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Cafe Mondo

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State Highway One, Plimmerton, Porirua, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Super garden centre let down my this cafe. Been a few times and the service is shocking and the food expensive . Went in today as it has been refurbished. Apart from about eight huge thick Turkish bread sandwiches I couldn't see much else on offer . Decided to just have a coffee and read the paper, no newspapers available... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Returned here recently after an unfortunate experience a few months ago. Has the service improved? No. Ordered 2 coffees a toasted sandwich and quiche. The coffees and toasted sandwich were served - no quiche. After a while we were watching what appeared to have been the last piece of quiche taken from the cabinet, then having been removed from the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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199 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We have visited Café Mondo twice in the past two weeks. It is sited inside the Palmers Garden Centre. It is overpriced, for what is provided. They haven't got their planning right for amount and selection of different café snacks and their coffee is appalling. Dishwater is stronger than the coffee served up. On both occasions we were there we... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

..... to argue with customers who know what they (customers) requested in the way of sweetener for coffees. This is the type of café who decide to put the sweetener in coffee rather than handing out sachets or tablets . Knowing this we asked which cup had sweetener in today, were advised both had and that what was written on... More 

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Thank 17Barb17
Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We stopped for a late brunch. Cafe inside Palmers Garden Centre. Garden Centre very nice. Counter staff could of been a more friendly. Ordered squid rings, chips & salad. We received 4 squid rings (which were very tasty). Not many quid rings (but the meal was only $12) but salad and the very hot chips were nice. We were going... More 

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Thank JustusHutt
Wellington, New Zealand
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Menu food such as breakfasts are good but the standouts for me are the ginger gems, south island cheese rolls and the mondo shakes. Nice to club type sandwiches always feature in the cabinet.

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Thank CosmicCowgirl
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

I visited over the weekend and enjoyed the environment. The service was fine, the food was basic but tasty. What was such a disappointment for me, was the state of the toilets. These are the toilets that are used by all the garden shop customers as well. Considering the amount of customers in the garden centre and the cafe, I... More 

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Thank Katie M
Wellington, New Zealand
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179 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

It was busy after we received our meals. We both had corn fritters which were nice but could have done with some sort of seasoning in them - even salt and pepper would have been good. It was served with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce on the side so at least you could add more flavours. It came with... More 

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Thank white0nes
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

A friend and I had lunch at Cafe Mondo. It was a busy Friday with most tables full. We both ordered off the specials board. There was a very long wait for both the pot of tea and especially the food. The food was not as good as at home as far as my curried sausages on toast went. My... More 

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Thank Sue S
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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195 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Cold coffee served slowly. Ordered a cake too... Waited and eventually asked. It's not that hard to make coffee and deliver one cake when hardly any customers.... Avoid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway One, Plimmerton, Porirua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua

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