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Checkers Cafe

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710 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 3292
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“muesli” (3 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
710 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 3 hours' driving from Whitianga in a wet and dismal morning, we had a stop in Thames and had a excellent lunch here. Not very big, but there is a lovely yard. As Chinese, we did not fully understand the menu, the waitress was...More

Thank Tan Q
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We always look forward to visits to Checkers when visiting Thames.The food is always of high quality with very friendly service.

Thank highfields
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lovely sunny courtyard garden out the back. Just the spot for a bit of "me" time indulgence. Food is good as always.

Thank mcgaval
Reviewed 16 June 2018

On a business trip from Wellington we popped into Chequers on a particularly wet and dismal day for coffee and lunch. The coffee was really superb - and I'm particularly fussy about my coffee. The Steak and Cheese pie I had was really tasty and...More

Thank ClarkeC22
Reviewed 4 May 2018

This is light, clean and airy. On a warm sunny day, the courtyard is a wonderful place to eat. The coffee is excellent and the food is also very good. We both shared a stuffed potato and the macaroni cheese. Both were a good size,...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We waited for 50 mins for our breakfast to come out, were ready to walk out and ask for refund of money. Food was average but the wait was far too long, They were not very busy, Very poor. Will not return.

Thank Liz123547
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice cafe with outside seating. Food was standard kiwi fare - not outstanding but really decent. The service though was exceptionally slow. Our family group of 4-5 waited well over an hour for our cooked breakfasts - as had another customer who...More

Thank kokoko
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Loved having a cuppa outside with the trees enclosed around our table. Unfortunately the tree trunk was kind of in the way to see friends on the other side, but we managed. I loved the experience of enjoying a cuppa and yummy kumara muffin with...More

Thank Ann_Carey2014
Reviewed 2 March 2018

I have been here before on quite a few occasions (being a local and prior to that travelling through) On this occasion, my friend and I stopped in for lunch arriving around 12.10pm on a Sunday. Agreed, it was very busy which is great for...More

Thank Ruby68641
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Went in with low expectations but everything was faultless! Great coffee, quick service & amazing food. All 4 of us on our group had amazing food. To top it off we sat at the back in a beautiful courtyard with shade what more could anyone...More

Thank W0rcesterWarri0r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 3292
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