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Reds Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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5 Arthur Street, Otaki 5512, New Zealand
+64 6-364 8722
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stopped here many times and the food was great. Not this time. Coffee was warm and weak. Egg bene holindase sauce tasted like it was made from a packet. Service was only just average this time.

Thank kw2622
Wellington, New Zealand
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64 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off the main street, sunny outside seats, staff are well presented and were prompt to take orders, food well presented and of a high standard, well priced. Good selections of coffee and other drinks.

Thank MartinvanRooy
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Reds for a lovely meal. Staff were delightful and the meal Devine. The cafe well presented and is set back off the main road so is nice and quiet.

Thank Mark E
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last week a group of 19 friends had a prebooked dinner meal. The food was well presented and tasted very good. This was let down badly by the waiting staff, while the two young women were well presented, polite and friendly they completely lacked any service skills. When our orders finally arrived, after a very long wait, they would stand... More 

Thank Dianne A
Ottawa, Canada
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242 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food and the presentation were good. Despite having to order at the service counter and pay immediately (which should accelerate the whole process of having a meal at a Café) we had to wait near 30 minutes to be served despite the fact the place was not overly busy at 1:30 in the afternoon.

Thank Jacques_Alex
Wellington, New Zealand
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106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This cafe was one of the few open between Xmas and New Year (on 28 December ) in Otaki and was consequently very busy. Nevertheless, they coped brilliantly, had a table with no problem (there are plenty in an adjacent space), served our breakfast and coffee without delay and and were obliging in all respects. Well done Reds. The bacon... More 

1 Thank Muzzaj
new zeland
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252 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I think it's run by the same people who had the Red cafe (which burned down). When we went it was the Christmas break, so perhaps that's why it was so busy, but we were told it would be a 20 minutes wait for four drinks and three slices! When the order came, it was wrong! (but a replacement drink... More 

1 Thank majnz
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Waited for nearly 30 mins on day after Boxing Day n the cafe was packed but managed to find a table but waitedcfarvtoomlong for brunch

Thank David T
Wellington, New Zealand
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559 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, lots of choice both cabinet and blackboard. Really good service. I dont get here often but havent had a bad experience yet. Love it

Thank Ah62
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had a brilliant meal here , lovely waiting staff , and a creme brûlée to die for!! Went back for breakfast the next day and had the same service, fantastic 👌

Thank 252ericad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Arthur Street, Otaki 5512, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Otaki
  • Phone Number: +64 6-364 8722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?