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“Did not live up to expectation”
Review of Home Cafe

Home Cafe
Ranked #9 of 70 Restaurants in Apia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Did not live up to expectation”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were looking forward to having breakfast at the Home Cafe as we had heard some positive things about this cafe, but were disappointed. The staff were very friendly, but the place is grimy, and seating very rustic and uncomfortable.
The iced coffee was just OK. My Berliin breakfast was greasy, the potatoes undercooked and the bacon was missing in action. My wife had something which was meant to be on Turkish bread, it also was not up to standard.
If you want fry ups, at reasonable price then pop in.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Steve A
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English first
Apia, Samoa
1 review
“Classic Samoan hospitality, EXCELLENT food & coffee. Not to miss!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Horace, Frank, Moana and team have it all inside the Home Café: top notch food, coffee, service, and friendly, welcoming atmosphere. I have been living in Samoa for 3 years, and there are very few restaurants that top the quality in taste, ambiance, and customer service. Not to mention the prices are very affordable and the food is exceptional! I would highly recommend Home Café to overseas guests visiting the island as well as local patrons looking to try something new, tasty, and unique. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Brooke_SF
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

I spent just over 5 weeks in Apia and this little cafe saved me from starving! It was located on the opposite side of the road from where I was staying and offers are large selection of food, cold drinks and probably the best coffee on the island!
Horace is exceptionally welcoming and all the staff make you feel welcome.
If you are travelling to Apia then this is a definite must-visit, especially if you love your coffee!!

Visited August 2013
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Thank sammymc1
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Sydney, Canada
1 review
“"Do not leave Samoa unless you have had a meal at Home Cafe"”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

By far the best place to have a meal in Samoa...Best hot choc and fruit whips a must!!!!. Horace and his staff are more than willing to assist with food and directions around the island. We visited after reading the review on trip advisor and ended up going there everyday for breakfast until we came home. Absolutely loved the food, atmosphere, service and location.

I have not seen or heard a bad comment about Home Café and there is a very good reason for that.....'They never fail to disappoint'

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sam_Tupz
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great value, really tasty food”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

From the first moment you feel as if its your best friends house, so welcoming and comfortable. I had a few different beverages and a couple of different food options and my only disappointment is we didn't have time to eat here again. It would easy to drive past, the sign out front isn't obvious.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Dee-Arne
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