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Review of Workmans Cafe Bar

Workmans Cafe Bar
Ranked #3 of 44 Restaurants in Matamata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $22
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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 six days and nights a week,[ Tuesday through to Sunday ] 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 4 weeks ago

Visited on 7/7/20 on way to Auckland. We thought we would stop in for dinner. We ordered 2 x Scotch and fries, 1 x well done and 1 x rare. Well what was received was 2 x scotch and vegetables instead of fries and eggs. Both steaks were rare. Upon questioning 1 steak was taken away sliced and refried! Received steak back absolutely mutted and still rare on the edges plus they tried to fix up by giving us fries and eggs. When paying I asked for a discount as the food was not what was ordered. Chef said no. However we did get 2 lemonades free as one was spilled over the table by the waitress. Not good PR skills at all, a simple act of good faith would have gone a long way. Will never stop there again and will not recommend to others

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank JudyR1873
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

We took the food and were delighted with the snacks. The staff was friendly and had fun with us Germans. Very pleasant atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Thank Plitty
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

We had a quick dinner here on a Sunday night. The decor is such a blast & they have the best looking and most charming team in the country. We had the vegetarian pasta and the pumpkin, halloumi and avocado salad. Both were so delicious, I recommend them without hesitation! The beer was great & the sparkling elderflower was beautiful! If you're in the neighbourhood give this place a go, you wont regret it! I cant wait to go back :)

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank 8laurianne8
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scr0nk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2020

Hey 8laurianne8, thanks for your review it's appreciated. I remember you two on that Sunday night I had a wee chat with you both before I went home, and you are spot on about the good looking team we are full of charm cheers Syd

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Reviewed December 8, 2019

The host was a barrell of fun and good energy, and the food was great and good value ofor money, i would certainly recommend this venue as a place to go and relax and enjoy good food and service.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Thank Peter K
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goodasgold6, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

Hey Peter K, me a barrel of fun ….. I hope so love my little cafeteria in the village been here 26 years so I suppose that says something …. glad you enjoyed cheers Syd.

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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

Great service and quality food. The bacon and egg toastie keeps me coming back every time I come through Matamata.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank dicemanz
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scr0nk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2019

Hey dicesmanz, that's what its all about you keep coming back because of the quality of the food and the service and I'm very happy that we keep our standards up cheers Syd.

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