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60 Commercial St, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
(03) 525 9426
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great!!

Great coffee Great nachos Great atmosphere!! Came here on a rainy day. Was just what we needed. Great food. Great for kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Gordon M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great coffee Great nachos Great atmosphere!! Came here on a rainy day. Was just what we needed. Great food. Great for kids.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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159 reviews 159 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Arrived into " town" asked a lady where to get coffee. She recommended Wholemeal, said best coffee in town. Yes she was right it was good coffee plus large cup for a very reasonable price.The choice of food was different from the usual displays.Some very large portions.The restaurant is a most unusual and a real eye opener as you enter.Very... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Best ever salmon steak I have ever eaten! (local Anatoki salmon). Great staff, excellent service, and the food is spectacular.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stopped here each morning in Takaka for excellent coffee that we took out on our drives to various adventures. One night we had dinner here. Great service from a knowledgeable and friendly waitress, and a tasty dinner from an interesting, varied menu.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had breakfast here and after a week of healthy decided to have the full cooked breakfast. Yum - tasty spicy sausages, crisp bacon, and perfectly done eggs. And the coffee was one of the best Americanos we have had. Awesome premises with a relaxing but energizing vibe.

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Takaka, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Beautifully balanced meal of grilled chicken breast with locally sourced ratatouille vegetables. Best jazz singing I've heard in a while too.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Good atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food, very reasonable prices. Unfortunately only had time for coffee and snack but the salads looked delicious and we look forward to coming back in May when we will be in the area again

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I guess the longest running and historically most iconic café / restaurant / bar in Takaka. Consistently the same good food and drinks in a great atmosphere.

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

In the small community of Takaka we found this lovely cafe on the main street. It is in the old theatre and has great food in a relaxed atmosphere. The chicken korma is out of his world, and the pancake breakfast is very good. Coffee is expertly made, and WiFi is offered for one hour. The ambiance is very nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a great cafe. The best in the area, nothing to touch it for dat in day out service,quality and atmosphere. If your in Takaka and your hungry whether vegan veggie or steaker this IS the place. End of.......

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  • Address: 60 Commercial St, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Takaka
  • Phone Number: (03) 525 9426

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