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SweetPea

4 star rating
19 reviews

Cuisine: Cafe, Brunch, Sandwiches

259 Jackson St
Petone
Lower Hutt City
04 589 7755
 

Hours:

  • Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm
  • Meals: Brunch, Lunch

Sweet Pea High Tea and Treats

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19 Reviews for SweetPea

10th March 2014
4 star rating
My first high tea experience. Definitely picked the right place to go. Great decor, lovely food and tea. Really friendly staff. And the elderflower bubbly was a nice touch.

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23rd February 2014
5 star rating
What a special place to celebrate my 75th with my family.
We all loved the decor, table settings. and the oh so friendly staff. And the food was absolutely wonderful…we all loved everything and the grandchildren thought so as well.The little morsels of food were all so delightful and we were all so impressed with the cupcakes we received at the end to take home.Thankyou so much.

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28th November 2013
4 star rating
I’ve been to Sweet Pea several times now, and had my first high tea there at the beginning of November.

I’m really surprised at some of the negative comments, because I’ve had nothing but great service – over the phone and in person from them. The food is fantastic, the high tea well balanced, and it’s nice to have a break from the Dilmah tea used at the Museum Hotel and the James Cook.

The array of tea options (and the hot chocolates) is comprehensive, and the food options offer a lovely balance. The cupcakes are very rich, but fresh – I enjoy them more than the Tempt ones at Smith the Grocer’s (and cheaper too).

We enjoyed the atmosphere, and the service, and they will keep my patronage for a long time to come.

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3rd September 2013
1 star rating
Went and bought some cupcakes recently and while I didn’t have a problem with service I was really disappointed to find that the cupcakes themselves are all made from what appears to be the same vanilla cake mix which when baked turns into a cardboard like flavourless cupcake! Perhaps a sign would be good to explain to the customer that you are actually buying the flavour of the icing rather than the flavour of the cupcake, especially at that price! Will stick to Smith’s the grocers from now on for cupcakes.

Visited August 2013

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15th August 2013
5 star rating
I organized my friend’s hens party to start here 4 high tea an it was lovely!
I was nervous after reading negative feedback as I wanted it all to be perfect and I’m big on customer service, I had one lady who seemed very grumpy and too busy for accommodating on booking but when I called back the new lady was very happy and easy to talk to an they fitted us in.
The service was great on the day and very accommodating.
Best cupcakes an peppermint hot chocolate I have ever had! I will be back with more friends this weekend.
One of the ladies may come across rude and short on the phone but maybe just busy because they were all great.
Thank you

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Sandra

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11th August 2013
2 star rating
Went here a while ago.
Staff were a bit rude, unfriendly and didn’t smile. No consistency; one staff member was in appropriately-themed high tea clothing, another was in different clothes. food was lacking in quantity for the price. Quality of food was average. No menus printed to look at food options.
Not child-friendly. Some staff bit too assertive.

Visited July 2013

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1st August 2013
2 star rating
I was very excited when I heard about this place, having 3 daughters and wanting to do something special with them. However, although I had read some reviews about poor service I was very surprised to cancel my booking before even going because of it! I rang to book a High Tea at $26 a head for 4 people. I found the lady I spoke to condescending and rude. I was talked over, not listened to and told far too aggressively their cancellation policy and led to believe it was not child friendly at all. So bad was her tone and customer service on the phone that I cancelled and booked locally at $30 for two people where the lady bent over backwards to ensure we felt special and looked after. Unfortunately the staff who answer the phone do need some training in being friendly, polite and understand that if customers are going to travel to spend $26 each on a high tea…then we should feel we are wanted!

Visited July 2013

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17th July 2013
5 star rating
Hi there I was really amazed reading the reviews on line. I agree with the positive feedback given. I’m not sure that the girls in this shop could be grumpy or even rude. I have always been greeted with a smile and on Saturdays I walk my dog there to get a coffee as its so good!!! They are friendly accommodating and genuine people. The food is fresh and the cupcakes to die for!!! They also keep a water bowl outside and my choc lab is welcome there too (outside that is). I love the atmosphere in the shop the decor and the way the staff dress its attention to detail. I’ve grown up in Petone since 1970 and it great to have such a classy shop in the area.
Hope this shop stays for a very long time

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20th June 2013
5 star rating
Hello.

I shall write up on the passionate relationship I have had with this adorable minx, Sweet Pea.

I first meet Sweet Pea in January this year. A belated Christmas present from my sister, this place had been thoroughly researched as the most polite, elegant, and cosy of spots for a traditional high tea, suitable for my grandmother, mother, and my sister and me.
From the moment I saw the interior, I knew I would return.

The establishment has no qualms with cliche – with tea related quotes – from songs, comedians, feminists, decorate the place in a variety of different ways, and are a good laugh and way to spend the time inhaling tea and baking.

