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1149 Tatunakai Street, 3015, New Zealand
64-07-3439195
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Rotorua’s best café by serving the highest quality food,matching it with...
Rotorua’s best café by serving the highest quality food,matching it with our own designer brand of coffee and the finest NZ wines. We endeavour to personalize our serviceto help make every customer’s visit with us enjoyable and relaxing.”
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food if you ever get served

I have been to this cafe 3 times since it has been under new management. I was encouraged because the owner also has "Be Rude Not To" cafe and I was hoping this would be on a par. The 1st visit, my friend and I sat at a table for 10 minutes before we got up and left. No acknowledgement... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Carol B
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to this cafe 3 times since it has been under new management. I was encouraged because the owner also has "Be Rude Not To" cafe and I was hoping this would be on a par. The 1st visit, my friend and I sat at a table for 10 minutes before we got up and left. No acknowledgement... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great choice for those that want coffee and food with love put into it. I will be returning with friends in the near future

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Taupo, New Zealand
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We had an entertainment book voucher to use here so had breakfast this morning, excellent eggs benedict and just as good bacon & eggs, hot choc was very good and is served in a nice way. Happily recommend, no waiting for us even though there were others in the restaurant. They had run out of fruit herbal tea but no... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Arrived here looking for a nice cooked breakfast and had the most awful experience ever! Waited 10 minutes to be served, made our order.. sat there waiting.. 15 minutes passed... 30 minutes passed... still nothing.. didn't even receive my coffee. I had to go up to the counter and ask and the waiter didn't even put our order through! disgusting,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I totally go with imaguy27 on this one. We were Ignored and not seated when we went in and had to ask for a table. The waiter was very good and took our order and brought us water quickly but we then had to wait at least 30 mins for our meal. I was onto my 2nd cider by the... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Not sure if this is the exact same cafe as we had, as the decor was a lot different. However this is the only Relish in Rotorua! Very pleasant breaky here, girlfriend and I both had big breakfasts. Price was right, coffee was good and the young waiter was friendly and helpful. Would recommend highly for Breakfast!

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Sydney
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Worst dinner I had in NZ. Pizza was sloppy and gross, cheap cheese and home made base that was Terrible. Garlic bread was lathered in a garlic spread that felt like I was eating garlic by the clove and devoid of any butter (trendy but tastes horrible). I would seriously rate a pizza from bakers delight better and this coming... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stopped off here for coffee after dinner...just for coffee. I changed my mind and went for the hot chocolate...and it was EVER so good. My partner enjoyed their coffee and the service was friendly.

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rotorua
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Came to try under new ownership (it used to be a favourite), We had grab 1 vouchers, so we got a really great value meal.Husband and 20 year old son were impressed with the meal, tasty and filling.The chicken was yum,Small son loved his pizza. So glad the pizza oven is back in use,Service was great, we will be back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

good honest food in a nice setting. the muesli is quite special and the rest of the breakfast menu is attractive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1149 Tatunakai Street, 3015, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District
  • Phone Number: 64-07-3439195

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Steakhouse, Thai, Vegan

Description

Rotorua’s best café by serving the highest quality food,matching it with our own designer brand of coffee and the finest NZ wines. We endeavour to personalize our serviceto help make every customer’s visit with us enjoyable and relaxing.”

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