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Totally Roasted Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9396
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there yesterday for breakfast. My husband had the eggs benedict and I had the corn fritters. Both were really yummy. It was a nice quiet spot for breakfast.

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Thank Dani P
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We liked the atmosphere in this cafe. Clearly lots of local customers. You could spend time here chilling with coffee and magazines. Coffee was good but the apple ginger cake was terrible.

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Thank Simonette B
Napier, New Zealand
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55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

First the positive: Totally Roasted has a nice outdoor seating area. However, if you are staying in Pohara and are looking for good coffee and breakfast then I suggest you take your car and drive the 8km to Takaka. Totally Roasted’s coffee is average and their breakfasts (although nicely presented) lack flavour. I am honestly questioning if some of the... More 

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Thank GlobalGerbil
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

coffee was really good.. service not bad.. food... yeah well.. we came in for pancakes with bacon and banana maple syrup.. it was cold.. the bacon was just cooked and just didn't taste that great. lovely people but need to up their game on the food. would have to be the only place we are disappointed in in the region.... More 

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Thank Morgan K
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went for a couple of flat whites, since NZ is known for them. My partner commented that hers was way too strong so I took it back and asked for more milk. The server's response was "it's SO not strong today." She was busy, and looked very harried. I said "We got two flat whites and mine was fine, but... More 

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Thank Karen L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stopped for a light lunch and thinking it being a roastery the coffee would be good. I t was most disappointing. It had a burn't taste so much so I could not drink it. The food was adequate but we found the staff not the most friendly. I would not be going back.

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Thank Hjenjoy
Blenheim, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Bitter burnt tasting coffee, and day old cabinet food served lukewarm. There was an impressive selection of gluten free cakes and slices but after tasting the coffee and savoury offerings we decided not to risk it. The place looked inviting from the road, and the young girl serving was prompt and polite - a shame about the older lady who... More 

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Thank 3Bubs3
18mclean, Owner at Totally Roasted Cafe, responded to this review

you are so rude , how interesting you publicly state that " locals know to stay away ' you might like to remove this comment , which is untrue and slander . More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and we all enjoyed what we ordered - great specials. Amazing coffee. Service really good. Loved the laid back atmosphere. Went back later in the day for take away cakes (they looked SO amazing in the cabinet!) - lemon meringue pie was excellent and best I have ever tasted!

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Thank DREWTJ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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163 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Stopped here for a coffee. Very nice cafe, the food looked good and I intend to return for lunch. The outside area is sheltered with a lovely relaxed vibe.

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Thank philippagoile
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594 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The cake choice was superb - we couldn't decide which to go for, so ordered several and ate the lot. So full afterwards that our party had to split up as we couldn't move. Had to hitch back into town when we were ready. Totally Roasted - totally worth it.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Pohara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9396

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