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147 - 157 Sala Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9420
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe is getting busier and busier which is testament to it having constantly good food and value for money Staff are great and coffee good too

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Thank magsx1
Rotorua, New Zealand
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you enjoy gardening go here , it is Palmers Garden Centre and the cafe is part of it. You don't have to buy plants, just enjoy the fishpond, odd ducks, just really nice surrounds. Good food and coffee, buy specialist flavored teas too.

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Thank annieck2016
Rotorua
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I go here frequently because i like it. it is peaceful and on a sunny day it is beautiful looking out at all the flowers. I wenjoy the coffee and the potato skins. best in Rotorua. The other dishes are nice as well. The service is prompt and the staff friendly. It is one of the few cafes i fgo... More 

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Thank janetkeenartist
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch. Lovely homemade food and very teadonably priced, quiet which was nice, and good to get away from the crowds.

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Thank Sarah R
Rotorua, New Zealand
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

There's a lot better places in Rotorua to eat than here, but the surroundings are very pleasant set as it is in the Garden centre

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Thank NZNana
Rotorua, New Zealand
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The café is in the garden centre and well worth a visit. Table service was pleasant and food choices varied, despite being later in the afternoon. The outdoor area is either amongst the plants or on a sheltered deck area and there's plenty of space.

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Thank Lee-Ann M
Rotorua, New Zealand
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689 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Nice place to meeting with friends. Good fresh home made food. Prices are very reasonable, And good portion sizes. Nice seating out on the decked area, and also seating inside. Staff very friendly

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Thank Strickes
Rotorua, New Zealand
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130 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

A lovely place for a coffee which is of a consistent standard at reasonable prices. Very popular with locals and seating areas inside, on the verandah and at picnic tables in the garden centre.

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Thank Waiariki
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This café is part of a nursery so love to stop off for a coffee whilst browsing around. Have only had coffee and an occasional breakfast

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Thank JennyTheron
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

I have been here on many occasions. This is a good place a little out of the main town area within a garden centre. The setting is great, with tables inside, on the terrace and in the open. The food is good, with some nice baking in the cabinet. The service is a little average, however, sometimes quite slow and... More 

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Thank realife2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 - 157 Sala Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 9420
Description
Even from the outside, Shadehouse Café is very inviting, with it’s gorgeous setting and Redwood Forest backdrop. Casual and welcoming, it is a place where you can really relax and unwind, and enjoy delicious food, all made on-site from the freshest of ingredient. If you enjoy home-style cooking and baking there is a wide selection of favourites and desserts to enjoy with your favourite tea, coffee or iced drink. We open at 9 every day for a relaxed breakfast or lunch. Choose from the extensive blackboard menu. A very special feature of our café is the outdoor area, which is akin to a being out in the country, with ferns and native trees, as we are tucked away in the Palmers Garden Centre. Children are especially catered for, with a special menu just for them.

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