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“Surprises”
Review of Zest Cafe

Zest Cafe
Ranked #9 of 77 Restaurants in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
New Zealand
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Surprises”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Don't know what to have for lunch? Want a great coffee. Want something that tastes like its just been made just for you well get to Zest

Visited March 2013
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“a favorite of the locals”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I attended a private function here and was impressed with the friendliness of the waitstaff and the quality of the specially prepared snacks served. I returned a few days later for lunch and met some friends by chance. I ordered the Thai beef yellow curry and my friends had sandwiches. I enjoyed the curry though it lacked any chile punch. It was creamy and had great kaffir and lemongrass notes. The beef was plentiful and tender and the potatoes were done but firm. All in all a delicious lunch. My friend's sandwiches looked tasty enough and they thoroughly enjoyed them. They also had coffee and were quite happy. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, the place was busy though not packed and most if not all those present were locals. Lunch service was quick but not accomplished by rushing the patrons. The sidewalk tables are quite sunny but offer umbrellas in the heat.

  • Visited March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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204 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast and coffee”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a great choice for breakfast in Gisborne. I'd be very confident in recommending it for lunch too.

The service was prompt and courteous

Only down was our rather wobbly table.

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Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“My favourite cafe/deli to eat at!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The food here is so healthy and always delicious. I usually get the chefs special which is always so yummy! Staff are always friendly and the prices are extremely reasonable! Would recommend Zest to all!

  • Visited February 2013
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“@SimonF defiantly not over priced”
Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

@SimonF. If it's overpriced for him, he must be on a tight budget, cause you defiantly get your money's worth. Try living in Christchurch.

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