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Cafe Primo e Secundo

38 McMillan St., Methven, New Zealand
+64 3-302 9060
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 McMillan St., Methven, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always call in for a coffee and cake when in this part of Nz. Delicious selection of cakes and muffins... recommend carrot cake cup cakes. Coffee is spot on and service friendly. The cafe itself is filled with antiques and collectibles making for a unique...More

Thank 90sGinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not streamlined or trendy like your usual café...it is a second hand shop with everything for sale. this is the second time I have been here as it is so different to your usual café. Very quirky! Nice areas to sit and...More

Thank chris w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Primo is one in a million, a well loved local Cafe that adds much flavor to this wee town. It's a Cafe Op Shop. The decor is as colorful as the owner Marya. There's always some banter happening around the counter. No two days are...More

Thank Shamroc
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely, cosy, unique place to come for breakfast, as my wife and I have done a couple of times now. The service is very good. The staff are lovely and chatty. I've had the Big Brekkie both times I've been, and it has...More

Thank jarebaboo
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and cake today yummy homemade food with flair. Chocolate Brownie, Almond & Orange cake, Savory scon, gr8 coffee TOO! I can't wait to go back. Friendly service from all staf. 10/10 experience i definitely recommend.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Like Lisa Stansfield says I've been around the world. But Primo in Methven - wow. Laden with personality, this two room Alladin's cave of artefacts is a perfect subterfuge - a gourmands hangout masquerading as an impeccably curated seconds shop. Crispy chocolate croissants, edgy espressos...More

Thank allan220
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Very yummy food, friendly staff & impressed by this unique styled cafe..filled with lots of antiques & antique furniture..all of which is also up for purchase. Has a feeling of relaxing in your own home but in the old days! It's quite different which makes...More

Thank Hayley C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Wife, toddler and I arrived for lunch on a Thursday. No waiter or waitress to have us seated, so assumed there was no table service. Proceeded to the counter to find menus but couldn't any. 1 staff member making coffees, 1 staff heating up pre...More

2  Thank wlu10
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Friendly, quirky vibe. Great food. However, overcharged by proprietor who adds stuff up on the back of an envelope, unless of course a pot of tea for two, an apple juice, a caramel milkshake, and a hot chocolate should be 45 dollars, for just the...More

2  Thank AndrewFarrell102
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great second hand shop but not for food. Check out kitchen small and dirty no food safety here surprised that health and safety have not checked.

1  Thank Stolid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 McMillan St., Methven, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 9060
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