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“Great Coffee But slow service this weekend”
Review of Workmans Cafe Bar

Workmans Cafe Bar
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Matamata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Workman's café is a fun friendly environment that happily serves great coffee and fresh local food five days and nights a week, we take pride in what we do and how we present ourselves. Great comfy chairs, great sounds, fab ambiance, and good looking staff all help to provide an experience we hope you will enjoy . Cheers Syd
Reviewed April 20, 2014

There were a few visual clues that made think this place was worth checking out for brunch and it was.

Food was good and tasty, but it was very slow to come out. I presume this was due to it being Easter Weekend.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a dining experience not to be missed. Syd, the host, is a very friendly and bubbly person and will make you feel like you are his personal guest. Lovely food at a reasonable price.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

enjoyed the selection of GF lunch choices .Will be having lunch there more often, always entertaining service from Syd.

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Thank Pauline B
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Workman's is like our local when we are in Matamata and we love it. Over the past month (March) we would have been three times and have not been so impressed with the food as usual. The first time was dinner with friends (local people) and we found the menu somewhat over the top, there were lots of add ons and to many things going on the plate. The food was nice but over complicated where as it used to be about the fish not all the extra stuff under in or on it and you lose the taste. The second time was the same with so many dishes offered on top of the menu, by the time the waitress was done telling us the specials we forgot the first option. My partner had a beef and kumara salad and the meat was tough and tasteless??? Not the usual standard.
Please go back to how you were over the past 18mth we have enjoyed the fantastically cooked fish, fresh flavour as less is often best. We will be back because we love this place and the service is tops but miss the clean fresh tastes of your food.

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Thank cambarker
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had dinner (steak with mashed potatoes) at Workman's and were very pleased with the quality. It really stands out as one of the best spots on the central North Island. Came here in January and were back in February but unfortunately the chef was out for an emergency so we couldn't repeat the experience yet. We will try again.

We had our infant son with us, and the staff went out of their way to make sure our dining experience was good. They brought his food first, and provided lots of toys to entertain him while we were having our dinner.

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Thank FrederikVan
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