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60 Commercial St, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
(03) 525 9426
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Hanno155
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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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English first
Waikato Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Reno, NV
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Really nice cafe with tasty and healthful meal options. Loved the atmosphere! Great sandwiches, salads and gourmet pizzas by the slice!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a muffin and coffee. The muffin was great, the flat white coffee's were barely luke warm but would have been nice, we are guessing, if it was warmer or hot. Disappointing for a place with a great reputation.

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San Antonio, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I thought NZ $22 for breakfast, plus coffee at $4+, would be a bit much, but the Farmer's Breakfast here was worth every penny of it. Perfect, complete New Zealand version of a hearty English breakfast --- two poached eggs, good toast and manuka honey, sausage, tomato, potatoes, and mushrooms. I'd go back in a minute.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We always eat in here when in the Golden Bay area and have never been disappointed with what we ate! The only ever disappointment was that we were wrongly informed about breakfast being served on a public holiday and found it all closed up at the time we were told to arrive! I own both recipe books and frequently cook... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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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