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“Very disappointed” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Nichols Garden Cafe

Nichols Garden Cafe
11 Iles St, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 25 Restaurants in Cromwell
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: A cafe that is set inside nichols garden center
Dunedin
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Was really looking forward to eggs benedict with the family, we ordered 3 with bacon all the eggs were over cooked and one looked like it had been scrambled and the misreable dribble of hollindase sauce was pathetic. One of the orders had asked for extra hollindase was charged two dollars for about a tablespoon!
To top it off two portions of chips ordered never arrived and a refund was requested.
Disappointing and overpriced.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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AlannLou, Owner at Nichols Garden Cafe, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Looks like we under performed on this day. Take on your comments and descriptive words.

We only hope that you can see through the not the best experience and give us another visit!!

Take care

Alan
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Fantastic food. So good i went two days in a row! freshist, crispiest salad..to die for and the most divine lemon curd cakes with cream cheese icing. Friendly staff and smooth running origanisation. 1000 thankyous and i will spread the word1

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AlannLou, Owner at Nichols Garden Cafe, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Hoooorrrraaaayyyyyy.......a happy customer! this is what we crave for...

Thanks

Alan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Meet friend for a coffee here. Fast efficient service lovely food and nice relaxed atmosphere. And to top of great gift store and garden centre.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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“Where's the hollandaise?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

What i love about eggs benedict is the sauce so it makes me sad when there's just a mere dribble on the plate. That just makes it a very expensive bacon and eggs.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Wow - best coffee in Cromwell”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This unique cafe is a must for every travelelr passing through Cromwell. The food is fun and delicious. Coffee, chocolate and cold drinks are the best you will ever taste. After reading the newspaper (provided) and sipping your drinks you can then explore the amazing Garden centre - a gem of a place.

Visited November 2012
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