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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for a breakfast before you start your excursions for the day. The pancakes are huge and the staff friendly and helpful re tourist attractions.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed April 15, 2021

Awesome place to stop in before a tour to grab a coffee and a bite to eat. Top notch burgers, muffins and scones and an easy spot to grab some takeaways! Also if your stuck in Waitomo with no grocery's they have a few essentials...on offer that you can pick up :)More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed March 15, 2021

We stopped off for a bite to eat at this lovely cafe with really friendly staff great fish burger . Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 12, 2021 via mobile

Ordered chicken / bacon burger and pulled lamb burger they both came with fries. Chicken fillet was as tough as old boots I could not chew it, almost choked. Bun cold not toasted the Brie cheese was so thin you could see through it and...the slaw was bought maybe from supermarket the lamb was just a bit of sliced lamb and nothing had any flavour. Chips were not cooked no crisp to them. I spoke to the “chef” he insisted he’d toasted the bun offered us another meal or a refund we took the refund and left. Such a shame as a lovely spot.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 12, 2021

Nice place to stop for a food and drink break when exploring the area. Loads parking outside and on the main road. Decent selection of food and beverage options.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 2, 2021

With fewer people in the area we felt fortunate that this cafe was open on a weekday. The coffee and slice were pleasant and quickly served.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 24, 2021

We only stopped for coffee and scones on the way to a glow worm experience. Both were really good...

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 8, 2021 via mobile

It took 50 mins for us to receive 2 cheeseburgers and wedges and it was not busy at all. Patties seemed store bought. Sauce provided (and paid for) was incorrect.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 18, 2020 via mobile

Stopped for a drink, great service friendly staff, ordered fries and beers all good, great way to end day

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 10, 2020 via mobile

Worst coffee we have had in a long time with indifferent service. We handed it back, was offered replacement but declined.

Date of visit: November 2020
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July 21, 2016|
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Response from buddybear2015 | Reviewed this property |
I am unable to answer this question as it is not my business, I suggest you google them
April 16, 2015|
Response from Helen-Fortescue | Property representative |
Hi We will be open In May. Our vegetarian options vary daily and there are a number of choices. For example today there is a vegetarian lasagne slice, a vegetarian burger ( buns made on the premises) and a vegetarian curry... More
Gary S
January 21, 2015|
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Response from Helen-Fortescue | Property representative |
We are open from 7.30 am to 10.30 pm every day over summer apart from Christmas Day.
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Yes, Waitomo General Store offers takeaway services.

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Waitomo General Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4