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“Disappointing”
Review of Sage Cafe - CLOSED

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Sage Cafe
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Lunch, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Seating
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

When I first went to Sage I really loved the food and what it had to offer, so much so that I went there quite a lot. Then it changed ownership and suddenly I didn't find it to be any thing like it had been. Very disappointing. I tried a couple of times but I couldn't find anything to make me want to continue to go back and unfortunately the word around hasn't improved.

Visited June 2012
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Thank gem059
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12 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
287 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Dreadful”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Used a Grab One voucher to dine here recently - all I can say is thank heavens we didn't pay full price !!! After waiting ages at the counter to be seated we finally just picked a table in the 3/4 empty restaurant .The waitress who eventually did emerge did not let a smile pass her lips the whole evening & when she asked " What do youse want ?" that actually set the tone for the evening ! At 6:15 pm with only 6 other people dining they had " run out " of both Moroccan potatoes & the Bernaise sauce for the steak sandwich - really ?!! The Spare ribs had nice flavour but just came plonked on fries with nothing else,not even a garnish . The steak sandwich was a weird presentation - only 1 piece of ? Ciabatta which was under the lettuce & the steak on the side was tough & chewy . Some friends of people dining at another occupied table came in & were going to join them & the lady already at table commented " they would be lucky to get someone to come out & serve them ! " the meals took over 45 mins to arrive which is not really acceptable when only 2 other tables occupied & 1 was already eating

Visited May 2013
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Thank FranNewZealand
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New Zealand
Level Contributor
118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Coffee not the best”
Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

My daughter & I popped in one rainy Sunday afternoon for hot chocolate,coffee & cake. We were the only ones in there,not much choice in cakes/slices,coffee was so milky had no coffee taste at all,sage used to make one if the best coffees in town,very disappointed

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank jaffajames
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2 reviews
“Average Experience”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Food was nice, coffee was slightly burnt tasting. Customer service and oresentation of staff could do with some improvement. Experience was not helped by a large group sitting across the doorway smoking which you had to make your way through to enter, and when mentioned staff they did not care to do anything about it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ReneeB85
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
451 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Nice cabinet food”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Visited for lunch on a Friday, Feilding’s busiest day. Menu looked expensive, but some nice cabinet food at good prices, surroundings clean enough, a selection of recent magazines. Nothing special, but perfectly acceptable for a family lunch. Just wish such businesses would stock a local coffee. On a holiday of several days in the Manawatu we couldn’t find anywhere that did, most disappointing

Visited January 2013
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Thank Michelle S
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