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Food and ambience

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for brunch and it was lovely. Had a hard time choosing as the cabinet food looked so good, as did the menu. Lovely staff, tasty food, generous pots of tea! The shop is stocked full of gourmet treats and takeaway meals.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2020

Firstly the coffee is excellent, infact we had 2 it was so good. We ordered the vension burger and botanical bowl. With passionfruit and white chocolate cheesecake and the raw snickers slice. Our lunch was going to take abit longer, waitress came and told us...straight away. I was impresed dont ever remember this happening before. Lunch was worth waiting for, both dishes very delicous. 2nd cup of coffee with our slices, very yum. We will back!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Coffee is good, first class attendance, variety of food and for bonus they have a small shop with iron pots, kitchen gadgets, exotic condiments etc, the place is fantastic. I love it.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Had really nice coffee on two occasions when visiting Te Awamutu. Looking forward to lunch at 2.05. Wanted a botanist bowl, no cooking involved. Kitchen closed at 2. No options for low carb - diabetic options. Even a few salad leaves but only ones in...cabinet. Potato or noodle. Very disappointing. No wi-fi.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Good coffee and chai latte. A great selection of deluxe goods and very yummy cakes. If I lived in T A I would try the prepared meals. Also it is open for late afternoon goodies. A delight.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

Who would have expected a cafe this good in a small country town? Great food & coffee - and also an impressive range of deli items and kitchen things too. Associated with the cafe is an excellent retail butchery next door - both businesses being...managed by passionate foodies. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 22 July 2020 via mobile

This place seems very popular and is always busy, sometimes around lunch hours it is difficult to get a table. We've dined here often but its not our first choice, the menu seems limited and tables too close to each other. As in many places...in Te Awamutu, you can sit in or outside but as with most of Te Awamutu restaurants if you sit outside it is often quite noisy with heavy traffic (although the main street, Alexandra Street is way worse with milk tankers drive through constantly). So we consider this spot yo be ok and acceptable but, sorry, there are better ones in town.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 30 May 2020

Called in for a quick cuppa, $27 for two small mocha coffees and 2 x cakes was a bit of a shock, maybe I just don't go out often enough. if the food and coffee had been wow, it wouldn't have been so bad, food...was average, mocha was that great either. Staff were friendly and the place was nice and clean.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

lovely easy setting with a wide range of affordable meals. Whether sitting inside the restaurant or outside the environmrnt is warm, lovely and inviting

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

We were expecting a quick breakfast before business meetings and the place was disorganised. So disappointed. The staff on were not keeping up and we had to ask for a menu and it took 40 minutes to get our breakfast. Food was good.. Coffee was...great but feel annoyed it took so long.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Kitchen

Yes, Red Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Yes, Red Kitchen offers delivery services.

Red Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5