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Dew Drop Inn Cafe

Hetana Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 7560
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
“quiche” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Hetana Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch we had muffins scones slices etc the food tasted stale slices looked like them been quashed tasted terrible coffee was all milk only single shots luke warm barista kept saying not my day service non existent we had 2 keep...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited for almost half an hour for our food to arrive. When we went to the counter to ask (nicely, i might add) if it would arrive soon as we had a bus to catch, the cashier stared at us sternly and pointed to...More

Thank RUIWEN78
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Didn't expect a 25 minute wait for cabinet food. The cafe wasn't full and I'd imagine it's busy in summer, so would expect much faster service. Maybe you need larger table numbers as the servers struggled to find the tables. Felt sorry for the server...More

1  Thank Cruiser814139
Reviewed July 8, 2018

The meat pies are excellent, one of the best we've eaten! The owner is very friendly. The cafe also does deals like $1 muffins with coffee etc. Two thumbs up!

Thank NehaJo
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here to grab a quick takeaway coffee which was amazing! The decor of the place is very quirky. I love it! The cabnet food looks incredible. I would have bought something had i not allready eaten. They have cool quirky names for the...More

Thank Liam D
Reviewed April 12, 2018

I almost walked past this gem,could be described as shabby chic,as it’s done up like a Hobbit house.It’s quirky and fun.Lots of the food is named after Lord of the Rings eg Bilbos apple pie,Troll brownies.The food was delicious,very friendly service by the delightful owner.We...More

Thank sheena h
DewDropInnCafe, Owner at Dew Drop Inn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We look forward seeing you soon again. Our lovely team will be delighted to serve you again. Hobbit Regards untill then.

Reviewed March 26, 2018

Just wanted something quick and simple for lunch. Had panini and a milkshake. The food was ok and you can have a complimentary bottle of water and 30 minutes of wifi (then you get cut off). The setting is quite nice.

1  Thank foreveryoung191
DewDropInnCafe, Owner at Dew Drop Inn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

We really appreciate all feedback. If you are passing through again we can give you an extended wifi ticket. Cheers.

Reviewed March 5, 2018

Was in MataMata for a short period and found this small lil treasure in Tripadvisor. Managed to visit and had brunch with family. Lovely place. Friendly people. Down to earth and tasty food menu.

1  Thank teenagesab_87
DewDropInnCafe, Owner at Dew Drop Inn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. Take care while we do our best to improve what we do .

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little cafe. Hobbiton themed and buzzing with people enjoying the good food, excellent coffee and the welcoming hospitality.

Thank SandraS13665
DewDropInnCafe, Owner at Dew Drop Inn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. We are always looking forward having our nice customers visiting us again.

Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

Could not recommend this place more. Went with my parents in law. We had a mince and cheese pie and a steak and pepper pie. They are homemade and are amazing. Highly recommend and the coffee was spectacular too.

Thank Charlotte G
DewDropInnCafe, Owner at Dew Drop Inn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks for an excellent review. We always like to hear from our customers , especially the nice customers. ;)

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Ryo S
May 29, 2015|
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Response from DewDropInnCafe | Property representative |
See previous answers please.
Mary F
February 21, 2015|
Response from DewDropInnCafe | Property representative |
Sorry. We bought the cafe last week. It is mid range and we will soon post a menu with prices on our Facebook page. Operating hours will be 9 to 5 every day. Hopefully see you around on your travels.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hetana Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-888 7560
  • E-mail
Please take note that we accept Visa and Master Card. There is a car park across the road from us, street parking and our building is wheelchair accessible. A small cafe (not restaurant) with a Hobbit theme where our customers can 'dress up as a hobbit' for a small fee per person. Please 'Dew Drop Inn' and experience our Hobbit pie, Troll Stack, Elevenses, etc and a good cuppa from our wide range of teas, coffee, water or cold drinks. Our prices are reasonable, our service friendly and we always strive to get it right for our customers.
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