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“Great atmosphere and food”
Review of Cabbage Tree Cafe

Cabbage Tree Cafe
Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Tirau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Whakatane-nz
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We were very pleased to find this classy cafe with a great atmosphere, in the main street of Tirau, which in itself is such a novel place to go. The food was really good; we went back on our second trip a couple of weeks later. Their wall of comments left by travellers makes for interesting reading and a good side-show attraction.

  • Visited June 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect lunch stop”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Big beef burger and the tropical lamb pie were fantastic. Really adventurous flavours executed perfectly. Kids enjoyed the curly fries... So did I to be truthful. Really good all round. I'll be back.

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Thank Colin A
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Worongary, Australia
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173 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Yummeh!”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

We popped in and out of the cafes along the main road in Tirau and decided on the Cabbage Tree Cafe. Good choice! We were initially tempted in by other choices on their outside display menu but upon seeing the homemade lamb pies (mmmm mmmmm) in the display cabinet we soon changed our minds. They were delicious. There were other unique pie choices, too. All the meals we saw had that lovely home cooked touch and we didn't think the meals were pricey for what you got. Great coffee and friendly staff. Cosy interior, with a warming fire or you can choose to eat outside, weather permitting - would be lovely in summer. You MUST try this cafe if you are venturing south from Auckland or Hamilton to Lake Taupo or thereabouts (or vice-versa). Or take a drive to Tirau just to eat here!

  • Visited June 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Nice place to eat - good food and pleasant staff. Lots of interesting old photos. A little pricy for what it is bur would go again.

Visited January 2012
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Cafe in Tirau”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Very nice cafe in Tirau and a handy place to stop on the way to Hamilton from Rotorua. Nice seating and fireplace, really good coffee and service.

  • Visited May 2012
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