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Wholemeal Cafe

Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Takaka | Golden Bay, Nelson, New Zealand
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Ocean Grove, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Our family of five enjoyed a delicious meal at the Wholemeal Cafe in Takaka this week, we enjoyed it so much that we zipped back in the morning to grab some takeaway to have on the road. The food tasted REAL and home cooked and full of love - all the things we have been missing while traveling. The coffee... More 

Thank wantinnovation
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Great food, excellent service, coffee perfect. A fantastic and eclectic cafe with a history to be proud of, a must visit for anyone visiting Golden bay.

Thank Daniel O
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Great service, all very friendly, lovely food great desserts, fabulous atmosphere. Thanks so much :-)

Thank trac3940
Takaka New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Nice place to be with excelent food. Great atmosphere and friendly people. Love the Jazzy Saterday evenings, a must do. Another "ikon" of Golden Bay.

Thank Jan D
Warkworth Town District, null, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

LOVE everything about this place, from the quirky bright and colourful decor to the awesome food, I couldn't have had a better experience, took my mum there for breakfast and my oh my... The pancakes! A MUST try for any pancake lover, beautifully presented and so light and fluffy. I'm a coffee addict and my double espresso was perfect. Thanks... More 

Thank Cat C
Brisbane, Australia
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144 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We had coffee and snacks here three times during our stay in Takaka. It was so good we didn't feel the need to try anywhere else. The place is huge (an old picture theatre), but because it is divided into lots of separate areas, all with interesting decor and movie memorabilia, it still manages to seem intimate and friendly. People... More 

Thank Judy C
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52 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Very nice restaurant with a lot of organic food and great cook. Smoothies are very nice as well as the salads.

Thank bigfoot011
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Best food and vibe in Takaka, great choice of fresh, wholemeal, wholesome and certainly filling fare. You get to queue by the cabinet and make your selection as you go by. Going back to the Wholemeal is always a comfortable mix of locals, visitors and tourists, predictably good food and excellent, friendly service. Good coffee. The pizzas are my favourite... More 

Thank Jude G
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

My fiancee and I ate at wholemeal cafe several times during our stay in golden bay and it's hands down the best meal in town. GREAT value for money, high quality food, well prepared and consistently great. The icecream shop upfront is fantastic too - one of the best icecreams I've had in NZ if not anywhere! highly recommend it... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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308 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Even though there was a bit of a wait for our meal it was very enjoyable and a big portion size for the price that you pay. There is a choice of cabinet food as well as you can order from an all day breakfast or lunch blackboard menu. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank owlesey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Takaka | Golden Bay, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson

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