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“fantastic breakfast”

Waitomo General Store
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: Diner, Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Although called the 'general store', a name that harks back to the days when the buildings owners opened it as a store in 1910 ( the same family still owns the building) in fact it is a licensed cafe specialising in tasty good quality food at a sensible price.
South Australia, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“fantastic breakfast”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

this store has great character and is well worth the stop for a coffee. the people were very friendly and our breakfast was lovely.

Visited January 2013
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
“Best café ever ...!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We went here with 3 friends after a cave trip to take some sandwiches...
We were not sure to be able to do that because it was just to complete a lunch that we already had but was just a little bit too small for our hungry estomacs...=)
They had been sooooo nice!
They let us eat our salade in the terrace, they served us with a big smile and lot of kindness, they gave us their opinion about what could be the best to eat, and the hamburger were sooooo good but cheap !! =)

We finally eat some candies for desert, made there, and played a little bit of piano, that it was discovered against the wall... good moments! ;-)

Very nice staff (we spoke with 2 girls and the owner and they were all smiling and very welcoming!), very nice place (good terrace, and good couchs inside ;-) and very tasty and original food (burgers, salads, sandwiches but candies too, chocolate, fudge...), lots of originals things (cake soap, kiwi earings...lots of little presents to buy to you friends ^^) : just excellent!

Thank you for the best dinner that we had during our hollidays!

And... Maybe you will be able to eat a new quinoa salad soon??? ^^

  • Visited January 2013
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Nelson
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Funky little general store offers so much more than your usual chips and pies...”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We were looking for a casal lunch and didnt expect much more than tearoom type food....hot chips, toasted sammies and sloppy burgers....but WOW....we got great food here! Burgers that had that homemade taste to them, with their specialty sourdough buns....nachos that were much better than average, and a great poached egg for the little one. Set in historical, but yet somehow very cool surroundings (the general store has organic and more unique offerings than youd get at the corner dairy) and great friendly staff. Great place!

Visited January 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good coffee but poor service”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Good for coffee or tea but at 12 noon they still did not have any salads available nor could tell me when they would get round to making any. I could not understand why anyone would want to turn down business. Maybe they can be like this as they have a monopoly.
However it was good for us as we went to HuHu and had a great lunch there.
OK for having a coffee whilst waiting for your Glow worm trip but service poor.

  • Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Coffee”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The barrista here is serious about his coffee and it shows in the final product. Seriously one of my best cups of coffee during a three week trip to NZ. Store isn't extremely well stocked, but you'll be able to find some basics and the counter looks to have some nice food options. Nice staff.

Visited December 2012
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