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The Kitchen

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45 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Tuakau, New Zealand
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looking for coffee and cake we'd left one cafe because they had so little choice of gluten free (chocolate brownie again!) We walked into the Kitchen and found at least 4 choices plus salads. I had the gluten free pizza and the chocolate and beetroot cheese cake. Delicious. The service is a little slow but worth it for the food... More 

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Thank David L
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very very tasty! Friendly owner. Foodies delight! Would definitely go back! I had stunning muesli, friends had breakfast bowl which looked amazing. Hubby had Spanish style beans. He loved it!

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Thank ClareOShorty
Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Top breakfast from the great coffee to the food .Just magic.Really healthy food.Friendy service. Cost for 2 approx $40.

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Thank MikeGlobal
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619 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've belonged to food coops for years so when we stumbled on this healthy store, we felt right at home. We shared a large salad (with three choices) and a Swiss chard quinche. Delicious!!! Thank you!

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Thank Feenixwest
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I want to know the secret to this cafe's food - it's healthy and completely delicious, so much better than the unhealthy versions, I wish this cafe was where I lived but I will be visiting every time i'm back in the Hawkes Bay, and will be taking food for the road as well! Fabulous fabulous!

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Thank JoeyJames26
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the place today for late breakfast and we really enjoyed our meals. Very tasty and quality ingredients !!!

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Thank 266lizas
Wellington, New Zealand
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318 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A generous slice of vegetarian pizza for him, a spanakopita for me. Both yummy. Coffee to follow hit the mark too. Lovely big, airy place open to the street with a few tables as well as a roomy courtyard at the back. Friendly helpful staff.

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Thank Julie M
Sacramento, California
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420 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The choice of vegan, gluten free and vegetarian food is relatively good in New Zealand in general. This cafe has healthy choices with 5-6 salads, an open sandwiches and a soup, and some desserts. The coffee is good. You order at the counter and they bring your food to you when ready. Nothing looked enticing to me. Maybe I'm approaching... More 

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Thank Julie S
Sale, Cheshire, UK
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182 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great setting at the side of the fantastic shop, lovely choice of healthy, freshly made food and great coffee! There is a nice outside area with tables and chairs for sunny days and good seating inside. So nice to have a vegetarian cafe, there is little choice at many places for vegetarians. The Kitchen is a little gem!

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Thank Juliesamari
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Having had a couple of days of lavish eating, I was in desperate need of some simple, healthy food and this cafe delivered! The vege and lentil soup was just what my body ordered - wholesome and delicious. My partner enjoyed bread and feta cheese - again simple and very tasty. Definitely recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier

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