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“Weird, Wonderful & expensive”
Review of The Bafe - CLOSED

The Bafe
Description: All goods baked fresh on site daily. Delicious cream donuts, home-made pies and wholesome sandwiches made with our own fresh breads.
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Description: All goods baked fresh on site daily. Delicious cream donuts, home-made pies and wholesome sandwiches made with our own fresh breads.
Reviewed 4 November 2021

The owners are weird and seem to enjoy being less than polite.
The doughnuts are indeed wonderful.
However, they are somewhat expensive.
First time I have come across a ban on consuming your purchases on the premises due to Level 2 restrictions - thus underscoring my 'weird' comment above.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Thank W8311FXraymondk
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

I'm shocked at how rude the owners are. Any question was snapped at, I felt uncomfortable asking anything about the food on offer. There wasn't an ounce of friendliness which is unusual for this area. They have a massive chip on their shoulders. The food wasn't even as great as the other reviews had mentioned which makes me wonder if the reviews are legit. And the options are extremely limited. Please don't go here.

Date of visit: May 2021
2  Thank Wilsons562
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Reviewed 29 April 2021

Wow!! Still drooling over these amazing donuts and muffins. Real lovely owners- how NZ used to be. Friendly and efficient barista with his holiday shirt on, and all homemade goodies. Loved it, a must stop on the way to Queenstown, or anywhere!!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Thank Esteem415
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Reviewed 22 October 2020

We came across The Bafe when travelling through Lumsden; we had heard about the famous famous doughnuts on the grapevine and they were the best! The other bread based goodies were pretty awesome too!.
The doughnut - wither raspberry, passionfruit, caramel-chocolate, when we called in are the genuine thing- with yeast and a crisp skin without being greasy.
The best kept secret ( watching the passing business trade call in for what they know is really good food and buying several and to take home)

Date of visit: October 2020
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Thank Murray F
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Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

We stopped here to pick up a sandwich and saw the doughnuts oh WOW they are the BEST doughnuts we have ever eaten. They are crunchy on the outside and taste yeasty and yummy on the inside all filled with fresh cream and a delicious dollop of raspberry ...truly unbelievable! We have deviated twice now to especially go to this bakery.

Date of visit: September 2020
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