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Mustard Seed Cafe

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Sandwiches, International, New Zealand
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91 Ohuanga Rd, Turangi, New Zealand
+64 (0)73 867-377
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Warm and friendly

Just around the corner from our unit, we ate here several times, and tried all their homemade soups. Charming waitress, lots of nice cabinet food cooked on the premises.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Makaroni
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stopped at your cafe on Saturday morning after having travelled across the Desert Road where it was only 2 degrees. What a welcome - the fire had just been lit, the coffee machine ready to go and the most amazing cheese scones waiting to tempt us. Don't change the recipe - we will be back. Mike and Lynn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Called in on way to Palmy Nth from a sad time at family funeral in Hamilton. Quaint, understated, casual and warm. Open fire & good food, great coffee at $3.90! Just what we needed to get us back home to a "new normal". Will definitely be back!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Just around the corner from our unit, we ate here several times, and tried all their homemade soups. Charming waitress, lots of nice cabinet food cooked on the premises.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

this beautiful café has wonderful coffee and a great selection of delicious homemade food both in the counter and from a menu. Friendly helpful staff.

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Waitakere
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We found the Mustard Seed Cafe by mistake, having decided against the Cafe/Bakehouse as one of my friends is on Weightwatchers, and drove round the back looking for the public conveniences, which are almost next door. Easy parking and we were delighted to see the lovely rose garden, with a table free, having been in the car for several hours.... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is such a nice spot. I was trilled to find G.F. food as I often have trouble. The service was slow but we sat in their beautiful rose garden and enjoyed a glass of wine while we waited. I would go back here anytime.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Coffee is way over price $5.80 for a long black. Food in cabnit looked like yesterday's food and to top it off coffee was to hot to drink which ment coffee was burnt, staff not to friendly and found it hard to smile!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I had a coffee here while waiting in Turangi. It was a cool day but the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The coffee we had was good and the service was of a high standard. The cafe is located next to clean conveniences sync their is heaps of parking

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Stopped in with dad and sister on the way to taupo. They were treated quite rudely presumely because I was the only one to order food. My meal (french toast) took ages to get to me, was poorly presented and wasn't that nice for how long it took. Other customers behind me even got their meals before me! The guy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My fiance and I love Turangi so much (we're getting married there this year!) that we go up as often as we can for weekends away from Wellington. Coming from the US, it took me a bit to let go of my morning coffee and embrace the Kiwi "flat white" and luckily for me, the Mustard Seed has a yummy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 91 Ohuanga Rd, Turangi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 (0)73 867-377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, International, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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