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Talisman Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe,
Main Highway Sh 2, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
+64 7-862 8306
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good12%
  • Average16%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible19%
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Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
Main Highway Sh 2, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

My family have been visiting this cafe for years and regularly bring our overseas guests. We are surprised to read about the rudeness of the owner (maybe it has changed management in recent times?) as we have usually had satisfactory service. Its in a great...More

Thank Annaliese62
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great venue, food a bit expensive but nice, went a few times then was served by the rudest woman ever who turned out to be the owner, found out since she is k own for this. Many good places in this area don't need to...More

Thank AntoinetteJB
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It's opposite the parking lot for the Karangahake Gorge walking (and cycle) track, on SH 2. We arrived for a late lunch and were delighted with the spinach and feta filo, the coffee and the shared piece of cake. The gardens are beautiful in their...More

Thank AucklandBruce
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 9.05 to be rudely told when we walked in that they wouldn't be open for another 15mins. No offer to sit down and wait so we promptly left for the L&P Cafe in Paeroa where we had a delicious breakfast and served by...More

Thank Jillian C
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Totally non friendly, non welcoming, could not be bothered staff. We waited ages!! We were a group of 4, spending allot of money. Asked for water, which we never got and could not be bothered trying to ask for again. Entrees were only just average....More

Thank Karyl C
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A delightful cafe for a rest on your journey and to refresh your body and soul before and after walking up the river and mountain paths of Karangahake. The owner has taken old teak timbers from a railway bridge and spent the past two years...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

But sadly let down by very surly and uninviting welcome which was a bit of a disappointment as the food looked really good. But of a shame as all it would have taken was a bit of eye contact a smile and a - be...More

Thank tony00001
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We've been here several times in the past and really enjoyed the place. Could not believe the attitude of the staff this time. It was not busy but we waited and waited and waited at the counter to be served while someone cut cake on...More

Thank CWorthyeju692
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Enhances the magic of an already magical place. Good coffee with inspiring environment which is creatively decorated. Detailed wood carvings and a little shop for gifts for home

Thank MuddyPawsNZ
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The lady (manager possibly) was really rude, and the food was absolutely overpriced. After we had our coffee and food for just several minutes, the lady even asked us to LEAVE the cafe, because some of us got "take away" food. Ridiculous. Never come back...More

Thank jobvicky0521
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Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Highway Sh 2, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Paeroa
  • Phone Number: +64 7-862 8306
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