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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister has been wanting to try the cream horns here for a long time. She was not disappointed. Staff are friendly & welcoming. So many choices, like stepping back to try favourite family treats. We enjoyed the Rodney slice & sausage roll too. Don't...go past Viv's or even make a special trip, so worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

Every time we visit we are always, without fail impressed with Viv’s. The service is 10/10 The Food- again 10/10 I ordered a ham and cheese croissant from the cabinet. It came warmed up( not piping hot so I couldn’t eat it) with an accompaniment...of fresh salad- lettuce and red onion- delicious Cleanliness- 10/10 Your team seem really happy and I congratulate you on your fantastic product. Oh, this is also one of the best spots to buy club sandwiches- salad, ham, ham and pineapple, corn beef, beef, chicken and cranberry! Fresh and really yummy. Perfect for my 97 year old mother-in-law. Then there is sweets- the small ginger loaf and neenish tart just hit the spot. Famous for their Cream horns, which are great, beware there is a lot more going on here! Mince on toast?- the best❤️ Potato top pie- perfect🔟 Coffees-✅✅ I recommend scheduling a stop here, enjoy the soft tunes of magic, relax in the 50’s diner decor and soak up the perfect 10!!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

If you want to take away leftover food, bring your own paper bag as staff won't give you any. Good luck, customers!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food, great prices, fantastic vibe. So glad we stopped by! Had the cream horn which was glorious! Pie, toastie and other treats were also very much enjoyed. Will definitely stop by again. Staff were attentive and really pleasant to interact with too!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022

Cute place to visit with 1950's Cafe Diner Decor, Serves some Kiwi iconic cream items and other slices etc. Quite Busy but seemingly well staffed. Perhaps a bit slow at refilling their Pie Cabinet for what is a popular self selection lunchtime item choice.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

The venue is really cool and so is the menu, good variety and pricing. The food is fun and nice too. It was such a shame most staff members we have dealt with had a bad attitude and no passion for such a lovely place,...certainly doesn’t help with building customers loyalty.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022

Good friendly service. Great little place to experience. Our food was just what we were after. Thanks 😊

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 17, 2022

This place may be famous for their Cream Horns, but dont try anything else! I had the misfortune of having their scrambled eggs and my oh my, what a disaster. Suffice to say, they have got to be the worst I have ever tasted and...I've bee to some dodgy places! Apart from being cooked in a microwave, I do not know what the blazes the cook put into this mess!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2022

Good location with plenty of parking. Menu traditional kiwi cafe fare. The service was a bit erratic, however we were a larger group. Good value and good teas. Cream horns are GREAT.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed January 6, 2022

I have just visited Viv's Kitchen and was horrified to see most of the staff were unmasked. We are currently experiencing a global public health crisis. Not only is this unacceptable, it is illegal. In addition to this the vaccine pass scanning is reluctant at...best. Not good enough.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2022

“Home of the cream horn” may soon become the home of a covid outbreak. Many staff were not wearing masks and there was no active monitoring of vaccine passes. If they can’t be bothered with such simple public health measures, it makes you wonder about...their other hygiene measures…More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 2, 2022

Famous for their cream horns, which are creamy and pastry-ish so no complaints. Good children’s play area, very clean. A creative stop, wouldn’t bother again.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 22, 2021 via mobile

Value for money and good ole delicious food. Stopped by one afternoon and decided to get the Big Brekky - was blown away by the portion size and time to come out!! Great staff who were willing to help.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 2, 2021 via mobile

A different kind of stop when on a long road trip. The cream horns are what most people stop for and they're lovely. The deco inside is cute American diner and the service is quick and efficient. If your not after a cream horn the...cafe sells toasties, sandwiches, pies and other NZ classics.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

In a world of pretty samey samey cafes, it’s refreshing to take a trip back in time to a simpler time, some say a better time. Like most people I’ve passed by here for years so this time decided to stop off and see what...the fuss is about. Really cool diner decor and a reasonable array of pies, toasties, sandwiches and above all else the cream horn. All of the food that we had was very enjoyable, coffee was passable but the best thing for us (with kids) was the outdoor play area so we could let the little ones run around. We liked our time here so much that we actually stopped on our return journey coming home.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Viv's Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4