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Up the Garden Path

473 High St., Motueka, New Zealand
03 528 9588
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Ranked #2 of 16 restaurants in Motueka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $24
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Mediterranean, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Originally a private residence, The home that would become Up the Garden Pathwas built around 1910 by Cecil and Mina Talbot.In 2004 the property assumed its current formwith the addition of the main hall, gallery andcommercial kitchen. First known as an art venue,Up the Garden Path soon earned a reputationfor outstanding dining, coffee and service whileremaining true to its roots in the art world.Today the café-gallery supports many localartists and provides a welcoming havenfor residents and visitors alike.Thank you for joining us.
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Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Dine casually, surrounded by a pleasant garden, beautiful art, nice outdoor dining with clear cover on veranda to protect from rain or wind, excellent staff, and yummy chef! Handmade pasta and Thai beef salad were so tasty we didn't want to leave!

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Jackpot, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stopped in to have breakfast and I have to say... the eggs benedict was over the top in both quality and presentation. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was both relaxed and a sensory feast. There is bright and colorful artwork everywhere and you can also dine in the gallery as well as outside. There is even a... More

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Motueka, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Nice food with nice comfy relaxing garden. Too bad menu changes everyday, its a return visit but cant find my previous order of Panini in the menu. Ended up trying something new which is Yummy as well.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Had a lovely latte before my skydive, survived and came back for lunch! The chocolate brownie is the best I've ever had!!

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Canton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed with really good service and food. The outside seating is lovely but also recommend at least a visit inside to see the art gallery. We enjoyed lunch with a nice bottle of wine on a busy Sunday and were still well attended by the staff and not made to feel rushed. I would... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Walk into this café and you feel you're in a beautiful tropical garden. The food and service were incredible as well.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great outdoor and indoor atmosphere. Lovely art gallery too. The lunch we had was yummy and reasonably priced. Great customer service too.

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New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

The name of this cafe says it all, it is like going through a secret door with Alice! Great atmosphere, very peaceful and delicious food, popular with locals as well as tourists.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Really lovely cafe in gorgeous garden surroundings, and an art gallery. Breakfast was divine. Eggs Benny with Bacon and sweet Roasted tomatoes were superb, as was the avo & feta smash with poached eggs and a side of bacon. One of the nicest cafe breakfasts we've had in a long time. Would absolutely recommend to others and will return again.

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Wow- this place is a little bit "out of the way" (ok, only really about 2 minutes from the town centre) but boy was it worth it. Our breakfasts were creative and flavour packed; the coffees were sensational, and the setting & art works on sale were first rate...so much so that our breakfast bill grew substantially due to a... More

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