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“Average meal this time” 3 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
Ashburton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Average meal this time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went for dinner to celebrate family birthday but was disappointed with the quality of the meal. Quite unusual as other lunchtime meals have been tasty. Meat was chewy and vegetables not cooked properly, also weren't really hot. As it is winter they could have done with better heating. Will go back, but only for lunch.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Quaint, cosy, welcoming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A weatherboard house with an unruly, picket-fenced garden and verandas extending along two sides is what greets you when you find Verde behind one of those solid bank-like, country town buildings on the main street. Not very easy to find if you approach from the south.

The country cottage look is reinforced both by the cosy interior and the food which is honest, homely and very tasty especially if you're not watching the calories. On a cheerless day why would you?

I enjoyed my experience and would return to Verde.

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New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This little cafe was suggested to us about 2 years ago. It is a must do whenever we are in the South Island. EXCELLENT COFFEE

Visited May 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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214 reviews 214 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“A gem - highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Called in unannounced as part of a group of 15. The cafe was busy, but we were accommodated with ease and grace. Food selection was excellent and table service superb. Delightful setting. Good coffee. Great experience.

Visited May 2014
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Brisbane
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“great food, excellent service - ordinary coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stumbled across this café set back off the road, beautiful garden setting, with a range of food options. Service was excellent, friendly and fast. We came back the following day for breakfast. Although the menu for breakfast is small and simple, it was a good basic breaky. Coffee was disappointing, and had been burnt and bitter. With all things considered, it was an above average experience, with wonderful food, great atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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