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“On the way up, again, at last!”
Review of Utopia Cafe

Utopia Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Ohakune
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Utopia was once THE "must visit" cafe between Hamilton and Wellington, but over the past ten years or so it has run down badly. The good news is that it is on the way up. Three visits this month. Good cabinet food; ok cooked menu; very friendly staff; generous pot of loose leaf tea. The coffee is, however, still a work in progress.

Thank MykieHamiltonL
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Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Have heard good reviews and was overall disappointed with experience. Coffee and hot chocolate were good.
Food was average. Pancakes were not fluffy, bacon not particularly nice, and came smothered in syrup, rather than on the side so you can have them as you like. Cheese toasted sandwich was not melted at all and had to be returned.
Eggs benedict were ok.
Will try somewhere else next time.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

At first I came here just for the wifi, but that's definitely not the only thing they have to offer. The nicest and most friendly staff, great coffee, and awesome vibes.

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Thank Gracey M
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

After a long walk in the mountains my wife and I were looking for a light late lunch in a relaxing environment, and that is exactly what we got.

The place is really clean with a nice relaxed atmosphere. Great ambient music playing in the background and no pretensions.

My coffee was really good and my wife loved the tea selection. Not a huge range of food which is just perfect and what we had was great. Those of you visiting NZ may have realised by now that it is home to some of the worst bacon in the world. There is good stuff available, and thankfully these guys have invested i the good stuff.

Definitely recommend this place.

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Thank BTetlow
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Look no further than Utopia.

Large selection of hot and cold food on the blackboard menu including the Mediterranean omelette (which was busting with flavour), pancakes, museli, eggs benedict & much more. My OH also recommends the bacon and poached eggs. And a wide selection of slices, rolls, wraps and sandwiches in the cabinet.

Their lunch menu is just as extensive and they are licensed so a wine or beer is on hand too.

Using Volcano beans the espresso packs a punch - good caffeine hits guaranteed.

Large wooden tables, comfy chairs to relax in and more seating upstairs, plus free wifi - this place has it all.

Thank EJTH
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