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Review of Mumbles Cafe

Mumbles Cafe
Price range: $7 - $14
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Family friendly Cafe with a great selection of cabinet food, excellent coffee, superb leaf-tea & herbal tea, full breakfast & brunch menu, milkshakes, smoothies and pizza (including Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30pm). Come on over for a visit, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Mumbles Cafe & Pizza.
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Pouring rain and freezing cold drove hubby and me into this little cafe for lunch. It was quite crowded/popular, so we expected the food and service to be really good. The server at the counter was not very friendly at all, but I gave her the benefit of the doubt because it WAS so busy, and maybe she was just feeling overwhelmed. Well, everyone else we dealt with must have been similarly overwhelmed because all of the staff were grumpy or surly.

Then there was the food. We ordered the seafood chowder, wanting a hot bowl of soup on such a cold day. For the high price we expected something quite excellent. Although piping hot, the soup came with fake seafood 'crab legs (or whatever it's called in NZ)', the measly amount of shrimp was so overcooked it disintegrated in my mouth, and the fish had the texture of a sponge. I was outraged that they would try to pass off fake seafood in a seafood chowder, but could possibly have excused that if it had at least been tasty and less expensive.

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2  Thank ozdreamin
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Last week we spent a few days in Hanmer Springs hiking and enjoying the thermal pools.
Each day we enjoyed a delicious organic fair-trade coffee from Mumbles. The food is cafe style and looks amazing. I am a sucker for stuffed baked potatoes and I have to say for the $9.50 price with fries or salad it was worth every cent. I was so full and delightfully satisfied. There was a great array of home-style foods to choose from, vegetarian, meat eaters, seafood, delicious home-baked cakes etc.
If you want wanting to eat somewhere responsibility priced with good portion sizes, great coffee, Mumbles is the place. JUST ONE WORD of warning, they close around 3pm, a tad early I think for a tourist town. Mumbles is just down the road - 2 min walk from the entrance to the thermal pools. If you are facing the entrance to go into the pools it is to the right.

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Thank Wanderlust8-Kaz
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Just a small cafe with tables out in the sun or snow!The coffees are reasonably priced. Beautifully served. Very strong .we had flat white which would blow yr head off but delicious. We were going into the springs so only needed a small 'bite'.we chose carrot cake...ENORMOUS delicious and all home made and ot cake stuffed with muesli and fruit...the servings are massive and so cheap compared with all other cafes. Definitely worth a visit

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Thank kay c
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stopped for brekky and food and coffee was ok, but what I remember most unfortunately is the staff who were humourless and a little terse. My only real recollection of the place and an exception to the overall rule in NZ where the people are great everywhere. Hopefully just a bad day...

1  Thank Puddingkate
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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We can only comment on the coffee as it was a Sunday morning stop off before heading home.
The staff were really receptive to our special requests, coffee was fantastic (we are fans of hummingbird), and it was served quickly. Perhaps not as hot as you get elsewhere but meant we could drink it straight away.
The breakfast we saw another table get looked good & as a nice touch they bought water bowls out for the dogs which were outside.
We will definitely go back.

Thank TischlerAndHubby
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