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“Are you a Hobbit Lover? - Come to Dew Drop Inn”
Review of Dew Drop Inn Cafe

Dew Drop Inn Cafe
Ranked #9 of 33 Restaurants in Matamata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $11
Description: Please take note that we accept Visa and Master Card. There is a car park across the road from us, street parking and our building is wheelchair accessible. A small cafe (not restaurant) with a Hobbit theme where our customers can 'dress up as a hobbit' for a small fee per person. Please 'Dew Drop Inn' and experience our Hobbit pie, Troll Stack, Elevenses, etc and a good cuppa from our wide range of teas, coffee, water or cold drinks. Our prices are reasonable, our service friendly and we always strive to get it right for our customers.
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Description: Please take note that we accept Visa and Master Card. There is a car park across the road from us, street parking and our building is wheelchair accessible. A small cafe (not restaurant) with a Hobbit theme where our customers can 'dress up as a hobbit' for a small fee per person. Please 'Dew Drop Inn' and experience our Hobbit pie, Troll Stack, Elevenses, etc and a good cuppa from our wide range of teas, coffee, water or cold drinks. Our prices are reasonable, our service friendly and we always strive to get it right for our customers.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 reviews
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“Are you a Hobbit Lover? - Come to Dew Drop Inn”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Dew Drop Inn is located behind the Hobbit Visitors' Information Centre in Hetana Street Matamata.

If you are searching for homemade food then look no further. Pies, soup, muffins, slices, tea served in Royal Dalton cups with silver spoons. Coffee that is actually coffee. The atmosphere is homely with an electric log fire, arm chairs, tables and china with a difference. Spotlessly clean and unbelievable value for money.

Do make sure you stop by to be looked after by the friendliest staff who will help you on your way with your Hobbiton experience. You will thoroughly enjoy spending time with them. Do you want to have fun dressing up Hobbit-style and taking your photo? You can eat and relax and not feel hurried along. A truly unique Inn located in Matamata.

In New Zealand you are not expected to tip but this place deserves it.

Visited 11th August 2014 - Had morning tea liked it so much we went back for lunch.

Brenda M

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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“A real fun place to eat.”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

The proprietors were such friendly people and the food wonderful -home made on the premises . We had a lot of fun dressing up Hobbit style for photos and enjoyed ourselves so much we returned for lunch of delicious soup - just like Mum used to make. The interior captured the theme of Hobbitan. They even supplied us with the recipe of a yummy cake served fresh from the oven. We were able to spend a wet cold morning in the charming warm hospitality. An experience not to be missed. Thank you

Visited June 2014
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Thank Wendy L
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Hampshire
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“Beautiful little find”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were just passing through Matamata, when we spotted signs for Hobbiton. Although we didn't have time to do the coach trip, we visited the tourist information. We parked in the car park just up Hetana Street and spotted this quirky little café. Being English, we had the obligatory cup of tea and they provided this with china tea cups/saucers and teapot. Fantastic. And, may I add was a superb cup of tea. The blueberry bran muffin was the best I think I have ever tasted. It was a family run café and the staff were very friendly. If you want to, you can don a hobbits outfit and sit and have your pictures taken in the hobbit lounge :) Alas, no pictures!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank LCHouse
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