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Lime Caffeteria

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1096 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-350 2033
07:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:30
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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good food and very tasty, easy menu any one will find something they like. On the other hand the service is so poor it took 5 times to get a water over to the table (there were only 8 other people in the restaurant at 3pm) The Thai curry risotto was outstanding, just need to improve on the service.

Thank Ozi_puppy
New Zealand
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very popular cafe near the lake frontage. Always busy. They have a good menu and also a good range of cabinet food. Sometimes because of being so busy, the service is a bit haphazard, but if you are sitting in the sun enjoying life, it's not a problem.

Thank Ancdefgh987
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here and were very pleased. Their waffles are fantastic. And the coffee is probably the best in the local area - with double espresso shot caps. Service is quick and with a smile.

Thank Anirban M
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy cafe with great staff. Breakfast was delicious - best potato rosti ever! Boston Beans were a hit as well. However don't come here if you are a true coffee lover - but the were happy to replace my coffee with a tea. Highly recommend.

Thank TMRussel
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've never ever experienced a cafe/restaurant that sells only white wine and rose. Not even a Pinot Noir. This is New Zealand, land of the Pinot Noir. We were told that they don't sell more than a glass of red before the rest of the bottle goes stale and yet many people on Trip Advisor have vented on the lack... More 

Thank Richmc57
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch on a recommendation from a local - when we arrived we though the menu looked a little pricey. The food was a little slow coming out but all of our food was excellent and worth the money!

Thank Georgina N
Whanganui, New Zealand
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service.The food served was well presented and looked appetising.Kids menu was amazingly nice for my fussy eaters.Will surely pop by on our next trip to Rotorua. The ambience is super and up to date.Nice and neat and pretty clean cafe for a grub.No one will be disappointed I presume. Cheers

Thank gulkaur
Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was amazing and not that expensive, the service we received was excellent and the coffee was decent. Not great but not bad coffee, one sugar was enough to make it enjoyable (I only have sugar in my coffee when it's a bit burnt or weak). Would definitely eat here again if we ever came back to NZ.

Thank Lisa T
Dublin, Ireland
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366 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee. One of the best. The food looked lovely and we would have come back the next day for lunch but I didn't notice any gluten free choices when I was there.

Thank simongb
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

we went here for breakfast on a recent visit to Rotorua.My husband had eggs,grilled tomatoes on ciabatta bread and I had the homemade muesli with black Doris plums and yoghurt.......and they had the almond milk I so love with my muesli.We both agreed our meals were delicious........and the service was friendly and efficient.We will definitely return.Highly recommended!

Thank molly215

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1096 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-350 2033

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