they could sit at our table .Their orders were wrong no bacon on the eggs Benny and one of them got a big breakfast which they didn't order. There is room for improvement I would say. The menu needs to be simplified.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2022

Thanks ILE for a truly excellent eggs benny..huge serving with great coffee and quick service. you know its gotta be good if locals cram into it for their morning meetings Well done , will be back next time im in Alex

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 October 2022

This cafe is right on the trail and serves a great range of delicious food. Alexandra is a very pretty town to look around

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

The perfect rail trail stop. Amazing date scone and delicious coffee. Would return again and recommend.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2022 via mobile

Excellent food. Welcoming staff and great atmosphere. Open nice and early so we could get in out in good time. Amazing selection of food and the biggest sausage rolls I have ever seen!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 March 2022

We were just going to pop in for a coffee while staying in Alexandra before heading home to Queenstown but after watching others around us recieve the most delicious looking food while drinking our coffees, we just HAD to order. And I'm so glad we...did! The menu has a great selection (with fantastic names I must add), suiting a range of dietaries, alongside a cabinet that was stocked with some tasty looking options. Our group all ordered something different and it was all incredible. Staff were extremely helpful and lovely, despite the pressures of covid meaning staff shortages. Couldn't recommend this place more, whether it's a stop on the rail trail or how you start your day - a must eat in Alexandra!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022

The Eatery appears to be a very popular venue as when we arrived it was packed out which i guess is a good sign. We managed to secure a table though and generally enjoyed our food and drink. Certainly my milk shake was excellent though...my first experience of an Otago cheese roll left a lot to be desired!! I don't know whether that was because mine was a poor example of the snack or whether cheese rolls in general are over rated! My wifes drink and muffin were both very nice. As the eatery is literally right on the ORT i guess it will continue to do great business.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 19 February 2022 via mobile

This has become our favourite cafe! The food is consistently great and the service is always outstanding. We love the cabinet food and the menu food is always delicious. One of our group had the Eggs Benedict and thought it was the best he had...ever had.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 February 2022

Delicious food, great outdoor environment, so close to the rail trail. We loved the fresh, healthy food options.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2021

Disappointed in the service …. Not all staff but the rude one was particularly rude …. It’s called hospitality for a reason … you need to be hospitable… such a let down for mostly a good place … not sure if I would go back

Date of visit: December 2021
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