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Cafe Primo e Secundo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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38 McMillan St., Methven, New Zealand
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Timaru, New Zealand
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My business partner and I occasionally go to Methven for lunch and religiously choose Primo Secundo ... Decor The cafe has an eclectic look with a wide range of retro artefacts throughout. The tables and chairs are a variety of styles but generally comfortable, and the environment is a relaxed easy going one. Service Maria and her team of young... More 

Thank Millso111
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee and baked goods. Quirky. Popular with locals and travellers. Cafe plus second hand wares combined business.

Thank lindatrewin
Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From a bewildering selection of fantastic looking good and a big menu I selected the eggs benedict. Simply terrific. Great friendly front of house and quaint, fascinating surroundings. I'll be back.

Thank actionikara
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Cool little cafe with interesting things to look at and buy if you are in the mood. Tasty coffee and a good menu, even for vegetarians (which I am). I would recommend visiting this cafe if you are heading through Methven.

Thank AandD07
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had booked lunch for almost 40 people from our car club. Maria and her team did a fantastic job. It was obvious that they had really thought about how to feed such a large group in a timely manner. When we arrived large bowls of salad and platter of eggs and sun-dried tomatoes were already on the tables. The... More 

Thank TB321go
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I love having coffee in this quirky and cosy cafe and am always warmly welcomed by Maria and staff. Having previously lived in Methven it was nice to venture back recently as part of a skiing trip and squeeze in as many expertly-made Primo coffees as possible.

Thank littletravelbug1984
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The go-to cafe in Methven if you want to chill and spend some time rather than a grab n run latte! As well as the endless shelves of vintage clothing, jewellery, ornaments, art and oddities (ALL for sale), there are piles of books to read, and of course always a newspaper. Great to visit alone or with friends, there's always... More 

Thank CarryBagGirl
New Zealand
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Not just an ordinary coffee cafe, styling is all different furniture, cups, etc. AND everything is for sale!! How funny is that! There's via the back door another room full of stuff for sale. Coffee is good, service seems sometimes bit slow, nice staff, lots of locals.

Thank Thenewexplorer
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Always great... Maria and her eye for quirky interesting things, fantastic food and coffee as well as a warm cosy friendly cafe is a must do in Methven!

Thank Beadlee
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great coffee! Maria's quirky stylings makes it fun and interesting. The recent changes for the interior makes it a very pleasant place for a bite to eat. A few more gluten free options and I would give Primo 5+. Great place for kids too. Will be back...often!

Thank Megan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 McMillan St., Methven, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: 033029060

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