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Food for Thought

Cafe, New Zealand, European
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131 Queen Street, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
+64 6-377 5195
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Wellington, New Zealand
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy, bustling, place with good selection of food. Daily newspapers available for patrons. Coffee was a bit disappointing. My cappuccino was too milky. More like a latte with froth on top

Thank Roger F
New Zealand
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154 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While wandering around Masterton we came across "Food for Thought" Very pleasant, heaps of food to choose from, staff very friendly and the coffee was good. Premises were very clean.

Thank MarieAnnNZ
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We selected from the cabinet food for lunch. The quiche was very tasty warm nicely with a touch of salad and a very nice beetroot relish. The lamb wrap had a little too much lettuce and was too cold to really enjoy. The Earl grey tea was very nice and hot chocolate was warm and tasty. Could recommend , service... More 

Thank Chris R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Like stepping back in time. Food boring, mostly cabinet food. Lacks atmosphere. Noisey. I wouldn't return or take visitors there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Masterton, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Enjoyed a mid day quick bite here, lovely staff very bubbly lady. Only constructive comment would be to not have tables so close to the toilet area. My family was seated by the cashier in the corner by the toilets and it was not a pleasant experience. Apart from that food is decent, price a bit higher than I would... More 

Thank heavenlyone83
Blenheim, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a late breakfast. The food is homemade and fresh. Good old fashioned food.. my husband had a big breakfast and I just ate food from the cabinet.service was friendly and efficient. Loved the option of freshly made juice although I would love to have had a green vege in mine. You know when you see all of... More 

Thank jkempy
New Zealand
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687 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

There are a lot of really good food and coffee places in Masterton, and this is one of them, not only did we find the food freshly made, but it was also well priced.

Thank Narziss
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

A Lovely cafe. Sells lovely homemade style food and is very affordable Highly recommend coming here.

Thank Emma O
La Spezia, Italy
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

In the middle of Masterton Food for Thought is ideal for a snack or lunch. Great range of food and drinks and plenty of tables for any size group. Service is always friendly and helpful.

Thank adeejay
Devonport, Australia
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127 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of choices all ready made to go or eat in. Self service. Clean and not too expensive. Great service

Thank beverleybaker22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Queen Street, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Masterton
  • Phone Number: +64 6-377 5195

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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?