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The Wholemeal Cafe

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60 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9426
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not the fastest service but it was very busy at the time we had our lunch there. Good meal, nothing to complain.

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Thank amisescu
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, good service, great soy-milk coffee. Nice but pretty ordinary food. Bustling with locals and tourists.

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Thank JulieW1165
Rotorua, New Zealand
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Wholemeal cafe recommended to us by family so were keen to try it on our arrival in Takaka. I ordered the salmon quiche with a green side salad and my husband ordered one of the specials, calamari with a green risotto. He enjoyed his meal but I found my quiche very bland with no seasoning and the salad... More 

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Thank Jan M
Dubai
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere what Cafe should vibe like. Do not miss this great food/ coffee experience in the main road of Takaka

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Thank Daniel W
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had morning tea - tea, coffee and great savory muffins - and took away some quiche for a picnic lunch. Good coffee, great food and excellent service. We sat outside in the sun and read the paper and soaked up the atmosphere. We just wish they had been open on the Friday evening for dinner

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Thank htomkins
Napier, New Zealand
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived here about 2:30 pm and the cabinet was on the empty side after lunch we opted for the Carrot cake and coffee. What's not to like. The menu looks interesting and should we return will give it another go. Nice vibe about the place.

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Thank teddybear2009
Duluth, Georgia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Extremely good food and Ice Cream bar in small, attached store in front. This is the only real breakfast option open at 7AM and we were delighted with the food. Full breakfast was very tasty and green smoothie was superb. Very satisfied with our visit.

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Thank J S
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Been to this cafe on numerous occasions for brunch and lunch. It's been 12 months since we last ate here. Service was fast and efficient. Unfortunately so was the Gardeners breakfast that was served up. Eggs over cooked, bread rock hard, and an odd assortment of vegetables served up on the tiniest plate just to make cutting up the bread... More 

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Thank DAVAROB71
52scorpio, Owner at The Wholemeal Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a revue , unfortunate yours was not a great experience it is quite acceptable to tell the counter staff you are not happy with your meal , then we can address the problem at the time and find a positive solution a revue like this cancels out a lot of the good things... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You MUST try the Mexican Eggs for breakfast, they are divine. Combine that with one of their long black coffees and you are onto a winner! The vibe at The Wholemeal is relaxed with Fat Freddy's Drop playing through the speakers. The staff are friendly and the service is quick. There is a wide variety of meals on offer to... More 

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52scorpio, Owner at The Wholemeal Cafe, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to write a positive revue , happy that you enjoyed the cafe and our work More 

Germany
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The wholemeal is a must in Takaka. not only being differnt but also perfect for breakfast, very good food, really loved the atmosphere. Go there at least once!!!!

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Thank Tom S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Takaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9426

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