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“Just the best cheese scones!”
Review of Chalk n Cheese

Chalk n Cheese
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We visited Chalk n Cheese as part of a self-guided cycling tour. It was a welcome stop and on the itinerary for some cheese tasting. This place is well located with plenty of outdoor space for children. We started with some cheese tasting. This cost $5 but if you purchased some cheese or bought something in the cafe this was waived. The cheese was delicious and we sampled a range of cow and sheep cheese. Then we moved into the cafe having already spotted the cheese scones on the counter. We were not disappointed. Just delicious combined with great coffee and ripe figs from the trees above where we were sitting. A great place to visit.

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

Chalk n Cheese is an old English term & a currently used "Kiwi-ism" implying total opposites. Despite the antipodean name, this outdoorsy cafe seems to have uniformly good things going for it, rather than huge disparities.

The Hawthorne coffee was really well-made and our food was nicely prepared and most tasty. There's a great choice in the cabinet and a few unusual menu offerings differing from other cafes. For example: the traditional reuben sandwiche w/ pitt - -an unusual potato side salad with an egg. There are lots of great salad options in the cabinet as well as cheese scones. The cafe is co-located with local high-quality cheesemaker Origin Cheese and has a cheese tasting room.

Chalk n Cheese is open Monday to Sunday from 8am offering brekkie and lunch until
3-ish, sometimes as late as 4. If you are out for a lovely sunny Hawke's Bay day bike ride, it's a most pleasant pit stop.

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Reviewed 14 April 2016

What a lovely cafe, friendly staff but the best was the fabulous food offer. The sausage roll was huge as was the scotch egg with a good taste, chicken & veg type quiche was amazing with hot drinks .

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Thank D E
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Took my kids in today beautiful surroundings ! Great food and service .
So welcoming for kids . Great place to go.

Thank loops1985
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cncmanager, cafe at Chalk n Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Thank you for your awesome review.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I showcased Hawke's Bay with one of our guests yesterday and made the Origin Earth cafe part of this trip. Not disappointed at all with the service or the fabulous cheese selection. The wonderful young lady behind the counter passionately described the various cheese selections and showcased some of the cheeses that had won recent awards for Origin Earth. My guest was delighted and loved the experience.

We use primarily Origin Earth cheese and milk at our Bed & Breakfast for a reason. Fabulous product and a great celebration of the best in Hawke's Bay. I'd highly recommend a visit to Chalk and CHeese to all my guests.

Thank Mangawhare
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