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Cabbage Tree Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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38 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
+64 7-883 1153
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the few places open on Anzac day. On our way south. Very friendly staff. Wonderful Bacon & Eggs. Up there with the very best we have ever had. Very good cabinet selection. Well priced. Nice clean cafe. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend and yes we be back

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Thank Barriew007
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch. Moderately busy. Asked for a spare plate and finally got a clean one after the third time. Food was below average. Hot drinks were sub standard. Service was generally poor. No soap in the bathroom. Asked for soap, the waitress went to find some and didn't come back (apparently there was no soap) and left 4 of... More 

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Thank 0B1Kenobi
Porirua, New Zealand
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here for breakfast after leaving Auckland early. The service was friendly and quick and the food as tasty and well presented. Would definitely stop here again.

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Thank CookieCath
Swan Hill, Australia
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413 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good setting for a cafe just opposite the info centre and Merino lamb exhibition. Food was good and served swiftly. Quaint old shop, maybe has been a school many years ago.

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Thank turoar
Waitakere City, New Zealand
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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 

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Thank Richard F
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2017 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.

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Thank Raja8182
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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

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Thank Jodee R
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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

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Thank jeffw1209
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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.

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Thank DHC2-Man
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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!

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Thank ziyao m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?