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“Slow and muddled orders”
Review of Cafe Mondo

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Cafe Mondo
Ranked #4 of 4 Coffee & Tea in Porirua
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, New Zealand
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541 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Slow and muddled orders”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

It wasn't even a busy day but my coffee didn't arrive so after 30 mins I went to the counter to ask and was told it was next! There were people at the table next to me complaining about slow coffee orders.The staff admitted they had a bad day and even told me I should complain!
I have been to this cafe before and service was better last time. It's a lovely garden centre with a fabulous gift shop, shame about the cafe.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Convenience”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

This cafe is within Palmers garden centre and therefore very convenient for plant lovers. Even if you are not keen on buying plants, it is very pleasant to see the greenery and colours out of the two large window walls. The food is very much what you would find in most cafes. There is the famous big breakfast, mushrooms on toast and my favourite bacon, pancakes and fruit. There is also cabinet food. The price is moderate and similar to other cafes that I have been to in the Wellington region. They do present their food nicely with little touches of lemon in hot water. There is enough spacing between tables so that conversations are not shared.

  • Visited May 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food, great ginger gems, playarea, sandwiches made to order”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

This cafe is inside Palmers garden centre. Excellent food all round. Great ginger gems and other homemade (not bought in) cakes and slices. Yummy regular special of mushrooms and bacon on toast (with or without garlic). South Island style cheese rolls (heated in oven when ordered), sandwiches made to order eg chicken or ham off the bone and salad. The mondo passionfruit and lemon shake is my most recent discovery on the menu. Good for bringing the kids to also as there is kids options and an indoor corner as well as a trampoline outside. Good to have a wander around the plants and gifts. Just off main highway before the motorway to Wellington with a good sized carpark makes it ideal for travellers too. Another reason we go here is the plant centre has a wheelchair for customers use which is great for those with limited mobility.

  • Visited February 2013
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