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Cabbage Tree Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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38 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
+64 7-883 1153
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us visited for lunch, it wasn't particularly busy at the time. My son and husband order the Buffalo wings and I ordered a type of fish pie. The meal arrived promptly enough, the Buffalo wings were a huge bowl of wings with a sticky sauce, there really should have been a finger-bowl as it was messy to eat.... More 

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Thank Peejay3
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even by stopping here before lunch we found it hard to find an empty seat. It was a sunday and Tirau was very busy. Had a lovely chat to the owner about the menu and decided on the buffalo wings. Excellent pick. They were covered in a bourbon(?) sauce so it tasted like a yummy sweet n sour sauce with... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited this cafe several times in the past but when I went 30/11/16 for a bit of brunch I was very disappointed with what I had on the plate for the money paid. Two poached eggs ok, bit of bacon so,so but 4 dollars for a wee bit of not so very nice hash brown approx 50mm x 12mm... More 

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Thank Jimy2x
Heidelberg, Germany
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is good without being spectacular, there is a small selection of burgers, three salads and some breakfast options. Service is fast and friendly and the portions are very big.

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Thank Pixxidix
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super fast service Very nice food.... the service was awesome. Neat building. Defiantly a must stop If passing. Coffee was really nice.

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Thank Bevan K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food looked great but the coffee has room for improvement! Didn't taste like coffee but it was a very busy day. Perhaps a better place for food :)

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Thank Alina V
Whangarei, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came through on a wet day and needed a good coffee and something to eat. Found it here. Excellent coffee and truly memorable creamy garlic mushrooms. The girls are so welcoming and nothing is any bother. Will return.

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Thank Susan B
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stop here on our way south the coffee is amazing orders a large and it is just that hot and strong got a garlic prawns salad 6 prawns fresh salad very nice but I feel it is a bit pricey great staff

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Thank thistledoons
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here today as looked great from the outside and the inside and food lived up to it. Coffee was great and food was exceptional! We had out two teenage daughters with us and had the Pork belly pie, Chicken and cranberry roll and Kumara parties with a savoury scone between us. Very well priced and the taste with all... More 

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Thank MikeSwallow
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is our usual stop on the way back to Auckland and it's awesome every time. The food is delicious and the service is fab. Take time to read some of the comments that are on the walls. Write your own too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Tirau
  • Phone Number: +64 7-883 1153

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