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“Great stopover for coffee or lunch”

Mainline Station Cafe
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Cheviot
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Stotfold, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
394 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Great stopover for coffee or lunch”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We came across this lovely little cafe on our way from Kaikoura to Christchurch. Just off SH1 south of Cheviot. The coffee was excellent and the cakes ... very difficult to chose which one to have! Nice outside tables on a shady deck. Would have been great to have lunch there but it was a bit early ... next time perhaps.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Chris F
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid Monday Afternoons”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

On a very nice Monday out with half a dozen elderly women, we called into Mainline at 2.45pm only to be told that the staff "like to get home by 3pm on a Monday". This dented a fine day out and we wondered whether it was JUST Monday that staff liked to go home early, despite the opening times (close 4pm six days a week, closed TUESDAY) on the internet and stated CLEARLY at their door. Be warned, DON'T visit on a Monday afternoon - YOU WON'T BE SERVED!!!
Go instead that extra (10) mile(s) to the Off Road Cafe at Greta Valley, where the coffee and biscuits are good, and the service EFFICIENT & FRIENDLY - Off Road Cafe, Greta Valley!!

Visited February 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great stop over”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

We popped in on the way to Kaikoura. It is a great little place with nice food, and a lovely feel. We both had coffee and the yoghurt cakes. We also bought a home spun jersey for our soon to be born son.

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Thank Trent M
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful cafe”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Great espresso and beautifully decorated café. Highly recommended to stop over for coffee & pastries.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank RickFun35
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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“another place where to stop”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

what a surprire! we saw this cafe just on our way to south, we stopped without expecting anything but a poor sandwitch and istead we found an amazing place. the chef worked in a cruise ship and his food has been fantastic, then another surprire, we just enjoyed our meal on the restaurant's backyard in the middle af a loely garden with flowers and birds ... simply awesome!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Gianluca M
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