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Cafe California

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139 Park Rd , Miramar, Wellington ., New Zealand
+64 4-388 3283
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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This cafe has reduced in size since I last visited. Food choice is very limited. Not many patrons. Not welcoming.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Don't even bother stopping, the coffee was awful (boiling hot, weak, terrible), and the service was indifferent at best.

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Thank Alison H
Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
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165 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

This a great garden centre; and this is a poor cafe. Coffee was very poor; everything in disposable cups or plates - would give this a wide miss in the future

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Thank Wayne M
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

My daughter's a vegetarian so we sometimes need to modify orders to meet her choice. We popped in for brunch the other day. I ordered the creamy mushrooms, she had the french toast, without the bacon and was offered extra banana as a substitute. When the order arrived the french toast came with extra bacon - no banana! After pointing... More 

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Thank 2015Loobyloo
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

This place has changed and not for the better The bread rolls were dry and doughy The coffee was weak The Caesar salad was a mayonnaise laden disaster The staff were ill informed The table wasn't clean Oh dear

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Thank Rodney T
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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333 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

We go here for brunch after sports on Saturdays. Coffee is very good, scones excellent, a good choice of snack food. Kids welcome, great looking at the gift shop and garden centre.

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Thank PaulineTAntrum
Wellington, New Zealand
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Couldn't see what the fuss was about but my partner was weary from plant shopping on a hot day. We didn't see any outside tables like in the picture, maybe we missed a side door? It was more like the garden centre gift shop was the main function to the building and the café was tacked on as the raised... More 

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2011

We were so thrilled to have a fantastic lunch cooked by their new chef this week, my port belly was superb, steak was perfect and we sat out in the sunshine and enjoyed it all. They have just put a new chef in due to it being run down by previous people in 2010/11 so give this a go and... More 

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Thank kiwiguests
New Zealand
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2011

This cafe is located in the California Garden Centre in Miramar. It's handy if you're buying plants, and the verandah out the back is pleasantly shady on a hot day. Last time I visited was a Sunday afternoon, and the food selection was limited and a bit tired. The coffee was reasonable, but not excellent. The place has potential, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Park Rd , Miramar, Wellington ., New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-388 3283

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