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“Cafe Food at its very BEST!”
Review of Grindz Cafe

Grindz Cafe
Ranked #2 of 25 Coffee & Tea in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
278 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Cafe Food at its very BEST!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

When you have a great selection of top quality food customers pour through the door – this is the case at Grindz Cafe. An extensive blackboard all day menu plus great cabinet food, makes this a most popular city cafe.

The service is slick, prompt and polite, with all the staff wearing a range of tops and all with the Grindz cafe logo – casual but professional.

Our bill for a smoked chicken wrap with salad; a half serving of noodle salad; orange juice and coffee came to $29.00. All very tasty and very good coffee.

The cafe has a range of places both inside and outside for clients and an extensive kids' playroom – children are well catered for so it is a popular spot for trendy mums!

So if the food, service and atmosphere are so great then is there anything wrong with Grindz Cafe? The toilet is an absolute shocker with a multi cracked hand basin (don’t ask me what was holding it together!) faulty taps and a generally scruffy appearance. A pity as Grindz has all the makings of a great cafe.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
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249 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

I love coming here when I'm in Tauranga. At a minimum I swing by for a coffee. Friendly service, great coffee and good food. Selection of cabinet and menu food. Seating options for small and larger groups and ...did I mention the coffee :)

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful coffee”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Went here for lunch great ambience & good variety in chiller cabinet. The main downside is the pavement outside seating area, which isn't great & there's no choice if it's a good day for outside dining. Thisbe is the only thing that let's this place down, you are sitting on a pavement next to the road.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Cadgiebin
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good all round food, service and atmosphere.”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

The cafe has a warm but casual vibe. There is a reasonably wide range of food to choose from, although I had a "big breakfast", there was plenty of appetising healthier options. The coffee was very good and the breakfast was all cooked well, and of a good portion size. Our meals were served in good time and the service was friendly and efficient. I have visited Tauranga several times, tried several cafe's and restaurants- Grindz has been the best for all round quality and price.

Visited September 2013
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Thank James H
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Best cafe!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

My mocha was to die for, I am a barista and its really hard to find a really good coffee for me. My meal was great too. The only thing that bothered me was that the table we sat at was dirty and it took a little time to get cleaned. Great place tho! Coming back for sure

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Mariana J
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