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Up the Garden Path

473 High St., Motueka, New Zealand
03 528 9588
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Ranked #2 of 18 restaurants in Motueka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Motueka, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had lunch at Up the Garden Path on Friday. I am a local but had never made the effort to go before. What a mistake! I am going to become a regular now! Lovely setting and very clean & tidy. Well set out dining area, we sat outside. The service was top notch and the food was delicious. I ordered... More

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a delightful cafe with seating in the garden, on the deck and indoors too. They are dog friendly and have a terrific kids play area (newly built). The food is delicious and the Carrot Cake is especially good. Tables are not squished close together like so many other places and the staff and nice and friendly.

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Motueka, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Get away from the traffic on Motuka;s High Street and relax in this lovely garden setting. Service can be a bit slow during a busy lunchtime so leave time. Short but tasty menu.

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Rotorua
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous food and the presentation of it was very good. Friendly and helpful staff too. The lime tarte was superb as was the quiche and salad that my husband had. I had the deliciuos avocado quesadilla. We're on a bit of a foodie's trip and this was a great find. Well done guys.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I think we arrived here just as they were finishing lunch, which perhaps explains why they weren't particularly hospitable. The food was fairly average. I'd come here for a drink and a browse in the future, but not for food.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a quaint restaurant very well set out with inside and outside dining. There is a fabulous out door play area for children and the garden is well fenced allowing for privacy if you were to have a private function. The food and coffee are very well presented and the prices are average, although in my opinion a little... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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