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25 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
+64 7-895 7541
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome service, creative idea making a cafe for people to learn how to wait and cook, fantastic food. Will certainly come again!

Thank Amelia2407
Melbourne, Australia
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827 reviews
527 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A late morning snack brought me in for coffee and a muffin. My savoury muffin was bacon, cheese and tomato and came straight from the oven. I sat on a couch with my puzzle book and relaxed. The decor was restful and I was very comfortable. The staff we both quite friendly and competent.

Thank platypus150
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Very well cooked breakfast with generous servings. Eggs cooked to perfection. All reasonably priced and served with a smile. Good place to stop if hungry in Taumaranui.

Thank SimonPut
Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

You have not lived if you didn't stop at this lovely cafe and tried the most awesome banoffe pie, Neenish tart and custard square made on the premises by amazing local baker

Thank NasDar
Denver, Colorado
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182 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stopped here for breakfast before leaving town as it was close to the hotel. Ordered straightaway and sat down. Only one other customer there. Food and service were both mediocre. It's hard to stuff up bacon and eggs. Realized before leaving that this is a cafe with a religious mission. I would not eat here again.

Thank ColoradoHighlander
Levin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We called in on our way home after a long weekend in Auckland. Very hungry and not a lot to choose from we decided to give The Training Cafe a go. What a mistake.Greeted well and order taken.Informed there were no hash browns and would we like extra tomatoes etc.I chose creamy mushrooms Our hot drinks came out in about... More 

1 Thank DibblesA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Labour Weekend Monday 2016. Stopped at The Training Cafe for brunch. Upon ordering 2 x big breakfasts we were told that they had run out of hash browns - really? why didn't they send a staff member to the supermarket to get more? In place of missing hash browns my wife ordered extra creamy mushrooms and changed my order to... More 

2 Thank nzkeg
Taumarunui, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Found food to be very good as with service, took a few minutes to arrive at table, good quality and prices.

Thank theateam33
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

So went to training cafe and ordered chicken burger and chips. I got curly fries! I never asked for these. Then was told they didn't have normal chips. My partner ordered fish meal. He got a piece of fish that tasted yuk and floury. Over all the food was crap! Never Goin there again!

1 Thank traceyr27
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Passing through and needed dome lunch. We knew it was actually a training cafe but was keen to try. Great lamb sandwich and coffee and the kids enjoyed there hot dogs. Friendly staff.

1 Thank Jason E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Steakhouse, Pizza, Fast food, British, Healthy
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Taumarunui
  • Phone Number: +64 7-895 7541

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