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Workmans Cafe Bar

) #4 of 29 Restaurants in Matamata $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
52 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 5498
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
52 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We popped in for an early Sunday night glass of wine and dinner, were greeted warmly by 2 staff members. Service fantastic and meal tasty. Sid, owner of cafe, was not about on this particular evening, he is an amazing and fun guy to be...More

Thank Kathleen_and_John
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there for the first time with some friends for breakfast. Nice atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff. I ordered pancakes for breakfast - they were absolutely delicious.

Thank Vegetarianfoodcritic
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third time I've eaten here and it's a great place. Good service, excellent food and 4 options for kids which are very satisfying. The decor is pretty awesome, with lots of art deco and antique touches (though some of the wall art...More

Thank MoolooSwampy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner and hubby had the fish while I chose vegetable lasagna. Fish was great, maybe a little overpriced. The lasagne was disappointing and seemed to consist mainly of mushrooms. Not as tasty as I was expecting. Staff friendly and attentive.More

Thank judithbergman18
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Judith, I am a little confused as we have never served a Lasagna ? You say you thought that the fish was a little pricey did you take into account the plate of vegies that came with the meal ? We are still thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every visit we experience the same.......atmosphere, food, staff. Sid Workman, when in attendance is so friendly without being obtrusive....always fun.

Thank grahamsaltiel
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Graham, thanks for your comments we do try our best in creating a warm friendly atmosphere with good food and a slice of fun cheers Syd

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic find on our fleeting visit through town. The service was second to none and the food was incredible. The staff made the experience one we won't be forgetting anytime soon.

Thank racael90
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it is nice to know that people appreciate our little café enjoying the food, service and ambience to give you a great all round experience , cheers Syd,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our brunch and dinner at the Workmans Cafe. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable of their menu. The recommendation of the dishes we had were delicious. The ambience was made better when the owner, Sydney walking around to make sure everything is tiptop.

Thank Gregory L
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Gregory thanks for your review we do try our best to please as many people as possible and provide the service that you mention cheers Syd.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor customer service and unsatisfactory food being dished up staff very pushy when first entered left and went somewhere else and had a beautiful lunch

Thank Bobbie C
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well this is a hard one ... you say that the staff were very pushy and the food was unsatisfactory !!! but how can that be so when you state that you left and went somewhere else ???

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside, but, inside is a quirky as delight that will have you giggling all the way through lunch! Make sure you get yourself a seat at a yellow table on the right as you walk in and enjoy the...More

Thank Dee F
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dee, I'm working on giving the front a make over so thanks for giving me a nudge. Glad you enjoyed not only the food and staff but also the odd risky post card there to make your day a little brighter cheers Syd.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Unique look. Great vibe. Quick bite or a drink in the separate bar. Love the pictures and the staff are awesome.

Thank mr s
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mr S. love your review brief to the point no mucking around the team and I like it cheers Syd.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-888 5498
Workman's café is a fun friendly environment that happily serves great coffee and fresh local food five days and nights a week, we take pride in what we do and how we present ourselves. Great comfy chairs, great sounds, fab ambiance, and good looking staff all help to provide an experience we hope you will enjoy . Cheers Syd
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