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“Top grade”
Review of Riverside Cafe

Riverside Cafe
Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Motueka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$24
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Winner of Wild Tomato magazine's best regional rural restaurant 2010 and recommended by both North and South and Cuisine magazines, Riverside Cafe is an integral part of the historic Riverside Community (est.1941). We serve fantastic fair-trade coffee, and a delicious selection of home made cakes, slices and our amazing brioche, with gluten free options always on offer. Our seasonal menu includes local produce,free range meats and eggs, plus superb wines from the plethora of vineyards in the Moutere area. You can dine al fresco in our lovely garden or on our sheltered deck area, or grab a table inside the historic cafe (built 1860) and be inspired by the local art which adorns the walls! A unique and wonderful cafe, offering a very warm welcome. We are open 7 days a week from 8.30 To 4pm, plus open for dinner on Friday evenings. Bookings are recommended!
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

No pretensions just great food. Our seafood chowder was thick with lots of different seafood and the muffin was better than any others we have had.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank upperhutt
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Everytime we visit or take our friends and visitors to the Riverside Cafe the food neverfails to impress every single time.
How often can you say that?
The best ever Seafood Chowder, fish cakes to die for all made with love.
Fresh tasting we cannot rate the Riverside Cafe, the owners and their staff enough.
A must go to place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank llister64
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

My wife and I visit here regularly ,The food is always of top quality and the service is friendly and prompt.
We always take visitors and our favourites are the Fish Cakes and the best Seafood Chowder I have ever tasted

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

This place wonderful if you have children! So much for them to do to keep occupied and you can actually relax while you wait for your food (which isn’t actually too long at all).
The food was spectacular, definitely in my top 5 favourite cafes of all time. Friendly attentive staff, great coffee.
If we’re in the region again this will be on the top of our list to visit again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shellsberight
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Went yesterday Sunday 23 and were blown away by the great lunch 4 of us had. The cafe is so friendly and staff so helpful and fun. Plenty of places to sit inside or out. The guys had the steak sandwich which even one who doesn't normally eat greens ate everything...they said the meal was one of the best...big piece of sirloin steak on ciabatta with salad which had a tasty vinaigrette and for the ladies the fish cakes are to die for. Once again it was the flavours all combining and with the fennel in the salad just gave it an extra kick. Carrot cake....wow light and yummy. The. Cream is the best just like the "old days" proper tasting cream. This will definitely become a place to go to when next visiting this fabulous Area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank whit402
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