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Cafe 131

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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131 Main Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
+64 3-302 9131
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great people and great coffee. How can that combination be topped? I left something in the café and the staff ran across the street with it! Can't say thanks enough.

Thank sbj04769
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and scone at the weekend. The seats were amazingly comfortable but the coffee arrived at a country town speed after we had finished our food!

Thank Jenny A
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great spot for a morning brekkie. We stopped in for a quick bite, but unfortunately we finished our food before our coffees arrived. Nice people, good food, would give it another go!

Thank nztravelqueen_32
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

After a good night in town, we've decided my friends and I to have a coffee here before to leave. Our worst experience ever, the ladies were very impolite with us, the food took 20 minutes to arrived to our table. The wifi was working well though. Until it had been shut down. If you don't like to work in... More 

Thank Pierrick Ö
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice and welcoming little cafe - great for coffee before going up the mountain. Always have the snow report on the counter in case you want it and wifi to keep updated. Good food and coffee made fresh at the same price as up at mt hutt.

Thank KC-Lala
Gore, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is what a cafe should be. We didn't feel pressured to make up our minds, there was a great selection, the coffee was good and the service was impeccable. There was a pile of sparkling glasses beside the free water and the toilets were spotless. The prices were very reasonable. And there were no screaming kids! Peace! No blaring... More 

Thank mauricejean
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast special here is good value, kept me full for longer than expected and all tasty on the 3 mornings I visited in a group of 4. The tea... Lots of variety, really thoughtful to have a warning apparatus for my 2 cup tea pot. And you'll want every last drop!

Thank Mary V
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cafe 131 cooks an awesome 'small' (?) breakfast. They make very good coffee and have free wifi and an open fire. Highly recommended.

Thank phantomfisho
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Wonderful brunch, delicious coffee, great staff. Highly recommend this cafe. Small breakfast with extra black pudding was marvellous, eggs benedict delicious

Thank Ajo412
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely fire in winter. Great coffee and the porridge is really delicious! There is a big selection of home made cakes and slices. Staff are very friendly - plus free wifi!!

Thank Gillianbr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Main Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 9131
All day freshly prepared Meals. Morning and Afternoon tea. Gluten free options. A wide variety of choice! Black-board Specials.

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