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“Friendly staff, ok food, but lacklustre surroundings” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Waikino Station Cafe

Waikino Station Cafe
State Highway 2, Waihi, New Zealand
07 863 8640
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Waihi
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, ok food, but lacklustre surroundings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I wish we had timed our visit better to the train to have eaten twice at the Bistro at the Falls - just up the road - the Waikino Cafe was very busy and although it had some good things on the blackboard and some well-,meaning staff, It could have been so much more.eg. with a bit more attention to detail around the gardens, the organisation in the kitchen and around the back of the sation cafe, the first impressions could have been much stronger. Signage around the place looked tired and so did the paintwork. Having said that, the food was fair and again, the staff were doing the best they could with the numbers they had available. We did visit on a very busy day.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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147 reviews 147 reviews
47 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Good solid food in the middle of nowhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Nice food at a nice place, near the start or end of the rail trail. Try the jam tarts which are excellent!

Visited January 2013
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Kangaroo Island
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21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lovely spot but noisy traffic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We stopped here for lunch. Long menu, the soup was a good choice (they had 2 on offer!)

It was nice to sit out on the platform and we did time our visit well as the train (a tourist thing) came in whilst we were there. Only problem is the cafe is opposite the main road so there is a lot of traffic noise.

I love the way you can get a glass of wine almost anywhere in NZ - Australia (except Victoria), you have much to learn.

Visited April 2012
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