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“Great atmosphere, not coffee”

The Vines Village Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Rapaura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$11
Description: Vines Village Cafe is a fast, fresh and wholesome cafe specialising in breakfast , fresh coffee and tasty lunches. The Express Kitchen take-out in the courtyard is open over summer for coffee and light lunches on the run. Dine-in inside or outside on the lakeside covered deck or in the casual dining courtyard which serves a variety of organic afternoon drinks, cocktails and bar snacks. Family friendly & live music most Sundays.
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Description: Vines Village Cafe is a fast, fresh and wholesome cafe specialising in breakfast , fresh coffee and tasty lunches. The Express Kitchen take-out in the courtyard is open over summer for coffee and light lunches on the run. Dine-in inside or outside on the lakeside covered deck or in the casual dining courtyard which serves a variety of organic afternoon drinks, cocktails and bar snacks. Family friendly & live music most Sundays.
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Came here as a party of 2 for breakfast and coffee for a special occasion.
Coffee came fast, an Americano as ordered, which could have done with more water to help distinguish it from a Long Black. Some hot water on the side is always a good touch, which I later asked for.
The coffee flavour was very bad, very earthy and gritty, and I'm guessing by the temperature that something got spoiled by the boiling water.

My friend seemed to enjoy her Latte without comment.
Our Winemakers Breakfast and Eggs on Toast went down well, the hot sauce being a perfect accompaniment. The full breakfast seemed to lack something, but was nevertheless well received.

Had time to wander around the ground which was a pleasant surprise, a lot of work has been invested here. Good place to bring guests, as we're Marlburians ourselves.

Would return, but hesitant to re-order black coffees. Cheers.

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

During our recent trip to Blenheim we came here for breakfast twice. The cafe opens nice and early with many items already freshly done in the cabinets. The first visit we chose off the menu and was pleasantly surprised with the choices including paleo breads, soy and kombuccha. All our coffees and meals were prompt and delicious. The setting outside is wonderful amongst well kept lawns with mountain views.
Our 2nd visit here we purchased pies from the cabinet - they were a real homemade treat.
Recommend this place for a leisurely stop for good food & coffee

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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Has a lovely restaurant with good food selections and salad, sandwich and bakery case. They have a lovely outdoor deck behind them with a small pond and lots of seats with a view.

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Reviewed March 18, 2017

We stopped by for lunch and are so glad we did. We shared a magnificent platter and had a glass of rosé each. The food was delicious, well presented and abundant! The outdoor setting is really nice, lots of shade, places for kids to play safely and the singer entertaining us was perfect. Not too loud, nice gentle voice with a good choice of songs. All in all a very nice luncheon experience.

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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Great food and coffee all served by friendly staff. The seating area really makes the best of the views, sit and enjoy

1  Thank sandrawD5823BZ
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