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“Poor service and mostly overpriced”
Review of Wild Coast Cafe

Wild Coast Cafe
Ranked #5 of 6 Restaurants in Punakaiki
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Poor service and mostly overpriced”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

Other than a $5.50 pie seems a bit of a rip off as they know you have no where else nearby. We paid $10 for mueisli, $6 for carrot cake...Charging for wifi even if you eat their seems excessive and toilets not great either.

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Very pleasent suprise”
Reviewed April 4, 2011

Not a lot of choice in Punakaiki so had low expectations of this place. Initial reaction was a very tidy west coast pub, has obviously been refurbed recently. Price of dinner menu was initially bit excessive but food more than live up to it. We had a glorious ribeye steak with bacon and special mushrooms, was a the best meal of our 7 day trip around the south island. I look forward to returning again soon.

  • Visited April 2011
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London, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
“Expensive, poor queue management”
Reviewed March 12, 2011

This café is conveniently situated for the Pancake Rocks and seems to rely on the fact that travelers are unlikely to be visiting the rocks twice. It serves are range of already hot and waiting for you (for some time) meals at around $20 as well as sandwiches ($7) and other snacks and drinks. It is popular with large coach parties as well as individual travelers. It suffers from a badly designed and managed queuing system for food and drinks whereby food gets served immediately and your drinks (typically $5 each) can take some while to catch up and your hot drinks can be very cool when they finally arrive. Despite this, the quality of the cooling drinks is very good, that of the food is less so.

  • Visited February 2011
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