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Cafe, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 December 2022 via mobile

Great friendly service but quite possibly the worst coffee I’ve ever had! I ended up tipping it in the drain and bought another one at Omakau!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

Alexandra is spoilt with so many fabulous cafes but Sidewalk makes the best coffee in town and has the best cheese scones! The staff are always welcoming and friendly. A tip though - they serve single shot coffees so if you prefer a strong brew...ask for an extra shot.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Sitting on the side walk, on a sunny day, under the umbrellas, drinking delicious coffee, eating scrumptious (the Very Best in town) Muesli slice is a very highly recommended must do in our loverly wee town :)

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2020

A cute little cafe on the main street. The menu offers a lot of sandwiches, salads and baked goods - all the traditional New Zealand favorites and then some, allowing for some healthier choices too. We have been here twice now. First time just for...coffee which was great and second time for lunch which was also great. A good indoor space but sitting outside, you are on the sidwalk and it is fun to watch the street scene. Also one of the few internet cafes in Alex. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 September 2019

Friendly staff...makes you feel welcome immediately..warm atmosphere ..and the coffee was tops.!! Had a great Toasted cheese ham and tomato sandwich.! Although not on the menu...they made it too perfection. For sure my stop over in Alexandra.!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 22 May 2019

Sadly my favourite has been changed by new owners .The new seating arrangement is very tight , not impressed with continually having the chair behind me shoved in my back .Neithet table can get in or out without the other making way .Wheres the sofa...?? I had lemon meringue pie , or was it cheesecake?? LM pie is a pie it has a pastry base not the horrible hard biscuit base this one had .Very dificult to get the spoon into .. There is also very loud thumping music playing.Very hard to hold a conversation and enjoy your visit .Sadly it will be my last . The young girls in very skimpy shorts look out of place serving food .More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 May 2019

I needed a good coffee on the first day riding the Central Otago Rail Trail, and I found it at this gem of a cafe in Alexandra. Not only was the coffee good, but they had a magnificent pineapple lump slice. Life rarely gets better!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

Stopped here for brunch......totally awesome.....had the omlette and would recommend it to anyone stopping by... Will be back here again next time I am in Alexandra....highly recommended

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 10 March 2019 via mobile

Just dropped in for a coffee on my way home and ended up with cake as well!! Oh dear, but couldn’t resist, wonderful food and coffee is how you like it. 👍🏼

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

Stopped in here for a coffee and some food on the way through to Dunedin. Nice little cafe. Good coffee. Nice food. Good place to stop and rest up!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

Great hub of activity at the Side Walk Cafe. Good selection of Cafe food and the variety of hot and colds drinks was solid. Friendly staff round off a very good local business.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped off at Side Walk Cafe to break up the drive from QT to Dunedin. Great coffee and hot chocolate, and really friendly staff.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

We were hungry so chose the cafe as there was parking outside. We were pleased to find there was a good choice of cabinet food and the menu was good as well. Coffee was hot and just right. Sat in the sun outside and watched...the world go past.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The sidewalk cafe was recommended by our B&B hosts as having the best coffee in town. They were right, my long black was made perfectly to my fussy standards. I had a ginger and pear muffin which was super fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for some breakfast on a Sunday morning. My eggs bene was OK but not great while my wife had the French toast which was pretty good (the cinnamon toast smelled great!). However the coffee was mediocre. Overall we wouldn’t return as...the food and service is lacklustre. We’d suggest the Court House down the road as a better option (unfortunately closed on Sundays).More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Side Walk Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5