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“Yay my new fav day time eatery”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Kitchen Table - CLOSED

The Kitchen Table
Cuisines: Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating
Description: Great little cafe, attached to the excellent Hawke's Bay Photographers Gallery.
Napier, New Zealand
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Yay my new fav day time eatery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We wandered into this cafe on a Monday, usually by passing it as it never used to be open then but yaya now it is and what a delight. Hugely spacious to the point that it can feel a bit cold so wear warm clothes. Food and service delicious as are all the staff. This awesome visual delight offers a quirky atmosphere which is so great to see in the barely hidden uptightness of Napier. There is an ongoing exhibition space for local and international talent as well as a more intimate dining area but the tables are generall such that you mix and mingle with other diners if it is busy. So Sydney. The portions are huge and the sweet treats to die for. If you are dining alone there are interesting books and mags on every table along with olden day puzzles and games for when your dining with your long suffering shopping weary husband. All in all loads of fun could be had here if you chill.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank dicowan
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English first
New Zealand
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123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

The food was good, my friends said their coffee was also but my hot chocolate was very ordinary as was the service. Obviously school girls who had not yet been trained. I think that while little animal order reminders might be cute, nothing beats a number on a stick. However this is an interesting and well laid out cafe with lots of room between tables and an interesting photographic exhibition.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank FastHelen
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Napier
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Spacious, friendly open Cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Very enthusiastic hip cafe, cool photos, quirky books to read, table sharing, fun lunch destination, reasonalby expensive.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank CeeBee99
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Minnesota
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106 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Art cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

This is an art cafe with art on the walls and big tables to eat at. Great salads, nice atmosphere.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Lora18
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Ruakaka, New Zealand
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A complimentary Mix”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

Food and Photograpy, who would have thought? The food was great, cabinet food very appealing and a nice order from the kitchen menu on offer too. A good mix of drinks on offer, I had a great lemon/ginger hot drink. Staff great.

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
Thank capesue
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