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The Wholemeal Cafe

) #2 of 16 Restaurants in Takaka $$ - $$$ European, Cafe,
60 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9426
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great coffee” (25 reviews)
“cafe” (66 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
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Reviews (243)
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

After pupuspring we had breakfast here. Busy cafe but food was awesome! It was Public holiday so we were glad they open! Want to try different food next time.

Thank Ayumi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we pass through Takaka we like to stop here for lunch. The restaurant is huge and very interesting. There are lots of choices on the menu, you get a good portion, and the prices are quite reasonable. Definitely will go again.

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always great .... Staff very helpful and happy. Best coffee in the area! A must for anyone who appreciates good food. When we are in the area we always leave time for a visit to The Wholemeal Cafe !!! Keep up the...More

Thank Meth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy place and that's during the winter. Was packed for lunch. I can only imagine how busy they get during the summer. They have a great selection of food, vegetarian friendly menu, fresh smoothies and juices. Good coffee.

Thank ManhattanVasya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food always seems tasty and wholesome. Have always found staff there excellent but last time the young woman taking orders rolled her eyes in exasperation because I asked mistakenly asked for cheese cake when I wanted carrot cake and it was inconvenient for her!! Before...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

very "alternative" place in an old cinema (or theatre?) in the main street. Has a real good selection of healthy and homemade food, very tasty! Really nice to sit and to have a chat or to watch people

Thank tomHD
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I always stop for a cup of coffee at the least at the Wholemeal, it's always good service, friendly staff and a wide ran

Thank Stevefinch
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Not the fastest service but it was very busy at the time we had our lunch there. Good meal, nothing to complain.

Thank amisescu
52scorpio, Owner at The Wholemeal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Nothing to complain is good , hopefully next time will be awesome, thanks for taking the time to make a positive revue

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Nice atmosphere, good service, great soy-milk coffee. Nice but pretty ordinary food. Bustling with locals and tourists.

Thank JulieW1165
52scorpio, Owner at The Wholemeal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

thanks for taking the time to write a positive revue , we will work on the food ,

Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had Wholemeal cafe recommended to us by family so were keen to try it on our arrival in Takaka. I ordered the salmon quiche with a green side salad and my husband ordered one of the specials, calamari with a green risotto. He enjoyed...More

Thank Jan M
52scorpio, Owner at The Wholemeal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

thanks for taking the time to write a revue , sorry we were not up to scratch on the day , made worse by having expectations , we will have to work on our act , there is a lot of competition in takaka so...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Takaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9426
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