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“Simply sensational Croquettes”

The Clareville Bakery
Ranked #1 of 2 Quick Bites in Carterton
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

We stop off here all the time for the simple reason as it’s one of the best cafes in the Lower North Island (prob NZ).
My favourite dish is the beef croquettes. Reminds me of bitteballen that you get inn Amsterdam. It’s served here in fresh pillow soft ciabatta with rocket and it’s simply amazing. Can’t resist a cronut on the side. Coffee is great and I struggle to find anything on the menu that I wouldn’t eat. If you don’t try this cafe when passing you’re simply missing a trick.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

Read about this place on Stuff and am so happy to have visited. It was super busy and we made it just in time to get the last two caramel cronuts. They are superb! We also recommend the reuben sammies. Coffee is Flight coffee, so can't go wrong there. Will go back any time we are in the area.

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank Mimoso1
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Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

Best bakery in the area. Cronuts are delightful. And the croissants. Difficult to find such good baked goods. Absolutely amazing

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank coco21NZ
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Reviewed 21 June 2021

Wow what delicious food! This is a great place, we were sitting out on the lawn in the sun in beautiful surroundings eating the most amazing cakes! A great menu to choose from in a brilliant setting. The staff are great! We will be stopping by again soon!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Thank KiwiTraveller710
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Reviewed 3 June 2021 via mobile

We are a group of ex high school friends who meet monthly at a different destination monthly
This month the Clareville Bakery was chosen. There are 6 of us ( sometimes 8) so we tried to book a table in the annex area as we are a bit noisy when all together. But we were unable to book. We turned up early for a coffee first to ensure we could get the right area. The large table just has bench seats which are not so comfortable when seated for a long time. We asked if we could join 2 smaller tables together with the more comfy dining chairs but this request was denied
The food was good but sadly the lamb and kumera pie is no longer available. Been replaced with chicken.
I had the Eggs Benedict which I have enjoyed before. This time it was served on a very thin piece of toasted bread which was hard to cut as so thin and crunchy. It meant that there was leftover egg and nothing to mop it up with.
The waitress was quite indifferent and didn’t clear away our used dishes. Then she informed us at 2.10 that the place was closed. Again in not a friendly kind manner at all. The staff at the counter were very friendly and helpful. Overall, we felt our dining experience could have been better.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank AmandaKIndia
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