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“Great coffee and cakes”

Waitomo General Store
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Diner, Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
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.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was a nice little place to stop for coffee and cake. A great selection and friendly service. There were lots of comfy seats and a little breakfast menu as well.

Thank Ellaine H
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Good spot to base your tour on.
You need to get to the tour early and this is a good place for lunch to get ready.
Wi-Fi is notoriously bad in this region so if you need to catch up with emails, this is probably the best spot.
Good basic food options for lunch.

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Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had breakfast here the morning we left Waitomo Caves area.

I had the Breakfast Cake which was delicious and the other two had some form of egg dish which they said was great. Coffee did the trick and the wifi was great, although only for a limited time, I think maybe a half hour, which is a bit short if you stay for breakfast and a coffee and want to check in at home.

The people who work there are also willing and able to give good advice about what to check out on the way out of town and also to tell you about the history of the store and provide you with free travel guides.

Thank Orourkel
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Had some lovely home-baked goods on offer. Didn't try the ice cream although it looked lovely. Also a small number of products available to buy.

Thank HolidayReviews90
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had an hour to spare between cave tours, and stopped at the general store for lunch. When we walked in the owner was playing the piano and signing, then stopped to serve us. The burgers were fantastic and the rustic charm of the area was well worth the visit. Free wifi with an purchase, so we could quickly catch up with the kids at home, and then off again to the caves. This is right next to the information centre and well located for a quick stop.

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