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“Nice surroundings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Verde Cafe Deli

Verde Cafe Deli
45c Talbot Street, Geraldine, New Zealand
036939616
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Geraldine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Timaru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Nice atmosphere and service, and pleasant outdoor areas with well planned and set out garden including a play area.

Visited February 2014
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Houston, Texas
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328 reviews 328 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 117 cities Reviews in 117 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“A nice lunch stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

There are not a lot of choices...

This was an inexpensive lunch stop - mainly "healthy" - sandwiches and soups.

A bit hard to find - set back from the main street.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Good find for food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Read some reviews on this place and thought it would be a good place to stop over for lunch. We were on the way from Lake Tekapo back to Christchurch so Geraldine was like a transit station for us for a toilet break and rest point.

It started to drizzle as we entered into Geraldine. The location on the GPS showed us that we were in the right spot but we still couldn’t find the café. This place is located behind the building with the big sign “Finest New Zealand Made Clothing”. If you’re in a car, go straight to the carpark behind this building and you will find the café. By the time we reached the café it was raining heavily and the heat in the café really helped to warm us up. It was really crowded when we were there but we managed to get a seat.

The pies in this café were really unique and pretty. All the ingredients tasted fresh and the latte was really good too. The way the food was arranged was something we hadn’t seen before so it was refreshing and really unique to us. We had to queue to place our orders and the only problem was that with the queue it was difficult to enter the café as the queue blocked the entrance. We had a generally good meal nonetheless. Prices were average for this café so we were not taken aback by the price we had to pay for the meal.

Atmosphere wise there was a healthy amount of noise in the café with people young and old chit chatting away. The interior is sparsely decorated so it doesn’t feel overcrowded. It could do with some mirrors to make it look bigger though. Toilets are available in the café.

There was a garden at the front but it was raining so we could only view it from inside. Passing it on the way out, the garden looked really nice but we couldn’t use it because of the rain. In general, 4 stars overall for this visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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“Cafe Verde a great find.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed in Geraldine during New Year 2013/14. I did some research on-line before we went, as I was not sure what was on offer, and what would be open on January 1st. Cafe Verde had some good comments, so I made a point of finding it. It's not initially easy to see, as it is set behind other buildings. But if you are in Geraldine, make sure you look for it, as the food was terrific as was the coffee. We had lunch there on New Years Day, and enjoyed it so much we went back and had brunch the next day before we left for home. The food and coffee was as good the second time. We dined both times in the lovely garden, as the weather was beautiful, but there is plenty of seating inside. Highly recommended.

  • 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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London
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We had a lovely lunch (spinach quiche/salmon/salads) sat in the shade of their gorgeous garden. This is a great cafe if you're in Geraldine.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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