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“A must try in Gisborne!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Verve Cafe

Verve Cafe
Ranked #17 of 77 Restaurants in Gisborne
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Havelock North, New Zealand
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A must try in Gisborne!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Have had a few meals at Verve in the CBD and have not been disappointed yet - nice hot mugs of great tasting coffee, and the salmon scrambled egg is something else. Feels quaint, and staff are very friendly - well worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“People in pajamas can see me eating. And I am out.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Saturday morning in Gisborne. People in pajamas walking past the windows. A less than average guitar player enthusiastically strums his instrument in the cafe, Saturday morning breakfast lounge lizard.

A long cafe with less than average art, tell the locals to stop painting Young NIck's Head for god's sake, adorn the walls and the clientele is a mixture of the young and hungover coupled with the middle aged near retiring set.

The food is boisterous and strong, like the waitress.

The coffee is some of the best in this town, where instant granules are the norm.

  • Visited July 2012
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“Despicable”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Waiter just plopped the food down heavily on the opposite end of the table. Coffee was burnt but drinkable. Hot cakes were presented very nicely but were dry and did not have much syrup to go with it. Bacon was not quite cooked.
Overall not impressed. Nice atmosphere though.

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Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice coffee”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Used to come here very regularly but recently it seems to have gone off. Coffee still great. Prompt service

Visited July 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Great food and entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

I've eaten at Verve several times over the past 3 years while travelling on business and always enjoyed their food and service. This was the first time I struck any entertainers and they were great.

Visited July 2012
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Thank John E
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