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Shadehouse Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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147 - 157 Sala Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9420
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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716 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting in amongst Palmer Garden centre. Popular with all age groups. Food is reasonably priced and there is a good selection of home make looking food. Cake/slices are very nice. Good place for a coffee and cake.

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Thank Strickes
Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice place to shop for outdoor plants and gifts as this cafe is in a garden centre. The food is good in the cabinets or off the menu

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Thank TaniaConwell
New Zealand
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Every other staff member we bumped into at Palmers was lovely, especially the young man at check out, but the servuce at the cafe was average. A smile doesn't cost a thing (well it costs a but if a stink review). I was served my hot chocolate at around 330pm and then all the sugars were packed away before my... More 

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Thank kitt3n
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Combination of great food and peaceful surroundings, trickling water. Caters for a wide range of food tastes. Great coffee and snacks as well as full meals.

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Thank Liz M
Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Good coffee, lovely cheese scones. Eat inside or outside under the umbrellas, surrounded by the beautiful plants of Palmers Garden Centre. Dog friendly if they are on a leash.

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Thank MargrietTheron
Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great place to park the husband with a magazine while browsing through Palmers Garden Centre. Good coffee; excellent date scones. You can even take a well-behaved dog along.

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Thank MargrietTheron
Rotorua, New Zealand
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Bring your puppy on a Lead - nice for the mutt. The site is very attractive looking over a goldfish pond and garden plants and away from all street noise. The big breakfast is $20 and is a generous serving - toast (no butter), tomato, nice bacon, onion rings (that's different), poached eggs, hash browns (store brought) and a plain... More 

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Thank Luvinspoonful
Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This cafe is getting busier and busier which is testament to it having constantly good food and value for money Staff are great and coffee good too

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Thank magsx1
Rotorua, New Zealand
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you enjoy gardening go here , it is Palmers Garden Centre and the cafe is part of it. You don't have to buy plants, just enjoy the fishpond, odd ducks, just really nice surrounds. Good food and coffee, buy specialist flavored teas too.

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Thank annieck2016
Rotorua
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I go here frequently because i like it. it is peaceful and on a sunny day it is beautiful looking out at all the flowers. I wenjoy the coffee and the potato skins. best in Rotorua. The other dishes are nice as well. The service is prompt and the staff friendly. It is one of the few cafes i fgo... More 

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Thank janetkeenartist

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 - 157 Sala Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 9420
Description
Even from the outside, Shadehouse Café is very inviting, with it’s gorgeous setting and Redwood Forest backdrop. Casual and welcoming, it is a place where you can really relax and unwind, and enjoy delicious food, all made on-site from the freshest of ingredient. If you enjoy home-style cooking and baking there is a wide selection of favourites and desserts to enjoy with your favourite tea, coffee or iced drink. We open at 9 every day for a relaxed breakfast or lunch. Choose from the extensive blackboard menu. A very special feature of our café is the outdoor area, which is akin to a being out in the country, with ferns and native trees, as we are tucked away in the Palmers Garden Centre. Children are especially catered for, with a special menu just for them.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?