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Bookshop Cafe

62 Gladstone Road | Above Muirs Bookshop, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-867 9742
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
“frittata” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
62 Gladstone Road | Above Muirs Bookshop, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch with the family but was disappointed by the limited offerings. Don't get me wrong, what was available was really good and the fact we could help ourselves to as much cream, yoghurt or butter as we wanted was a nice touch...More

Thank mailmannz
bookshopcafe, Owner at Bookshop Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hi mailmannz - very sorry you missed seeing what else we normally have on offer. You must have arrived a little late in the lunch time. We have been very busy recently, especially with the weather being wetter last week. There are normally our famous...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a lovely ambient cafe - I just wish they had some gf food - the other food looked amazing...More

Thank Robyn V
bookshopcafe, Owner at Bookshop Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Hi Robyn V - we do try to have gf options - salads, the vegetable lasangne uses gf sheets and the friands are gf. We are a very small café in a small city so can't cater for every food preference unfortunately. Glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Friendly quaint cafe found above the bookshop , good coffee and varied selection of cakes and pastries . A place to chill over a snack and coffee or just read the papers.

1  Thank gillfill
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Being above a bookshop gave this cafe a uniqueness.the coffee was fine but the muffins were quite dry. Other food looked nice so we may have been a bit unlucky on the day. Worth a visit especially as you can browse the bookshop afterwards

1  Thank anneS4123UG
bookshopcafe, Owner at Bookshop Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thanks Anne for your review. Most unusual for our muffins to be dry, so I will check out what happened on that day. Glad you enjoyed your visit though. Thanks Kim Pittar Owner

Reviewed 10 January 2017

We enjoyed browsing the bookshop then heading upstairs for cake and coffee, sitting on the balcony over the street was an added bonus.

1  Thank Ber M
bookshopcafe, Owner at Bookshop Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Thanks Ber M Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Kind regards Kim Pittar Owner

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Enjoy a bite to eat before or after browsing around this charming little bookshop. Well situated at the river end of Gladstone Road (Gisborne's main street.

Thank ruthzmail
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here late in the day. After a walking about and look in the book shop the cafe is airy with a great balcony area to sit in and have lunch . there are tons of fresh options to pick from and we got...More

1  Thank niamhs456
bookshopcafe, Owner at Bookshop Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks Niamh glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Kim Pittar Owner

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Bookshop cafe is a "must do" every trip to Gisborne. It is not only the top quality fresh salads and food that attracts us, it is also the atmosphere. It feels like we are sitting in our own lounge quietly enjoying a very good...More

1  Thank Kevin S
bookshopcafe, Owner at Bookshop Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

Thanks Kevin - Happy New Year to you and see you next trip to Gisborne. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Large, old-fashioned bookshop full of all the latest titles and modern work up front and a considerable second-hand section out the back. Cafe upstairs with some amazing sweets. Take a book, but it is popular so be prepared to be stared out of your seat....More

1  Thank 842brucec
bookshopcafe, Owner at Bookshop Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thanks 842brucec for this plea and review. We are all working really hard to keep the bookshop and café alive and vibrant in this age of on-line. So glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards Kim Pittar Owner

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Bookshop Cafe is exactly what it says. Take a book from the shelf, order a delicious meal or maybe just a naughty little sweet treat. Your favorite pot of tea or coffee. .. find yourself a table and relax. Inside or out the atmosphere...More

1  Thank 605marleneg
bookshopcafe, Owner at Bookshop Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Lovely review, thanks 605marleneg. So glad you enjoyed our spot. Regards Kim Pittar Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 15:30
Thursday
08:30 - 15:30
Friday
08:30 - 15:30
Saturday
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Gladstone Road | Above Muirs Bookshop, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-867 9742
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