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“Slow Service, Average Food, Zero Class” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Driftwood Cafe

Driftwood Cafe
111 Revell Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+ 64 3 756 9058
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Ranked #13 of 16 Restaurants in Hokitika
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Pizza, Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Slow Service, Average Food, Zero Class”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

After Looking around the some cafe's in Hokitika we decided on the Driftwood Cafe. The staff didn't appear to know who had ordered what at which tables. Once our Food was bought out it was on a combinationof plastic plates, polystyrene containers and brown paper bags. Not to mention the plastic cutlery we had to get ourselves. Two of the people in our group recieved the wrong coffee order and the food was acceptable at best, but from such a small menu selection They should be able to master the options availabe. Felt more Like we were a childrens party than a cafe. Overall Not very impressed.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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BeachfrontHotelHoki, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Cafe, responded to this review, March 14, 2011
Thank you for your comments regarding the Driftwood Café, any feedback is greatly appreciated. The cafe would like to clarify that the reviewer's visit occurred during a very unique weekend event in Hokitika, the Wildfoods Festival. During this festival 18,000 people visit the 3500 resident town of Hokitika.

Our staff strive to provide a high level of service during the Wildfoods Festival but we appreciate that the massive influx of diners sometimes leads to mistakes. We apologise for any incovenience experienced. It is also only during Wildfoods weekend that we use takeaway containers for all meals and limit our menu choices. At all other times, a range of food (see our website for the current menu) and standard dishes and cutlery are used.
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