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The Wooden Spoon Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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251 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 4314
08:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:30
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is consistently awesome, with great coffee, luscious sweet temptations on display....food that is! A large place which could feel ungainly, but doesn't. Divided cleverly by counter and work area closer to the front than the back, access is good, various areas to sit mean not too crowded. I go there at least twice every 3 weeks when I... More 

Thank dipage53
Incline Village, Nevada, Usa
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had made a reservation at another restaurant and they had closed when we got there - we called this place and they said come on over - so happy the original place was closed as the food here was home made and so tasty. The portions are large - it was warm and the staff was friendly- highly recommend-... More 

Thank Tracy S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always amazing, well worth the stop while out for the day. Breastfeeding / toodler friendly. Always feel at ease having that one noisey toddler

Thank Ashley D
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four came for brunch today I must say that the service and food was fantastic. We had four empty plates with four very full bellies. The service here is better than anywhere with Nicky offering to alter the menu for our youngest and Craig coming to see that we are happy and offering more hollandaise etc during... More 

Thank Sarah Jane S
Nelson, New Zealand
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Quick business visit - scrumptious scone and beaut coffee - perfect! Excellent service as always😃 cafe still busy in spite of awful roadworks in Queen Street - very happy to find out now open on Sundays yay!

Thank Vicki453
Christchurch, New Zealand
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231 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had a quick lunch catch up with a friend. Both of us had baked potatoes which were yummy and good value! Service was fine and the place had a good buzz. Exactly what we were after. Would visit again!

Thank chchgecko
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went here this morning for breakfast, I ordered eggs benedict with a side of kranskys, my partner the big breakfast. Eggs and bacon was amazing on my benedict, I don't know if it was toast or bread under it? Or half assed toasted bread? But it tasted stale. My hollendaise was waaay to buttery and way... More 

Thank Anna-kate H
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Plenty of room to relax and a good area for children in the play area. Good coffee and some really good cakes and snacks with great service and friendly staff ideally located on the Main Street of Richmond.

Thank Keithbath D
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Lovely homebaked bread, great food and good coffee - very friendly service - I recommend The Wooden Spoon café - worth the visit.

Thank jnene2017
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great place for lunch or coffee, nice menu, friendly staff, toys for the kids, heaps of parking. Nice atmosphere, lots of art on the walls for sale etc.

Thank JCS-Nelson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 4314
A friendly cafe with plenty of space to relax in. We offer an extensive range of menu and cabinet items and offer a range of dietary solutions as standard and if requested. We make our food on site from scratch and offer iCoco an Award Winning blend of coffee expertly made to your liking. Our cafe has received great reviews on TripAdvisor and from our regular customers each time they visit as well as nominations in Little Treasures and from local businesses in respect of cafe rankings and hospitality. We also won Cafe of The Year in 2014 as voted by our customers for the Nelson/Tasman Region. We look forward to sharing our cafe with you.

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