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“Handy cafe”

John's Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Bakeries in Hastings
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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376 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Handy cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Very handy to centre of town. Good food, good service, great for a quck snack when in a hurry. Bit pricey but you get what you pay for.

  • Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Hastings, New Zealand
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gluten free finally”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

I was delighted to see I could get a range of gluten free food that had no nuts. Finally found a shop in Hastings that I can eat out at.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Lisa L
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Hastings, New Zealand
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dirty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

The food was very pricy and of poor quality. The cutlery and plates were dirty, floor was disgusting and the servers were rude and had a sour and unhappy look on their faces. I would never return to this cafe!!!!

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank LD2000_13
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Napier, New Zealand
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quick stop.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

John's bakery has a great location, which actually made me stop for something quick, to be honest I hadn't even noticed it until I parked up next to it. It's a lot bigger on the inside than it seems, so no problem with getting a seat.
It has a large selection of cabinet food and good options on the blackboard to order off. Best smoothie I've had in a while, prices were good and service friendly. I would recommend going here for something a bit different to the traditional bakery, plus the location is great and very convenient.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Shaun B
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Hastings, New Zealand
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great service, great coffee and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

They are efficient, their flavours are spot on and consistent, they have a great chef and the girls are a delight, make us feel so welcome. It is one of our regulars and I prefer their seafood chowder, which is made to order, yummmmmm

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank mutesmum
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