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“Great coffee”

The Somerset Grocer
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Ashburton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: At the Somerset Grocer, we love great food and take pride in bringing you the best local and international produce, in a great shop atmosphere. At our Ashburton gourmet grocer you’ll encounter new products and tasty delights with each visit.Browse our shelves for a unique ingredient to bring your next meal to life, grab a bottle of wine from our specialty Ashburton wine shop or chat to our friendly team about the perfect addition to spice up your weekly shopping basket. With gourmet products sourced and selected from throughout New Zealand and beyond, the Somerset Grocer will have something to tempt you. We are conveniently located just off the main street of Ashburton, on Burnett St. Look for us on the Ground Floor of the new Somerset Building.
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Having lived in Ashburton for 16 months, i would come to the Grocher for coffee most days, it was always worth coming. Great coffee.
The food in the cabinet didnt tempt me as portions too big, the fruit salad and bagels were nice, also vegetarian sandwich really nice. Would like to see more salads available.
The staff are all lovely, really friendly.

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Thank Holiday591
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Manager_SM, Social Media Manager at The Somerset Grocer, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Thank you for the feedback, it's great to hear that you enjoy our coffee, bagels, fruit salad and vegetarian salad. We'll consider your feedback in relation to the portion sizes of food in the cabinet.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have been to The Somerset Grocer three times now and always had a good coffee. This time I had a yummy muffin--fresh peach and almond-- as well. The atmosphere is good and the staff are efficient and friendly. A good place to stop when passing through Ashburton.

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Thank PennyT117
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We happened upon the Somerset Grocer on Saturday after stopping in Ashburton on our way to Timaru. We found it to be light and airy with a large range of nice looking cabinet food. My husband had the big breakfast and it definitely was BIG. My corn and feta fritters were very nice and just the right portion size for me...left me with enough room to polish off a very nice piece of apricot fudge cake which was chocka fill of apricots. We would stop again.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

One of the nicest places to go in Ashburton. Open on public holidays with no surcharge too (which is when we visited). Nice place to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank KirstyD24
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Just had the onion soup - it was the most acidic onion soup I have ever had - not sure what happened to the chefs taste buds today but it was so acidic it made your eyes wince. My husband also had some extremely average nachos - pretty much a warmed up tin of nacho beans on top of nacho chips. The atmosphere is very nice and good hot chocolate.

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Thank Clairenz13
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