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Fenton St, Stratford, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

See above. Walked into this cafe today 27th December 2016 intending to have breakfast. However the lady at the counter couldn't even turn her head to greet us despite standing right in front of us. She was busy making coffees, and was slamming cups around and looking very sour. After being ignored and witnessing this for several minutes we walked... More 

Thank JessLennan
Raglan, New Zealand
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in. 3 to 4 other people already there. Stood at counter and no staff member so much as lifted their head. No Acknowledgement that we were there at all. The female Barrister appeared angry and continued making coffees. We had time to read the menu through. Still no acknowledgement, so we left.

Thank RikkiTiki
Queenstown, New Zealand
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We are local Queenstowners so stopped in at Columbus Coffee whilst shopping at the new Mitre 10 Mega store.Well worthwhile as they have a nice selection of cabinet food and the cafe is nice and spacious and has outdoor seating as well. Staff were very pleasant and service was excellent,very enjoyable.Many Thanks.

Thank dcleghorn
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Friends and I enjoy going to this cafe. The people are very friendly and the service is great. The food is exceptional!!

Thank travelbug663
Stratford, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Visited this cafe at lunchtime. Had a date scone that was very dry. The coffee was only Luke warm and was not very nice. Don't think I would return in a hurry.

Thank PaulaZ69
Eltham, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Love the food, they change their menu sometimes but would be good to see changes more often. They could do with better chairs, they are quite cold to sit on, not nice when its cold. Service is okay can be slow some of the staff seem to get flustered quite easy, but overall a nice place to eat.

Thank Nanaeon
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Inkpot Cafe at Mitre 10 is right next to the garden section so a very pleasant outlook. And open every day. Paul and Hayley run a great cafe with friendly staff and consistently great coffee. Paul makes the best omelette in town, no question about it. Great menu and always fresh and interesting cabinet selection. My favourite pick-me-up is a... More 

Thank 627lindyb
New Zealand
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205 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

First visit today and thought we'd try somewhere new. Firstly the place as well decorated and nice and spacious. Also not too loud for the amount of people seated. Although not heaving still nice to be able to have a conversation without raising your voice. The food selection was good. There's plenty on the board and I like the open... More 

Thank Lizzieh081
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

You never quite know what to expect when you try eating at a cafe attached to a big mega hardware store. They can be appalling (for example, Mitre 10 at Paraparaumu) or great, like one I've been frequenting at the Mitre 10 in Stratford in Taranaki. Called the Ink Pot, this is a treasure of a place, attached to the... More 

Thank Jim T

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fenton St, Stratford, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  Stratford

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?