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“Perfection”
Review of Mustard Seed Cafe

Mustard Seed Cafe
Ranked #13 of 23 Restaurants in Turangi
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: International, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Bay of Plenty
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stopped for a late lunch while travelling yesterday. Had their delicious Bacon, Egg, Pea and Feta Pie. Didn't bother with the salad, I knew the pie alone would fill me up, and it did. So much so that I didn't need dinner later that evening. The food is delicious, the service efficient and friendly, the soy latte was yummy too. Kinda happy that my initial choice for lunch that day was closed.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank RandomDiva
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English first
Tokoroa, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

The breakfast was not as appealing as before,small with a big price.Coffee was okay and the service at the counter was not up to standard.Staff were in the kitchen talking instead of being behind the counter.
Not much on offer,not worth the price.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank TamsnG
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awful, just awful”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

So sad to say ... paid $3 extra for salad which consisted of lettuce and a few grains of grated carrot. Got a flat white coffee ... so flat looked like instant. The young man behind the counter took 3 tries to get our order correct. Not a relaxing or happy atmosphere

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank karinmark
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Taumarunui
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Why would I come back to be treated so badly a second time”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Oh my goodness from the second we walked in the door we got the rudist look of contempt with eye contact that I have ever had. There was no hello nothing, that started that, With the prices the way they are I cant understand what thats about. Turangi is a lovely small town and to be charging Queenstown Prices is exhorbitant. Even eating in Taupo at a Cafe is tons cheaper than this place and you dont mind paying a bit more when the food is to die for. When I put my order of what I wanted in the lady kept sighing because I was specific. One small redeeming factor was that the food was tasty, however there are many places that food is tasty and they treat you wonderfully.
When you leave a place in a different mood than when you entered and its not a good one then that is the sure sign not to go back. The sad thing is this seems not to have been a bad day for them, by reading other comments this seems to be the norm.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Hawky69
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Only if you have a thick skin”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

It's sad when good place goes off! Used to visit here and enjoy the coffee the food and the atmosphere. Not sure if it changed hands, the last two times we've been here the food has been passé if it hadn't run out, but the coffee was not delightful and the service has been downright rude. Won't be coming back again.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Gogginc
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