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Cabbage Tree Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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38 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
+64 7-883 1153
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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tirau is a popular place to stop for travelers on the main road north, and has several cafes and lunch bars, but the most popular by far is the Cabbage Tree. Set right on the pavement, an historic building oozes character, and the inside has been enhanced by thousands of travelers signing the walls. Service is quick and pleasant; even... More 

Thank Richard F
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the cranberry with pistachio filo along with hot mocha. Throughly enjoyed it. Requested the barista to make the mocha temperate hot and she did just that. The Asian server was very polite and thankful. Well worth the pit stop.

Thank Raja8182
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover. The food was just fabulous. All meals large portion and tasty delicious burgers. All the trimmings and condiments to complement the meaty burger. Curley fries delicious. Jodee

Thank Jodee R
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the cafe when I past the town,nice place for have a coffee after long driving,awesome burger ever have as well as fast service

Thank jeffw1209
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of us called in for breakfast sitting outside, which was nice. The meals were of a good size, plenty of flavour. Coffee was pretty good, as was the service.

Thank DHC2-Man
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had fish, chips and a burger and it was all amazing! Their hot chips are without a doubt the best hot chips anywhere! If you r staying in Tirau or just driving through its well worth to stop!

Thank ziyao m
Auckland, New Zealand
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to have a burger. I asked the waiter which burger was best, but she didn't know. Too bored, and had not tried them. Anyway we ordered the pulled pork one. Two burgers and coke for $52. No issue with the price, but the burgers were pretty terrible. Chips were nice. So if you feel like a beer... More 

Thank Andrew C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic people, beautiful food, the best coffee I've ever had. And the walls are amazing, so many memories, we had to add our own little bit. Would definitely recommend for anyone (and yes they do gluten free, haha)

Thank Ann D
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Well done team Cabbage Tree Cafe Service was very friendly and food excellent What a package and recommend a stop over for sure !

Thank Stretch1958
Feilding, New Zealand
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I stopped for lunch here. I had the chicken noodle salad which was huge . Lots of salad. Could have had a bit more chicken but the service was great and the iced coffees were delicious

Thank 55June

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Tirau
  • Phone Number: +64 7-883 1153

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