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Dew Drop Inn Cafe

Hetana Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 7560
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
“quiche” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Hetana Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great cafe with yummy food selection. If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, you should visit this cafe as they provide dress ups for you to take a few photos. Not all entirely accurate but it is a good bit of fun and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rhondalyn22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a group of four, after our trip to Hobbiton. We just wanted drinks and snacks. My coffee was great (deconstructed americano as it was served!). My husband had a coffee and gluten free snack which was also good. The others enjoyed their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RSBrachelB
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Happened to stumble across this after visiting the i centre. Was itching for a good coffee and seeing as we had time to kill waiting to access our accommodation stayed for a light lunch. Seemed to be frequented by locals which is a good sign....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed September 25, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 583patrickw
Reviewed September 25, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  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

Date of visit: September 2018
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!

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 951liamd
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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.

Date of visit: March 2018
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.

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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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