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“Breakfast was delicious!!”
Review of Federal Diner

Federal Diner
Ranked #9 of 94 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $7 - $101
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Restaurant in Central Wanaka. A Locals favorite. Open 7am daily. Evening dining Tuesday to Saturday.
Reviewed 23 February 2024

Great restaurant! Staff are friendly and do nice to accommodate. We got a table right away! And breakfast was hot and delicious! Thanks!

Date of visit: January 2024
Thank Bryan S
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

This brilliant cafe was found by my wife. Slightly off the beaten track in the heart of Wanaka, the breakfast was absolutely superb. Fortunately, one table inside; it was absolutely rammed as it’s immensely popular.

My wife enjoyed the fabulous kedgeree whilst I opted for the more conventional eggs and bacon. Eggs cooked perfectly, which is always a trial for most restaurants and plates arrived with hot food, again marginally unusual! They also managed to serve my Americano with my meal which I requested, but most overlook this time delay after ordering.

In summary, an extremely awesome cafe; I cannot rate it any higher. Part of me wished we had stayed in Wanaka a 2nd night, just to return for breakfast again!!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Thank V7571LQmichaelr
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

"The Monk" Eggs Benedict was small and on very very thin bread. Hollandaise was lacking seasoning and poached eggs were over done so not runny at all.
The "Hawea Flat" was kinda half done, very scarce piece of halloumi, polenta cake was not fully cooked. For Wanaka, you expect quantity and quality for money which wasn't the case, especially for your locals.
Staff were very friendly.

Date of visit: December 2023
Thank FarAway54544684141
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Went for an early breakfast our first morning in Wanaka. Nice vibe, casual atmosphere. The scone was a true, buttery scone (though I don’t think the date one was anything special). Egg breakfasts were also good.

Date of visit: December 2023
Thank sarahewill
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Found this wonderful little cafe with wonderful food service and atmosphere
We had breakfast and coffee very happy with everything

Date of visit: August 2023
Thank suecAiken
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