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Cafe Primo e Secundo

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, New Zealand
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38 McMillan St., Methven, New Zealand
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not just an ordinary coffee cafe, styling is all different furniture, cups, etc. AND everything is for sale!! How funny is that! There's via the back door another room full of stuff for sale. Coffee is good, service seems sometimes bit slow, nice staff, lots of locals.

Thank Thenewexplorer
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great... Maria and her eye for quirky interesting things, fantastic food and coffee as well as a warm cosy friendly cafe is a must do in Methven!

Thank Beadlee
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee! Maria's quirky stylings makes it fun and interesting. The recent changes for the interior makes it a very pleasant place for a bite to eat. A few more gluten free options and I would give Primo 5+. Great place for kids too. Will be back...often!

Thank Megan W
Maroochydore, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, good food and service. Fabulous atmosphere which is hard to find in most places. Very warm and welcoming. I will definitely be back

Thank CooperBorn
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this fabulous cafe three weeks ago and then returned yesterday with 22 friends from a car club. A larger table was set aside for us and we all ordered food and coffee/hot chocolate. Everything arrived very promptly and staff were very friendly and just great. I had a "flapjack" and I am pretty certain that this would... More 

Thank zardoz07
Tauranga, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

If you like good food & coffee with a quirky atmosphere here is the place to go. Everything is for sale so if you're a collector of old take time to fosic.

Thank traveladvisor1231
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Easily the best coffee in Methven! Super friendly service and would recommend your morning coffee here each day you're in town.

Thank Rachelanncoulson
Naperville, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely cafe. I felt like I was in a cozy eclectic bookstore or shop with a variety of rugs scattered about and quiet niches for people to tuck in and jump on their computers. I needed a place to "be" while my family snow boarded Mt Hutt, and this was just an unexpected treasure. The pumpkin coconut soup... More 

Thank Janet A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Best big brekky, great coffee, warm, comfortable and full of character. Family friendly with big tables and free internet. On cold and wet days it really doesn't get much better then the Primo.

Thank Daniel C
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is compulsory for any visitor just to look around at the quirky clothing furniture lamps that can be purchased. We come for the food. Coffee delicious and rich. Food home made. Soups, smoothies, pies, quiche, all beautifully presented and taste fab. We have been coming every year for +10 years and always excellent.

Thank Alastair S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 McMillan St., Methven, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: 033029060

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