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Whole Meal Cafe

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

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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
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This is a good place for a coffee and a curry or a coffee and a snack. Love the atmosphere and friends abound even is you don't already know them!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a good place for a coffee and a curry or a coffee and a snack. Love the atmosphere and friends abound even is you don't already know them!!

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Cheerful fun local place with amazing food. Home-made pulled-beef ravioli was unexpected in a small town very much off season, but thoroughly enjoyed, as was my wife's simple but fresh local salmon.

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Golden Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As you walk to the café doors you have the wall of notices of everything that's happening in Golden Bay. From Jobs, to woofing , yoga, to campervans. You can read the wall for half n hour. The Café inside has great food and ambience. Big old picture theater. Big big café with upstairs downstairs and outside. Its a must... More 

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Takaka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We eat here weekly after volunteering. Good food good service . Good variety of food hot and cold and nice meals

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Nelson
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Delicious evening meals (available Thurs-Sat), off a seasonal menu, cooked to perfection. Excellent value for money. One of the tastiest meals that I've ever had was the grilled chicken breast with fresh gnocchi off their spring menu. Have also had their summer version of gnocchi with fresh roasted tomato sauce, parmesan & rocket, autumn gnocchi with blue cheese & mushroom,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lunch here was an unexpected highlight of our trip to Golden Bay. Generous and well cooked and presented fish main served without delay in a busy restaurant. We loved the atmosphere of the recycled theatre with it's billboards and photos of stars that younger diners would only recognise from vintage movies.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Best coffee in Takaka. Very good range of home made style cakes and sandwiches too. Great atmosphere and setting.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Have had breakfast here several times (Eggs Anatoki is simply divine), as well as several snacks and it just does not disappoint. Hearty portions and great value for money. Quirky surroundings and always enough seating for everyone. Beautiful Golden Bay institution.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We didn't really have a choice but to return here a few times on our holiday as the kids loved the cafe's vive with old movie posters and the food was healthy and delicious including roast veggies, vege quiche and a decent kiwi breakfast. The service was relaxed and friends, typical of Takaka!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The walls were vibrant and decorated with old movie posters. We had veggie quiche, a berry smoothie, and a roasted root vegetable salad. All were delicious, fresh and healthy. There is plenty of seating. This is a great place to bring kids as there is even a little play area.

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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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