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The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store

$$ - $$$, Cafe, European
582 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 3322
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (15 reviews)
“chicken pie” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
582 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Along with some friends we all enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Rusty Tractor. The salads were tasty and a good size. The chocolate tart was just delicious. The staff were attentive and our drinks and meals served in good time. Would return again.

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice setting, friendly, efficient staff. Good coffee and options available for gluten free, although it would have been good to have one or two more savoury options.

Thank leighmG9033HY
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your great comments. We balance vegetarian & gluten free items with demand and with savoury items which only have a single day's shelf life, we would rather limit options than having to constantly throw out unsold items. Denis, Christine, Nick & Jen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had brunch here before leaving Kerikeri. Loved the atmosphere and the ambiance of the place and the facilities.... food presented beautifully......will go back again next time I am in Kerikeri as I was a little disappointed that my meal had to be redone....

Thank ericandlyn
19mallard51, Manager at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh sorry your meal had to be redone but great it has not stopped you from coming back. Look forward to seeing you again. 😃

Reviewed September 20, 2018

This cafe lurks close to SH1 as you travel north and is on the left as you turn in towards Kerikeri. It has a nice range of cabinet food and excellent coffee. I always stop here to buy lunch, either to eat in the cafe...More

Thank NeilMarshall2267
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while traveling and had a very relaxing and enjoyable time with good food and friendly service. The staff were very helpful, to the point that they brought in an orange off their orange trees for us to try. Had a bacon...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I have frequented this cafe twice a week every week. I work from home and sometimes I enjoy getting out and working in a different environment. Let me tell you, the food is GREAT, the service is GREAT and so is the WIFI! It couldn't...More

Thank Camdoggie
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Popped in for lunch today. Tried a bunch of stuff that I absolutely loved. My favorite had to be the sweet corn chicken chowder. Perfection! Can't say enough good things about the food I've had at The Rusty Tractor.

Thank Coastal814333
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I love this cafe, for its service, location, plenty of parking, friendly staff, qick efficient service, best scone in town, roaring fire in winter, cool shadey tables outside in summer. Good for kids with ay are and for small groups with a private room. Food...More

Thank rednomad2015
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Used to be a regular customer at the Rusty Tractor way back when under the previous management, have persisted in coming here out of habit more than anything else and the kids playground and pleasant outdoor seating areas made up for a lot of faults,...More

1  Thank mtn90
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I was invited to a friend's birthday lunch, and I checked out the menu online in advance. I was very disappointed to see that there aren't any healthy vegan options (I'm not into fried food). I contacted the Rusty Tractor via their Facebook page to...More

Thank Cornelia L
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September 2, 2016|
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Response from 19mallard51 | Property representative |
We have a separate menu for breakfast & lunch with daily specials for lunch. The menu changes over between 11 &12 midday, depending on customer flows. We also have a large selection of cabinet food Menu items range from $15... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 582 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 3322
  • E-mail
The Rusty Tractor, where good friends meet for great coffee and fantastic fare, prepared and served by passionate people! Join us for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, value for money and a great playground to entertain kids the entire day! Rusty Tractor . Open seven days a week, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Wednesday - Saturday) menus, great cabinet food & Supreme Coffee
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