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“seeing is believing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Cafe

El Cafe
2 shop 2 kings RD, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+(64)9 402 7637
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Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Latin, South American, Central American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“seeing is believing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

we went here based on trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed.
two guys run the place and they are ultra friendly as only two people service is not super fast but when on holiday who cares.
we had scrambled eggs one day best eggs ever and homemade bread to die for
went back for lunch and the el cafe burrito was awesome and the milkshake mmmmm
def recommend

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Standing room only”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We went to check out El Cafe for lunch because it was so highly rated here. The menu looked interesting, but there were only two tables in this very small establishment, and the larger table was completely occupied by one backpacker and all of his assorted electronic gizmos. There was also no outside seating. Unless you are running a takeaway out of a caravan, it might be advisable to provide your guests with a place to sit. We left unimpressed.

Visited February 2014
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Perfection.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

No wonder this place has shot up to number one position. It's amazing. Best value in town and delicious. Great coffee, free wifi, lovely tasteful design inside. Comfortable and airy and great. All fresh ingredients and prepared fresh to order. Fabulous!!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent!! YOU SO HAVE TO GO HERE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Another Tripadvisor jaunt and I'm going to have to go here every time I'm in Paihia. The coffee is outstanding and I had the Breakfast Burrito (changed the filling from bacon to chorizo) plus being the little piggy I also had the Rancheros. OUTSTANDING! Love the place, the feel and the food. You won't be disappointed!

Visited February 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Coffee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great service and great coffee! I went based on the reviews on trip advisor and wasn't disappointed. I had a long macchiato and the form amount was perfect.

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