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soul food

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European, British
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69 Hautapu St, Taihape, New Zealand
+64 6-388 0176
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This cafe was recommended by a local and it was really great. Nice Mochas and tea leaf Earl Grey tea withe a cute cup and saucer.

Thank Susan P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Soul Food has amazing food BUT does not show any prices for food in the cabinet. When it is busy, as at lunch time on the weekend, you are made to feel a nuisance for asking. Also the lady serving us today was obviously having a bad day as she had no hospitality skills at all. She didn't have a... More 

Thank XtypeJAG
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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425 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe has a warm,inviting feel about it- perhaps because of the log fire stove and the large wooden furniture and homely decor. Good menu of nourishing home cooked food. We chose the homemade soup - nourishing and hearty and only $10 a bowl served with crusty bread . ... mmm delicious!

Thank Brandylady
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in en route, just looking for a reasonable lunch. Meals were fantastic and more than filled us up. Great selection of options.

Thank Chris S
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at this place on a quiet Tuesday morning. I found the selection of food both on the menu and in the cabinet to be very basic. Had to wait five minutes to be served despite there being a good number of staff. If you are you thinking about stopping at this place don't, there are better places in... More 

Thank 904williea
Trondheim, Norway
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely café with fresh breakfast and lunch meals. Take away pastries as well. Great coffee and cakes too. Small and cozy!

Putaruru, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Travelling home, lunch time, pulled into small NZ town Taihape. Parked and wandered the main street; saw Soul Café. Great menu, awesome looking baked goods, reasonable prices and brilliant quick service. Would recommend to anyone and would stop in anytime passing through :-). Best café ever!

Thank KerryFabrie
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Love , love , love this cafe. I always stop here on my travels. Never disappointed , fabulous food, great coffee , awesome service.

1 Thank Brenda M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Enjoyed a delicious lunch at a great price. Highly recommended, will definitely stop in again when in Taihape.

Thank piet D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stopped in Taihape for lunch on our Tour of New Zealand. This was not one of your fancy delicatessens but served good old fashioned comfort food with real tea made with tea leaves, not tea bags. i tried the savoury mince on toes, while my wife had the macaroni cheese. Both were excellent and filling. Not a lot of... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Hautapu St, Taihape, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Rangitikei District  >  Taihape
  • Phone Number: +64 6-388 0176

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?