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“Overpriced, terrible service, terrible food” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mustard Seed Cafe

Mustard Seed Cafe
Ranked #13 of 22 Restaurants in Turangi
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Overpriced, terrible service, terrible food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Stopped off on the way back from Taupo on a Sunday to have some lunch before we hit the Desert Road. Absolutely terrible place. Freezing cold. Expensive.

The teenaged staff were more interested in flirting with each other than paying customers any attention - deeply sorry I want to contribute to your wages! How inconvenient! Our food was brought separately, so my partner had finished her meal before mine arrived. When my omelette did arrive, it was burnt and almost thrown at me by the surly teenager who brought it.

Terrible food, too expensive, and served by people who not only didn't care, but actually managed to show outward contempt for us, in a place so cold we couldn't take our coats off. Capturing the travelling trade and racking up your prices accordingly is one thing, but actively not caring and displaying contempt for them because they probably won't come back is another.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chris C
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best coffee in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Bad coffee doesn't tend to survive in New Zealand however when you find a really good one that stands above the others a wee rave is not out of place so this is it! My wife is a very fussy soy chai drinker and, well, I just know a good latte when it hits the tongue so go no further than here. The bacon and eggs are pretty good too.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank WhakaipoLodge
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Wellington, New Zealand
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202 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

We stopped in to the Mustard Seed after completing a walk along the river. We found the cabinet food limited although there was a significant cooked to order menu. They have an outdoor alfresco dining area amongst the Rose bushes but unfortunately they have locked it off for the off season. The coffee was good.

Visited April 2012
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Thank beanb41
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Berkshire
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Lovely coffee and food. Watch out though, it closes at 3pm.

Visited March 2012
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Thank GlenBerkshire
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Wellington
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Nice Breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

Pleasant service, breakfast was nice, we had a full cooked breakfast. The cost was reasonable.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dee S
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