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Lime Caffeteria

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1096 Whakaue St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 350 2033
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7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
fav spot to watch the world go by

One of the best mocha frappes in the world, my mum always wants to return here when visiting us from the UK. I love their smoked salmon bagel and their slices are delish!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Eve W
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cafe is in a great location, very close to the lake front and with plenty of parking nearby. The service was friendly and efficient. We had coffee and shared a citrus tart, both delicious. We`ll be back soon for breakfast or branch.

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We happen to notice this restaurant whilst driving down to the Lake. Without checking it out on Tripadvisor we decided to there for breakfast the following morning. The food selection was great and the service outstanding. The breakfasts were "large" helpings and was definitely worth it. So much so, we decided to go back the following day to have breakfast... More 

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Thank Johann J
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wost service ever. At 1pm they were out of muffins and egg benedicts ALREADY. So we ordered caesar salad without anchovies and egg and bacon. Then after 20mins they give us caesar salad without anchovies but dressing blended of anchovies........... then i asked for another dressing, balsamic with oil then they give me ONLY balsamic vinegar..... Seriously? Also i had... More 

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pennsylvania
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful waiter. Ate outside and had a hard time deciding what to eat. Had the special which was a salmon and potato cake with salad. Husband had smoked chicken salad which was great too. Definitely an inspot to eat and relax. Not touristy. Close to the waterfront just past the gardens

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Thank realtoreaston
Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is charming but certainly no one expects such amazing food. We had tasteful ceaser salad with crispy chicken and smoked bacon and a divine salmon with mango and caramelized almonds. The staff is fantastic.

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Thank joaotmatos
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 15 mins to get a menu, waitress took so long to serve that counter had run out of item I wanted, 25 mins to get a cup of coffee? Unhappy customers all around my table - avoid.

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Thank Lisa W
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best mocha frappes in the world, my mum always wants to return here when visiting us from the UK. I love their smoked salmon bagel and their slices are delish!

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1 Thank Eve W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 recently had the pleasure of having lunch at this great café. The service was excellent, the food was divine and overall it was a fantastic meal. Highly recommended :0)

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummy custard slice with passion fruit icing as well as savoury scone with bacon. Friendly staff great coffees nice and clean.Recommended

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Thank Denise M
poole
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191 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this excellent cafe at 9am on a Saturday morning. It was already half full and now I know why. The food was excellent and efficiently served. Our young waiter was hilarious. My wife's bagel and smoke salmon was excellent and my bacon and fried eggs was the best I have tasted in our two weeks in New Zealand.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1096 Whakaue St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: (07) 350 2033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?