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Checkers Cafe

Cafe, European, Contemporary
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710 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast of muesli for me and scrambled eggs for my wife. The muesli was a good size serving with bananas and blueberries, a pot of yoghurt and a small jug of milk. The eggs were perfect and served with a slice of toast. The pots of tea (for one) had enough for two cups and a... More 

Thank Stuart S
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a good venue for great food, never had a bad meal here - everything served is fresh, and the girls are helpful. On a lovely day eat your meal in the delightful garden and relax

Thank Diane S
Copenhagen, Denmark
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245 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for place for lunch and came across this wonderful café. The service was very friendly and the atmosphere in the courtyard terrific. The food was delicious.

Thank MN0975
Whitianga, New Zealand
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch. The courtyard caught our attention. We were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and reassured that the breakfast menu was served all day. I chose the Potato Roti with Mushrooms. My wife had the Kumara version with salmon. Both were wonderful! We sat out in the courtyard at a table that was... More 

Thank Kevin P
Paeroa, New Zealand
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was the 3rd time I have had lunch here, but the first time there has been a spare table in the courtyard. It was a warm sunny day, but we found a table under one of the trees and it was a lovely setting. I have the same every time I come, toasted sandwiches as you could choose your... More 

Thank Juliet F
coromandel town new zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Love they french toast, great coffee, service with a smile...just love coming here.....Atmosphare is great in the back garden...Love the cat coming for a cuddle

Thank ursibaby
New Zeland
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137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Is a weekly visit for me. Best Soy coffee in town to my mind. Scones are delicious and good value. Lovely courtyard out the back and friendly staff in the busy hub of Grahamstown.

Thank Wendy C
Thames, New Zealand
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Lovely outside yard or inside if preferred. Friendly service. Good range of food and pretty reasonable prices. Have visited several times and never disappointed

Thank gorgle
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Right in town this is a popular cafe. We sat out back in garden area and it was lovely. Wait time for our food was quite awhile but worth it. Their museli and fruit was delicious as was my husbands pork and apple open sand which. Is a little on expensive side but sometimes you just have to treat yourself.... More 

Thank LyndaAukino
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is very lovely throughout the summer time, and in general, the staff are genuinely friendly. It has a good range of food, all fitting the theme. I visited with a few friends and all of us had a good time. Could do with slightly better coffee, but the best part was the lovely private courtyard.

Thank Lyssia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: 078683292

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