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“Lunch after Caves with Spellbound” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Waitomo General Store

Waitomo General Store
15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8613
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, Coffee Shop, Diner, New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Although called the 'general store', a name that harks back to the days when the buildings owners opened it as a store in 1910 ( the same family still owns the building) in fact it is a licensed cafe specialising in tasty good quality food at a sensible price.
York, Yorkshire, England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lunch after Caves with Spellbound”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Handy after trip. We all ate and the food was good. However, the toilets were dirty and had obviously not been checked on a regular basis. - Needed Attention. Seems a popular place.

Visited February 2013
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South Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“More than you'd expect!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Evening meal is a simple two choices of BBQ meat with salad. Simple food well cooked. Coffee is great. Try the Boston latte (coffee, honey & cinnamon). Ambiance is homely. One of the staff playing classical on the open access piano. Sofas to chill on.
Lunch and breakfast menus looked good.

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Brisbane
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

fantastic gourmet hamburgers - and just about everything else you need. The piano gets some action in between cooking and serving!

Visited January 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Yummy ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We made a quick stop there for ice cream that was delicious. They had a nice patio where you could sit and admire the view. They had a large menu and lots of supplies for people who were camping.

Visited November 2012
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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

After the Spellbound Waimoto Cave tour, we were very hungry. The bed and breakfast we were staying at suggested we try the BBQ at the store next door for a quick dinner. We could order steak cooked to our liking and 3 choices of their freshly made salads to make a beautiful plate! Also could select from some of the local beers! Top that off with a moist chocolate walnut brownie and a cup of coffee.

Visited January 2013
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