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“Ho hum”

Sequoia Eatery Rotorua
Ranked #29 of 229 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $18
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Description: Welcome to Rotorua's newest hotspot, Sequoia Eatery (The Old Office Cafe). We're excited to bring you the freshest food with the friendliest service all in our beautiful, bright café, located on Tarawera Rd. We welcome large groups as well as kids who will love our fun playroom. Stop in on your way to the Redwoods and lakes, and make sure you come on down for a beer or wine after work on Friday, for our famous Tapas night! Sequoia Eatery - fueling your adventures.
New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Ho hum”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

This cafe is attached to The Outdoorsman store, a very popular well situated stop on the way to several tourist attractions, so I'm sure they get a lot of business.

The cafe has moved from the centre of the shop to a side wing which used to be an administration block, hence, you are dining in seventies style glassed offices, kinda of witty, kinda doesn't work though. For a start, there's fluorescent lighting overhead, it's horrible, in fact due to the windows and the weather that day, it wasn't needed so we switched it off in our cubicle. The place has no atmosphere.

The coffee is not great really. And I was careful to pick a gluten free steak salad, which then arrived completely drowned in crispy noodles! The menu needs to be clearer.

A disappointing experience.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Isolde E
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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727 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Lovely cafe”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

I recently ate here with my son. We had purchased vouchers for a two for one type deal. Staff were very friendly and hot chocolate and coffe very good. Meals were off a good size but the big breakfast we both had was just average.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Strickes
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