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101 Victoria Street, Dargaville, New Zealand
09 439 6300
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee

This is the 3rd time we have been to BBB cafe while en-route North and passing by Dargaville. This most recent time was on a Sunday, just after 3pm and Dargaville was very "dead", but the cafe was open, but was soon to close. Understandably there wasn't much of a choice to eat from the cabinet, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
muriwaidonna
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Auckland
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Dargaville, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in for a coffee and a muffin with my family, coffee was bitter and the muffin was dry. Was not impressed. Did not like the dark atmosphere, fortunately the servers were lovely.

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Thank pupbrownie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here before but something has changed and I suspect its the chef! We ordered lunch ; nothing fancey and had to wait over 45 mins for a pannini. All our meals were bought at different times and then were cold. The place was empty and we could see the chef in the kitchen more interested talking to other... More 

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Thank cameronclan4
Mark W, Owner at Blah Blah Blah Cafe, responded to this review

I am very sorry you did not have a good experience at our cafe. You would not have been charged for waiting that long if you had said something at the time. In my 19 years here, many chefs have been employed (some better than others), it is the nature of the industry. We strive to see our customers leave... More 

Snells Beach, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little treasure in Dargaville. Had chicken Thai salad with millions of macadamias, delish. Husband had pull pork and kumara pizza. Yum.

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Thank KiWiTK
Auckland
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115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the 3rd time we have been to BBB cafe while en-route North and passing by Dargaville. This most recent time was on a Sunday, just after 3pm and Dargaville was very "dead", but the cafe was open, but was soon to close. Understandably there wasn't much of a choice to eat from the cabinet, but the coffee was... More 

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Thank muriwaidonna
New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only cafe I visited on my way through Dargaville was pretty average but probably quite good by small town standards. My companion and I both ordered flat whites with our lunch. They didn't serve the coffee until after our food had arrived about 25 mins after we ordered which was quite slow considering it wasn't really busy. I ordered... More 

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Thank stefflamb
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, took a while to come out. But service was lacking (not friendly) don't think I'd go back there.

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Thank Julius C
Paris, France
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215 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My title says it all- good cappuccino but we have found the best cappuccinos in NZ and we live in Paris! We had a spinach bacon muffin which was dry but interesting flavor profile. Nice spot though- could have wifi for guests to win extra points.

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1 Thank VagabondLane
Mark W, Owner at Blah Blah Blah Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Yes, we do have free wifi for customers. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for an evening meal and this was the cafe was the only place we could find that was not a pub or a takeaway. The ambiance was relaxed and low key, staff were friendly and there was an excellent choice. The food was good quality, flavorsome, and meal sizes are generous. There was a good choice of... More 

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Thank 405Sally
Mt Mangannui
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The cafe was really busy hence why we thought it would be a good place to have lunch. Walked in but wasn't greeted so was just grabbed a table. Went to find the toilet and was very awkward as it was in the courtyard out the back. But we ended up going outside which was a nice set up with... More 

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Thank Dee1610
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

First up, we have been to BBB on and off for a few years when staying in or passing through Dargavegas. Usually its an OK cafe, judging it by the standard of,as many reviewers on this site have noted, there's Not Much Choice in Dargavegas. Fair call though, the service is usually acceptable and they do a reasonable breakfast and... More 

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  • Address: 101 Victoria Street, Dargaville, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Dargaville
  • Phone Number: 09 439 6300

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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