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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

The coffee is always always on point. Long blacks are to die for however the dinking bit feels weird… design prob but won’t stop me buying. And the bacon and spinach pin wheel omg the best toasted love love love

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022

Always enjoy their coffee. Always busy. Car park entry a disgrace. Full of pot holes. Time for some repairs.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 7 January 2021

This has been a convenient location for our family to meet up occasionally. Yesterday six of us were there for brunch. Two of us had the cheese scones which looked golden and nice but they turned out to be virtually inedible stodge! Looking at the...other scones they all looked like they had been made from the same bulk batch of dough, so gave them a miss. In lieu of cheese scones, tried a Christmas mince pie but this was an epic fail too as the mince was very dry and hard - like they had been baked in the early part of the Christmas Season back in November - horrible! To cap it off, the coffee was not hot and the staff were demonstrably grumpy and unhelpful. On a more positive note, those of us who had a meal fared much better with the mushroom dish and tacos being OK. On reflection, I now recall that sampling’s of the Cheese scones on a previous occasion had been sub standard too. I had forgotten and had to relearn the lesson!.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

Always have driven past this cafe but stopped for coffee and scone. Great direction of food, coffee is great. Very busy in the weekends

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 29 July 2020 via mobile

Very convenient location on your way from Kapiti Coast to Masterton. We stopped here for lunch. Very appealing cabinet food, huge variety, and nice blackboard menue. We opted for scrambled eggs and salmon and veggie breakfast. The portions were big and everything very tasty. Coffee...was good and strong. What a great place. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 28 July 2020

The food is generally good (although a bit overpriced) and the coffee is great. However, they do not want you to bring your baby as there are no highchairs. First cafe I've ever been to that doesn't have them! They used to. Also they have...picnic tables that are not very comfortable.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020

Enjoy coffee. Great barista in residence. No coffee card. Cabinet food has too much sugar. Some very thick icing which puts me off. Bit pricey. Menu food looked good.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 28 November 2019 via mobile

Friends and I often make the drive to Ground Up. Always busy, good vibe in what feels like a semi-rural setting. Mix of indoor/outdoor seats, heated.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

We were dashing home after a busy afternoon and he fancied a pie for a late lunch. At 4.00pm I thought this great cafe would be closed but no. The cabinets were still stacked with fabulous looking food, cakes and muffins and scones. The blackboard...menu looked interesting too and customers kept drifting in for coffees etc. Unfortunately there were no pies but I spied some giant sausage rolls that looked delicious. These were heated for me, placed on a paper plate and accompanied with two squeeze tubes of tomato sauce plus serviettes. Perfect for eating on the run. The sausage rolls were full of meat and vege and thinly covered in crisp pastry. He really enjoyed his and so did I. It was obvious that the sausage rolls had not been microwaved. Much nicer than a pie too. The staff here are efficient and friendly. We will be back for a sit down lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 24 August 2019

I have always enjoyed my breakfasts here but dont think I will rush back - got a $2 surcharge fee added to my $18 meal breakfast cos I wanted to change the topping - and then plastic cups! The water tasted awful like mould

Date of visit: August 2019
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Groundup Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4