We have taken to stopping off at the Geraldine Orchard Farmshop & Cafe whenever heading south from Christchurch because of great service, good coffee and quality food.Last week end was the same - stop over for a great coffee and a yummy hot cheese scone straight out of the oven - all delivered with great service.
Returning the next day and what a difference a day can make. A different crew on this time, order placed for just coffees, the staff were more focused arguing with each other than making a coffee, two of them got involved in making it.
When we received them you could tell one cup was full the other half empty. One of them tasted like hot water with a bit of coffee flavoring - an insult to even call it a coffee. Ended up being tipped out.
Will not let this one off instance change my thoughts of this establishment. A pity that two staff can ruin in matter of minutes the great experience we have come to expect from this cafe.