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Workmans Cafe Bar

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
52 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 5498
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“toasties” (6 reviews)
“pate” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
52 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 269 reviews

Reviewed September 9, 2018

We went to workmans cafe for our breakfast, my partner and his wee girl had been there before, and he was quite impressed with it. We ordered kids waffles and an eggs Benedict to split. The wee girl that was cooking wasn't normally on breakfast...More

Thank Happy6899
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hat Happy, I'm glad you were happy with everything and enjoyed your experience in our little café cheers Syd.

Reviewed September 6, 2018

It's just a few minutes' walk from the Broadway Motel & Miro Court Villas, the hotel we stayed for visit to Matamata. The staff is friendly and helpful. We ordered fish of the day, scotch fillet and slow roasted duck, all the food are delicious....More

Thank Tan Q
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Hey Tan Q, thanks for your review and glad you had an enjoyable time in our little café cheers Syd.

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

I am so so sad. After being a regualar Saturday customer I won't be back. I oftend used to go to this cafe every second Saturday and get breakfast, coffee and something to take away for my husband that was working. I would stay for...More

4  Thank Adventure_Lass007
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

I don't know what planet your on but when someone comes to a café it to have coffee, a bite to eat and move on we have put up with you occupying a table for up too 2 hours at a time watching a movie...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018

We were on our way back to Rotorua after visiting our son and daughter in Auckland and had booked with Syd a couple of days prior, as we'd been here years ago and remembered how much we'd enjoyed ourselves. Every now and then, just once...More

Thank 1BlossomCottage
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Hey Blossom Cottage, I can remember you three you sat at the second table as you come in the door on the right. I am happy that every thing was honky dory and you had a great time. Its not easy being up beat all...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast here on a recent trip up north and was yummy. Service was friendly, coffee was excellent and the food was just delicious. Highly recommend

1  Thank hayleym122
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Hi Hayleym, thanks for your review and glad that you enjoyed your experience dinning in our little café cheers Syd.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

Great lunch. Booked ahead of time. Table reserved and waiting for us when we arrived. Good service. Very friendly and helpful

Thank Lynn O
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Hey Lynn, glad you where happy with everything here at Workman's cafeteria and bar we try our best ,cheers Syd.

Reviewed July 8, 2018

We enjoyed our meal here. The staff and owner were really friendly. Food was good and right in the middle of town.

Thank NehaJo
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Hi Nehajo, thanks for your feed back and glad you had a enjoyable time cheers Syd.

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

From the moment I paused outside the door, the enigmatic host engaged with me by coming outside to talk me through the specials. He showed me to the window bar because it’s nice to watch the world go by, when you are alone. Then he...More

Thank G8281XNstevel
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Hey Steve, thanks for your positive review I remember you coming in and me doing exactly as you explain it. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again cheers Syd.

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

I was a little disappointed with this place. Unfortunately, despite offering a really delicious looking menu, the food tasted bland, the portions were quite small and the prices were sky-high. Such a shame as it genuinely looked like it was going to be fabulous.

Thank Jessisaw
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Hey Jessie, You don't say what you had all you do is complain … I even wonder if you came in the door and ate or weather this is just you having a go …...

Reviewed June 18, 2018

My daughter (visiting from Australia) booked lunch where she used to work with Syd back in the day. We were made feel special and I was given a wrapped biscuit. Great efficient, friendly service was experienced during our time there. The food was very tasty...More

Thank 254Rex
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Hi 254 Rex, glad you had a good mothers day and enjoyed your treat, Cheers Syd.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
Description
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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