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“Great food and loveliest ambience”

Colenso Country Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Quick Bites in Tairua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We loved our random visit to this cafe on our way on Sunday afternoon. We were the last customers yet served well and asked to take our time even though the rain came down. We ordered smoked fish pie, bacon and egg sandwich, garden salad, silverbeet tart, mushroom tart but the feijoa and coconut cake with poached fiejoas and cream topped the list. Everything was so good, Dixie the dog and the 2 donkeys were the highlight. Their shop had some great products as well.a

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Always stop here when visiting Hahei/Whitianga. Great place to rest have a nice tea/coffee and delish food to go with it. Lovely country outlook with ample parking and the children like seeing the farm animals in the close by paddock. Sweet little gift shop that sells jams and other lovely little treats. This place is lovely

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Had been to this cafe many years ago and was happy to see it was still here and still serving food of a very high standard. Lovely place to relax with a drink under the trees.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Fantastic food, lovely garden to sit in as well! We enyoed it so much that we returned for a second visit! Not always easy to please a vegetarian and a meat eater but this place does! And a pavlova to die for! Great staff, great food, clean loos. We loved it!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I did a review of Colenso in October 2014 and found it under welming, sadly nothing has changed, well yes it has actually, the Coffee used to be good, now it's terrible. Something on the Menu called a Grapefruit cake was recommend by two of the Staff as being moist and beautiful, reality was that it was tasteless and dry, the Bacon and Egg Pie was ok but prity ordinary. The selection in the food Cabinet use to be excellent, lovely Pavlovas, Lemon Merange Pie and great selection of Savory. Always had somthing on the Menu that made you remember the place after you left, all I remember after this visit is the Forty Dollar we left there, but it won't happen again. Sorry people , I know its the only Cafe around in the area but stop ripping people off like this, obviosly new owers who couldn't care less about return custom, would think it would
Obe more new owers before I go there again too

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jimdrops
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