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Lime Caffeteria

Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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1096 Whakaue St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 350 2033
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is plenty of parking on the street and the café is only a short walk to the Lake. As mentioned by another reviewer, this café gets quite busy and it can take a while for your coffee to come so keep this in mind! Our server was nice and the café is nicely appointed. We were able to secure... More 

Thank YDuggan
Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our party of three visited Lime Cafe twice for breakfast over the weekend and were most impressed with both the delicious food and the wonderful service. We would recommend this cafe to others.

Thank Marg2914
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dined here on a recommendation and turned out to be the best dining experience we had in Rotorua. Always busy but service is quick and professional. Very well priced (though did think $6 for a side of mushrooms was a bit cheeky). We had breakfast here for the two mornings we had in Rotorua. I had mince and toast one... More 

Thank conorleahy
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is worth waiting for. Good selection, lovely service, though be warned it is busy. Make sure you get your coffee order in quickly.

Thank EEadvent
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant Cafe highly recommend food is faultless, shop clean, great display cabinets and fantastic breakfast & lunch menus

Thank Tracey Q
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, easy to access location, wonderful & friendly staff, with absolutely fantastic food Had the waffles with bacon, banana & maple syrup for brunch - wow. Went back for afternoon tea - just as fantastic. Priced reasonably too. Only downside is that they're not open for dinner, otherwise would of been back for that too. Wonderful discovery, with fantastic... More 

Thank Kelly J
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While being in Rotorua we had great bakery from Lime: a tasty lemon&lime muffin and one of the most incredible cakes ever made; the Ginger Crunch. Also, cappuccino were also great. Totally recommended!!

Thank Dru_Bell
Rotorua, New Zealand
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, lots of choice from either the menu or the cabinet. Light and airy. Outdoor seating for when the weather is good. Love this place.

Thank Bigheartjay
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks nice enough, we were driving around looking for a place to have breakfast.. my partner spotted this place so we went in. It was somewhat busy, I ordered the eggs bene, my partner ordered the waffles. Eggs bene had said it had its own 'lime sauce' it was in fact the same one you can bulk but... More 

Thank courtwayne
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good little cafe,great coffee and breakfast, friendly staff . Was a wet rainy day but it felt a bit cold.

Thank emerger1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1096 Whakaue St, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: (07) 350 2033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?