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“Large portions with a small catch”

Cafe Zest & the Waffle Room
Ranked #18 of 46 Restaurants in Kerikeri
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious, the portions were generous & great value. Service was friendly. The catch was the long outside walk to their toilet, which was not clearly sign-posted

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank Karen F
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Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

My husband and I went for breakfast and both had eggs Benedict it was fabulous! Definitely going back and highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
Thank Sam F
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Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

We came in for a breakfast, poor girl on the til had no idea what she was doing and despite asking for help - she didn't receive it.
Every single table was dirty while only about 3 were occupied.
We were directed to one of these dirty tables and told someone would be right over to clear it.
After about 10 minutes we were informed that there wasn't any avo - and we swapped it out for something else. Another 5 minutes and our teas arrived - half the dirty dishes taken and when our food arrived, another 15 minutes later, the rest of the dirty dishes were taken. The table never did get a wipe down.
Food wasn't bad just not worth the wait or having to sit in someone else's crumbs.
I saw at least 4 FOH staff and somehow when we left- tables that were dirty and uncleared before we arrived hadn't even been touched. Nothing worse than seeing staff standing around when there is the bare minimum that still needs doing! Very disappointing.

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank FarAway738412
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Went in for breakfast upon ordering was informed it would be a half hour for our breakfast I was happy with that. Asked for NO mushrooms on the meals as I’m allergic.Hour and half later the meals arrive my breakfast has mushrooms sent back asked for refund like a lot of other customers. The attitude of duty manager was unacceptable just that it was busy.
Won’t be going back.

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank Cheral-Harris
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Reviewed 12 July 2020 via mobile

A popular cafe, however the food and drinks took a long time to arrive. I had eggs Benedict which had more of a mustard sauce than hollandaise, and the spinach on the side was a frozen cube of spinach boiled and put on the plate - still in a cube. The bathrooms were difficult to find - out the door, around the building next to it and then funnel through debris at the back of building to access.

Date of visit: July 2020
Thank mellybones
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