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The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store

$$ - $$$, Cafe, European
582 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 3322
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
582 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 302 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been here quite a few times, mostly because of the convenience of the playground. However, this will be the last. Extremely disappointed in the service and lack of listening ability the staff had. The waitress who took my order, missed one of the meals and...More

Thank rockclimbingkerri
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We value your custom as a regular to our cafe & hope that you will continue to come. As the Cafe Manager/Owner Jen was unaware of any problems during your visit, we have to rely on comments from the staff member concerned. She is partly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family and friends will enjoy. Room for the kids outside but a cosy fire inside. Plenty of room also to sit out if need be. Great selection of food to order from or fresh muffins or scones from the cabinet. Lovely staff welcoming place and...More

Thank lulu1106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for brunch and had a wonderfully cooked meal and superb coffee. It is a cool little cafe perched on the side of the highway just going into the Kerikeri township and so close to the airport but not so close that you hear...More

Thank Tuwhare
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes our location is perfect for heading North or South and into Kerikeri. We take pride in our food and coffee, pleased you enjoyed it too. The team at Rusty

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Meals were slow to arrive 40minutes. One meal given to another table. To reorder would take a further 20 minutes so got money back and customer went hungry.

Thank lesleywilkin1
19mallard51, Manager at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

After asking the staff about your experience, there seems to be a couple of things that compounded your issue. These have been addressed and more training given. Sincere apologies for the missed order. The Rusty Team

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Only wished we had more time to enjoy lunch here at the rusty tractor. Cappuccino was excellent and on the hop I took away one of their homemade apricot and white chocolate muffins...it was the BEST sweet muffin of my life!! It had teal pieces...More

Thank Smeraldorosso
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Pity you didn't have time to stop and enjoy the range of cabinet and menu food items. You know where we are now - so come on back. Regards Rusty Team

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Nice relaxed feel and good selection of food. Friendly staff. We hit 'rush hour' so had to wait a bit for our meal, but it was worth it.

Thank Chartwell_12
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you for your comments. Hope to see you back again soon. Yes rush hour can be daunting!! Regards The Team at Rusty

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delish thank you! A little work needed in front of house but the food more than made up for That! My friend could not decide between a couple dishes so I said to order what ever and we'd split...she was in heaven.....we had the...More

Thank jam18898
19mallard51, Manager at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Look forward to having you back. Thanks for your feedback The Team at Rusty

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The meals were great and of a good size. Staff wee super friendly, very highly recommended, easy parking and even a ply ground for kids

Thank kyladave
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thanks for your fantastic comments. Hope to see you again Christine, Jen, Nick & Denis

Reviewed 1 June 2018

First time here. I walk in, say "good morning", none of the two ladies at the counter reply. I wait till one of them finishes what she's doing and say hi again, and ask her "do you have a menu". She says a short "sure"...More

Thank Aline P
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Suffice to say there are two sides to the story and our staff disagree with your side. Let's just leave it at that. Also we fail to see how you can give us a one star rating for value when you didn't dine with us....More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Rusty Tractor is a cafe outside Kerikeri with indoor / outdoor dining areas, a nice garden and a children's play area including play equipment. There was also plenty of parking. The setting is very pleasant and it was nice to stop here without the...More

Thank WinnieTherPooh
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

What a great review thanks. For vegetarians, if we are not too busy we can usually meet special requests too. Yes parking is a big plus for us. Thanks again Denis, Christine, Nick & Jen

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Response from 19mallard51 | Property representative |
We have a separate menu for breakfast & lunch with daily specials for lunch. The menu changes over between 11 &12 midday, depending on customer flows. We also have a large selection of cabinet food Menu items range from $15... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 16
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 582 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 3322
  • E-mail
Description
The Rusty Tractor, where good friends meet for great coffee and fantastic fare, prepared and served by passionate people! Join us for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, value for money and a great playground to entertain kids the entire day! Rusty Tractor . Open seven days a week, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Wednesday - Saturday) menus, great cabinet food & Supreme Coffee
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