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Cabbage Tree Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

3 star rating
17 reviews

Cuisine: Cafe, Breakfast, Family

38 Main Rd
Tirau
South Waikato
07-883 1153
 
  • Facilities/Features:
    • Children's Menu
    • Out Catering
    • Private Functions
  • Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
  • Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
  • Seating for: 42 inside, 42 outside
  • BYO/Corkage: No BYO
  • Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
  • Good For Groups: Yes
  • Good For Children: Yes
  • Takeaways: Yes
  • Delivers: No
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
  • Wi-Fi: None

Situated on the main road right in the heart of Tirau, The Cabbage Tree Cafe, Restraunt and Bar offers a wide range of gourmet meals to suit everyones appetite.

We offer a gourmet cafe menu as well as an all day breakfast menu untill 4.00pm. Summer season we try to trade longer if there is strong customer interest.

17 Reviews for Cabbage Tree Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

Andy

2

24th February 2014
1 star rating
Absolute rip off for average food. We paid $35 for a burger ($17) a large coffee ($5.50) the tiniest sliver of cake I’ve seen served ($7!) and a 300ml bottle of coke – this leaves it at $5.50! Are you kidding me?
How can a cafe justify selling a tiny bottle of coke at this price, when it retails in petrol stations for $1.80, and they probably buy it from coca cola amatill for $1.
They are clearly relying on the unsuspecting tourist dollar as I don’t imagine locals would return.

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24th March 2013
5 star rating
Stopped here for lunch Saturday after nice motorbike ride from Papamoa. Excellent coffee, served so quick. No bitter taste in the coffee.
Hubby had the french toast, which he really enjoyed and I really enjoyed my omelette, had the one with the sausage and nice chutney on the side.
Will be back that is for sure.

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21st October 2012
5 star rating
Totally wonderful lunch today, the staff were very friendly and I asked for a special dish of mushrooms and onion and my hubby had a coconut fish pie and salad. Both were absolutely delicious!, top marks to your team.
We so enjoyed our visit and will be back there for sure.

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20th September 2012
2 star rating
Friendly staff. Nice coffee but mushrooms tasted gross, plate was piping hot and burnt myself on it despite the warning from the woman that gave me the plate (so hot the sauce was bubbling) hair in my food and the hollandaise sauce was from a packet NOT homemade. Voted best cafe 2012? Oh gosh – I’d hate to see NZ’s worst cafe!

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20th March 2012
5 star rating
It was an amazing experience to have lunch here yesterday. The atmosphere is cozy and was impressed by the school desks they have. Friendly services, yummy food & best coffee i ever had. I had a lamb burger and my friend had a steak sammy. The foods are cooked beautifully and we are so impressed by the crispy curly fries as well. For sure will recommend to friends and definitely will come back again.

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12th March 2012
1 star rating
Have to agree with jammie, this place used to be one of the best to go to but along with many others are getting bought by pretensious spoiled people who are taking advantage of the good name the previous owners made and the tourists. will not be coming back , underfed over charged ( nearly 6 buck for a large fw ) and the mushrooms tasted like dirt ..friendly staff though.

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13th February 2012
1 star rating
Used to frequent the Cabbage Tree prior to new owners. NOT happy when I came here with friends recently. Food was poor, service was poor, coffee was terrible. Prefect example of what happens when inexperienced people buy a successful cafe. Won’t be rushing back. Plenty of other places nearby to visit. It is a shame that lovely Tirau is going downhill. It’s almost like the Cafes in town are taking people for granted. Remember Tirau Cafes, we will show you our disapproval with our feet. other great places to easy locally.

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John

1

5th February 2012
2 star rating
Wife and I stopped by today for lunch. Friendly staff and excellent service but crappy food. Wake up Cabbage Tree! If you want repeat business use best quality ingredients. Not cheap sausages, reconstituted bacon meat, fake cream etc.
We would have been regulars .. but like many others, we’ll be a oncer.

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19th January 2012
3 star rating
Food looks appealing, staff were friendly. Our party of three all ordered tramezzino’s, and were all disappointed with their re-heating. The flavour combinations were good, and fillings generous but they were so hard from being over heated (either that or incredibly stale) that a steak knife would have struggled. Quite pricey but would have been nicer with less fries on the side and not paying quite so much. Nice coffee.

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12th September 2011
1 star rating
Average at best and expensive. Did not try the coffee. It feels like someone who does not love food is trying to extract as much money from people driving through town as possible. Not sure what other options are like in Tirau, but surely there is something better, if not, keep driving.

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1st August 2011
4 star rating
Went here in the weekend for brunch. The cafe looks great since the revamp! The food and service were great. Definately coming back :)

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29th July 2011
5 star rating
Great place to stop at today. The food and service was excellent. The young lady making the coffee was super efficient and the coffees were hot and perfectly made. We had a Morroccan Burger and curly fries which were cooked perfectly and served super fast.Well done guys!

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Brian

2

29th May 2011
1 star rating
Must be new owners. Have been there before and loved it. Revamped and new staff.
Service terribly slow. People walking out in disgust. Food almost unpalatable.
At 1:45pm (on a Sunday afternoon) the staff rushed out and took the signage in and declared kitchen closed. Obviously a major bust-up behind the scenes.
Those who walked away were the lucky ones

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25th July 2009
4 star rating
Called in for a morning tea on our way to Taupo last weekend. Because of the food selection had a considerably larger meal. Great selection of food, reasonably priced,quick & efficient service & friendly staff. Will be back.

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Melane

1

9th December 2008
5 star rating
Amazing food, execellent staff, make you feel so welcome, big ups to all that work there

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Lynda

1

19th September 2008
5 star rating
Fabulous selection of food from both a cabinet and menu, and it tasted great. Lovely cozy cafe which was reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend

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Pam S.

1

24th June 2008
4 star rating
My three friends (one in a wheelchair) and I had lunch at the Cabbage Tree Cottage in Tirau on Sat 21st June 2008. We were met at the door by our host and he could not have been more helpful and considerate. The food was divine and generous in size. The prices where a delightful surprise in that they were very reasonable. We will come again and tell all our friends to give it a try.

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