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“Good for a quick bite”
Review of Cafe 131

Cafe 131
Ranked #8 of 23 Restaurants in Methven
Price range: $3 - $18
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: All day freshly prepared Meals. Morning and Afternoon tea. Gluten free options. A wide variety of choice! Black-board Specials.
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good for a quick bite”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I found the atmosphere to be cosy and comforting, wih a nice little nook for those that just want to read. There is a bit of diversity of food, especially for a cafe. It is located in an easy-to-reach spot. The pastries are their best dishes.

Highlight: The cosy atmosphere

Lowlight: I found the staff a little displeasing. The ladies were just a little cold, and on occasion not helpful. Though many other New Zealanders I have met have been warm and friendly, I did not get that same feeling here.

Overall: Okay. Fine place to get a muffin or something, but not my favorite cafe in New Zealand.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Micaela G
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English first
Methven, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Coffee”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Cafe 131 is a great place for coffee in Methven. Service is great and the food is really yummy. Plenty of choices from all day breakfast to soup, cabinet food and many other choices on the menu. Staff are friendly and atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Joan W
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Wellington
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Service above and beyond, great coffee and food!”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

My partner and I ordered the chicken salad and a slice of lemon coconut cake to share between us, as well as two lattes. The waitress asked if we wanted an extra plate, and I said yes please. When she served us the salad had been split between two plates, beautifully arranged and served, even down to it's own little dish of dressing. Really above and beyond service! The food was excellent, as was the coffee. Highly, HIGHLY reccommended :D

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank picina
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Waimate, New Zealand
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Big breakfast”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had the big breakfast, which was cooked very nicely and was a big meal. We did not however like the fact the floor was sticky enough that your shoes stuck! When mentioned there was no hope of a change as the waitress said it had been mopped the night before! Also, we found the prices high.

Visited November 2012
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Thank CanNZ
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Methven, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Local Flavour”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Cafe 131 is situated on the Main St of Methven and it's easy to find as Methven is small. During the ski season this cafe is very busy, but that doesn't stop in the summer. If you are coming with a group booking it pays to call first and book a bigger table, some days it's standing room only! The coffee is great, Denise the owner and her local staff are fun and friendly and the scones are great, especially when it's Cheese and Harissa day! There is an added bonus of a Bring or Borrow "library" at the back so if you are there for the ski season, you'll never have to buy another book, which in New zealand can be expensive! If you're getting the Big Brekkie or the Scrambled Eggs and Bacon, you won't be walking away empty. Just a lovely cafe with a nice atmosphere and good food, and that's what it's all about isn't it?

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank PBrown43
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