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The Fig Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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93 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 6549
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Salad was dripping in salad dressing and was about 3prawns in it. Staff didn't even seem to care when I mentioned it. Not great value for Money for what they charged. Asked for a hot coffee was served luke warm very expensive for what it was...

Thank belladonna001
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30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Great food, good value but the wait is ages! On the 3 occasions we have tried, it didn't improve each time. If you only have an hour for lunch, don't bother or love eating fast.

Thank jude c
Cardiff, Wales
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478 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

This well located café serves really good food and at prices most families can afford. It bustles with activity providing a convenient watering hole to Whakatane shoppers and visitors and it is situated in the pretty main street, just behind the Library

1 Thank jollyrobert
Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Food and coffee was excellent - so good we went back the next day for lunch. Service was friendly and prompt

Thank Paula S
Calgary, Canada
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413 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

So many places have severe regional variations on popular items and the Fig is simply a wonderful simple and quality sandwich shop and cafe. The steak, mushroom and cheese was terrific and highly recommended, and you will enjoy the selection from the rest of their menu as well!

Thank Christopher C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Looked like a nice place and went with friends for lunch. Service was terrible and lunch took about an hour to reach the table, one meal was another 10 minutes. No apology and two of the meals were served without main ingredients as advertised. The pork crackling had no crackling. There would have been been better craic down the road... More 

2 Thank Bluebelletoo
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Me and my partner came here for the first time yesterday for lunch and the food was amazing! I had the caeser sandwhich and he had a curry and we were both extremely pleased with both the food and the service. Could see they were very busy but there was no long wait and the waitress was very attentive. Very... More 

Thank caitigs
Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Awful service 30 minutes wait for 1 egg benny and one big breakfast and one morning tea, we watched as 2 families walked out for lack of service, we had not eaten all day and had driven 3 hours and since we had paid we had to wait then one of our party had to return her scone as there... More 

6 Thank bayofplentyweddings
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

This a must visit café, fresh, yummy always helpful staff. It became my 'go to' for meals. I had breakfast of eggs on toast and a cesar salad that was divine. My friends were very impressed with their coffee and cake and also the banana, bacon, French toast, breakfast they ordered. It was no trouble to share a meal or... More 

1 Thank Christine M
Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

amazing service as I walked into The Fig just before closing but was still treated as a valued customer. Their blueberry caramel slice is a must have....I'd love the recipe.

1 Thank Bree H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-308 6549
You can judge a cafe by its popularity! Fig Licensed Cafe is a go-to favourite that makes a good all-in-one stop, especially with the yummy foods from the blackboard menu, the great coffee and the option to also enjoy a glass of wine or beer. Fig serves tasty fare for breakfast and lunch, and resonates a Kiwi take on urban sophistication. Relax indoors or enjoy the outside courtyard, which is peacefully tucked away with the rolling hills as a backdrop and also features local art sculptures. All food is baked & prepared on premises and there is free wireless internet. The Fig is a great place to create memories with the people closest to you.

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