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Food for Thought

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131 Queen Street, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
+64 6-377 5195
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great café if you want a coffee or tea with something to eat from the cabinets Good selection of cakes/savouries etc; and great prices. Magazines available to peruse while there.. Centre of Masterton on the main road, and parking right outside.

Thank Shortcat
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great coffee, food and excellent service. Yvonne you have a great cafe and I always feel welcome. Thankyou

Thank vmc636
Featherston, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My wife and I were in Masterton recently and popped into fft, Food For Thought, for lunch. The menu listing the Big Breakfast caught our attention so we both ordered it and a Mocchachino each. We forgot to ask for my wife's bacon to be cooked extra crispy so asked them when they bought it to the table. They took... More 

Thank iang229
Wellington, New Zealand
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163 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Busy, bustling, place with good selection of food. Daily newspapers available for patrons. Coffee was a bit disappointing. My cappuccino was too milky. More like a latte with froth on top

Thank Roger F
New Zealand
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157 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

While wandering around Masterton we came across "Food for Thought" Very pleasant, heaps of food to choose from, staff very friendly and the coffee was good. Premises were very clean.

Thank MarieAnnNZ
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We selected from the cabinet food for lunch. The quiche was very tasty warm nicely with a touch of salad and a very nice beetroot relish. The lamb wrap had a little too much lettuce and was too cold to really enjoy. The Earl grey tea was very nice and hot chocolate was warm and tasty. Could recommend , service... More 

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Like stepping back in time. Food boring, mostly cabinet food. Lacks atmosphere. Noisey. I wouldn't return or take visitors there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Masterton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Enjoyed a mid day quick bite here, lovely staff very bubbly lady. Only constructive comment would be to not have tables so close to the toilet area. My family was seated by the cashier in the corner by the toilets and it was not a pleasant experience. Apart from that food is decent, price a bit higher than I would... More 

Thank heavenlyone83
Blenheim, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a late breakfast. The food is homemade and fresh. Good old fashioned food.. my husband had a big breakfast and I just ate food from the cabinet.service was friendly and efficient. Loved the option of freshly made juice although I would love to have had a green vege in mine. You know when you see all of... More 

Thank jkempy
New Zealand
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720 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

There are a lot of really good food and coffee places in Masterton, and this is one of them, not only did we find the food freshly made, but it was also well priced.

Thank Narziss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Queen Street, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Masterton
  • Phone Number: +64 6-377 5195

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