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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%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (15 reviews)
“chicken pie” (3 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Been here quite a few times, mostly because of the convenience of the playground. However, this will be the last. Extremely disappointed in the service and lack of listening ability the staff had. The waitress who took my order, missed one of the meals and...More

Thank rockclimbingkerri
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

We value your custom as a regular to our cafe & hope that you will continue to come. As the Cafe Manager/Owner Jen was unaware of any problems during your visit, we have to rely on comments from the staff member concerned. She is partly...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Family and friends will enjoy. Room for the kids outside but a cosy fire inside. Plenty of room also to sit out if need be. Great selection of food to order from or fresh muffins or scones from the cabinet. Lovely staff welcoming place and...More

Thank lulu1106
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We stopped for brunch and had a wonderfully cooked meal and superb coffee. It is a cool little cafe perched on the side of the highway just going into the Kerikeri township and so close to the airport but not so close that you hear...More

Thank Tuwhare
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Yes our location is perfect for heading North or South and into Kerikeri. We take pride in our food and coffee, pleased you enjoyed it too. The team at Rusty

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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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