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All 12 Takaka Restaurants

Whole Meal Cafe

60 Commercial St, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
(03) 525 9426
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Ranked #5 of 12 Restaurants in Takaka
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Visited Takaka 3 times in the last 6 years and this cafe has never disappointed us. Meals eaten there in our last visit steak with kumara purée, Salmon with Kumara purée, Eggs Benedict with Salmon and the big breakfast. Nice set up, friendly atmosphere in a superb little town.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Sitting in the cafe now. 45 minutes to bring out basic lunch order. Food cold and tasteless. Sullen unhelpful staff. When we asked for reheating of food, lots of huffing and plate banging. We then had to collect reheated food. Oh, the restaurant is almost empty so staff not under pressure. When food originally brought to table, no knives and... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Efficient service and lovely food on a busy night. Generous portions and pleasant service. There were seven of us and we all enjoyed our different dishes. Menu was concise but offered good variety. No real dessert options, just sweets left over from the day, but fine with us as we were full anyway. No children's menu but were happy to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Have been going here for years each time in Takaka. Coffee and food both great. Friendly staff and great atmosphere

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Auckland
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I like this place as it is always consistently good- the food and service is perfect for a place like Takaka where there are often a lot of travellers

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Nelson, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We always come here when visiting Golden Bay. I really like the service, food and atmosphere. They have they best children's indoor play area in town and this is a big help when you are trying to enjoy a coffee and a meal. Great variety of food from the cabinet and the blackboard is sure to cater for most nutritional... More 

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Marlborough
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Whenever we are in Takaka we make several visits to the Wholemeal cafe, which is a converted cinema. It is always very busy which is testament to its popularity. We love the ambience & the menu is very extensive which sometimes make it difficult to choose. We love their fruit muffins & great coffee. Planning to have breakfast there before... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We frequent the whole meal cafe when making the trip to Golden Bay from Nelson. It's a must stop even if just for a coffee and muffin. The last time I reviewed was about 2012 so thought I would post an update. We've probably been here 5 or some times since then. Atmosphere is fantastic, great surroundings and last couple... More 

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Lovely, healthy wholesome food. Creative salads, amazing home made pies and gorgeous pizza makes it very difficult to choose what to have.....

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

A previous cinema turned a delicious restaurant, with kind service at any time of the day. Good food, varied in influences, and reasonably priced with a cheerful service under high ceilings.

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Additional Information about Whole Meal Cafe

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

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