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Opera Kitchen

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, International
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312 Eastbourne St East, Hastings, New Zealand
+64 6-870 6020
07:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I love the fresh healthy options they have on the menu. The food taste great and their smoothies are delish. I especially enjoyed their whitebait fritters when they were in season.

Thank Josie G
Keizer, Oregon
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Tables aren't bussed until another group sits down. The roof was leaking on the first table we tried. Very slow service. Overpriced for what you get. Advertised as fresh preparation, but the hash brown side was processed. Super gross: using open dish salt and pepper with no serving spoons. How does that even get by the health inspectors??! Might be... More 

Thank Nancy O
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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of excellent coffees with a real bonus, sparkling, cold water, very refreshing! A great setting, parking outside and good service.

Thank MandyJKim
Hawkes bay
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It appears every time I go here they give smaller and smaller portions! $8.50 for half a portion of salad! 🤔

Thank Lexi3102
Hastings, New Zealand
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I'd seen that this cafe has won hospitality awards in the past and had also been recommended by friends so we were keen to try for the first time. There is plenty of both indoor and outdoor seating and the service was prompt and welcoming. The menu looked good and we both made choices almost immediately. Both meals arrived in... More 

Thank JayellNZ
San Francisco, California, USA
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710 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

It's been one year since my last visit and a good time to rewrite reviews. Certainly many changes. The new location and new menu are HUGE improvements since 12 months ago. The new building is lighter and less noisy plus has an outside area to dine alfresco. Yay! My tempura fish and chips, a bit of a variation from tradition... More 

Thank HaljoHal
Havelock North, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

For the more discerning dining. Choices are great. Quiet Corners and spacious. Friendly Staff and very accommodating.

Thank Sam202M
Hastings, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Most expensive regular soy flat white in HB at $5.50 .. nice surroundings and great food though... great selection of delicious cakes and cabinet food

Thank abundant58
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Interesting menu, well presented in an airy atmosphere redolent of 'industrial' chic. I will go back.

Thank ThomasH56
Havelock North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Honestly I expected this place to zing. Sadly there was none of that. For 2 people, one of whom had a day or two old slice of pizza from the cabinet and some not so fresh salad, an omelette and 2 coffees - $50! For lunch, give me strength.

Thank Carol W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Eastbourne St East, Hastings, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-870 6020

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