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John's Bakery & Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European
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358 Heretaunga Street West, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
+64 6-878 8594
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great relaxing café that bakes it's own on site. Good coffee and a vast selection of hot or cold food and meals.

Thank Yvonne F
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Took my Grandaughter there for morning tea, we had tasty food and lovely cold drink. Plenty of space and you can purchase loaves of bread and fruit loaves are delicious and very reasonably priced. The staff are very efficient and helpful

Thank ERrol M
Hastings, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Took my grandchildren here for lunch. Yes there were lots to choose from and all looked yummy and very well presented. Tables were a little bit cramped some were too close together. Staff were very obliging and attentive. It wasn't a cheap lunch but the food was tasty.

Thank geri162
Havelock North, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Been there a number of times. Good Value and great choices of a variety to satisfy numerous palettes.

Thank Sam202M
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went to go to John's bakery today but found a note on the door saying they not open on sundays anymore. Have watched a number of people read the sign and will probably find somewhere else to go instead of going there, no matter what day of the week. When have gone there during the week have found the food... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Napier, New Zealand
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We are always given a warm welcome at Johns. The staff are consistently outstanding with the service they provide. The place is clean and cared for and I do love the provision of the daily newspapers. A must for ALL bakeries/cafes/eateries. The food is your usual bakery food -my favourite is their doughnut! All the food looks fresh and very... More 

Thank Susie Y
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We called in last Saturday for a quick lunch - which is the past has been fine, not gourmet but ok for what it is. The glass doors that greeted us were covered in dirty finger marks, dirty tables and food on the floor. I asked if there were more of an item out of the hot cabinet as it... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I used to go here a lot and usually found the food and prices to be great. But we went on Sunday for lunch. Nothing except the pies were freshly made, (I asked), so it was all yesterdays left overs. Prices seem to have gone through the roof for some things. Not one table was clean and there were more... More 

Thank Yehudi S
Hastings, New Zealand
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203 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Right on the edge of town. Lovely selection of nicely fresh baked food. Sit inside or outside. Friendly staff. Very Good service nice food good prices. Can pop in and take away

Thank leoniehastings
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

An appalling experience. Food took 40 minutes, and when it arrived it was cold. Obtained a full refund. As this is .now the second time this has occurred, we will not return and certainly not recommend.

1 Thank NewZealandCouple

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 358 Heretaunga Street West, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-878 8594

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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?