And I KNOW a good high tea. I had been to many other places before, and this has the perfect balance – a long tea menu, personal tea pots, food to affectionately fill the belly, lovely staff, homely cosy furniture, and all at a perfectly affordable price.

I have since taken my maternal family again, as well as many many groups of friends. My best friends and I immediately vowed to create a monthly pilgrimage, and have done so for the past four months. I have also taken individual friends – to catch up, to cheer up, and to celebrate – all with different food needs that were accommodated without any fuss at all.

Also, every day I have gone there, I have tried a different tea, and there is a different food menu for the different days of the week, with the stunning 50s attire Friday. And you cannot help but find the fun and joy infectious.

They truly reward their regular customers – greeting you by name, remembering friends you have brought their before, and even sneakily offering tasters of treats you have interested in.

I could never recommend this place enough. It is a place I use to treat myself, and a place of comfort. I have never felt so welcome to a place before, and I always take things home with me – a smile, a container of tea, Moreand a cupcake.

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16th May 2013
2 star rating
I love high-tea but the service here is atrocious and the 3 staff that served us were all incredibly rude. Our party of 5 were even timing how long it took the staff to smile. We left after an hour with precisely 0 smiles and service that was stiffer than their hairdos! There are many great places to have high tea in Wellington and even some cafes will serve high-tea on request. It’s interesting to read other reviews online as they are mixed but you can not be guaranteed great service at Sweet Pea. I will say however that the food was excellent, as was the presentation. It’s a pity the people who serve it aren’t doing the food justice.

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LizzyP

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6th January 2013
5 star rating
My sister and I took my grandmother here for a birthday high tea. We had a great time – it was the best high tea I have ever had. The restaurant is very light and airy; the tea pots came complete with cute tea cozies, the crockery was lovely, our tea was topped up twice, and the food was very nice. It was nice to have a bit more savory food than you normally get at high tea in Wellington.
To top it all off we got to choose a really lovely cupcake to take home, and we went on a Friday so the waitresses were dressed up in 50s attire.
I cannot recommend highly enough and will be returning. I do not normally write restaurant reviews but I thought Sweet Pea warranted one.

Visited November 2012

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5th December 2012
3 star rating
I went here about a month ago and it was a fun and cute environment. I had good company with me so that is what made our time there worth it. Quite expensive as well. The food wasn’t great though. the only word that comes to mind when I think of sweet peas is average.

Visited November 2012

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29th October 2012
5 star rating
I booked at table for my sister from Sydney at Sweet Pea over Labour weekend as she had never been for High Tea, along with my mother, son’s girl friend and her mother. The experience for her was amazing, we also think highly of Sweet Pea . The customer service was excellent from the time you walked in the door to the time you left. My sister said she was made to feel welcome the minute she sat down. The variety of teas available was excellent, the food was wonderful and the ambiance of the cafe was amazing. We will go back to Sweet Pea when she next visits. I have told everyone I know and will be trying to book with a group of friends hopefully beofre christmas. Thank you Diana T

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17th August 2012
5 star rating
I have visited Sweet Pea twice now. What a wonderful experience, I took my 27 year old daughter and we just loved it. The food was exquisite the service excellent and the ambiance of the cafe nothing short of amazing. My son even took my 10 year old grandaughter and they loved it, so it is not just for the girls!!! I have given away your gift vouchers to my friends and your cup cakes are just irresistible. yummy

Visited May 2012

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Nicola

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13th August 2012
5 star rating
I have visited Sweet Pea a number of times for high tea in the past six months and the food is always divine and service/staff are very friendly. Have and will continue to recommend this charming cafe and their delicious cupcakes (!!) to everyone.

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16th July 2012
2 star rating
Very disappointed, poor service, and the food was certainly not of the quality we expected. Dry scones and mass produced food with none of the finesse you would expect at High Tea. There was a group of six that went and will not be visiting again or recommending other visit.

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Kate

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1st May 2012
5 star rating
I cannot recommend Sweet Pea highly enough! A group of 12 of us went down for Posh high tea and everything was AMAZING! The food was delicious and well presented. Decor is charming and the staff are lovely. A great thing to do with the girls or mum

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18th March 2012
5 star rating
Went to hight tea at Sweetpea in Petone yesterday. It is the best high tea I have been to in New Zealand. The food was delicious and presented exquisitely. The service pleasant and friendly and the decor attractive. will definitely be going there again

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18th January 2012
5 star rating
This is the perfect place to take your mother(or parents), mother in law(both inlaws), grandmother (hmmm both of them as well).. you get the idea … i went with my sister and daughter .. when you walk in, its like taking a step back in time .. the decor is so very ‘sweet’ .. I just loved it!
Food – delicious, service – really prompt, staff – so very friendly.
I am definitely going back .. btw .. the coffee was excellent too!

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