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John's Bakery & Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, European
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358 Heretaunga Street West, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
+64 6-878 8594
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there a number of times. Good Value and great choices of a variety to satisfy numerous palettes.

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Thank Sam202M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went to go to John's bakery today but found a note on the door saying they not open on sundays anymore. Have watched a number of people read the sign and will probably find somewhere else to go instead of going there, no matter what day of the week. When have gone there during the week have found the food... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We are always given a warm welcome at Johns. The staff are consistently outstanding with the service they provide. The place is clean and cared for and I do love the provision of the daily newspapers. A must for ALL bakeries/cafes/eateries. The food is your usual bakery food -my favourite is their doughnut! All the food looks fresh and very... More 

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Thank Susie Y
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We called in last Saturday for a quick lunch - which is the past has been fine, not gourmet but ok for what it is. The glass doors that greeted us were covered in dirty finger marks, dirty tables and food on the floor. I asked if there were more of an item out of the hot cabinet as it... More 

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Thank OPSCAR
Hastings, New Zealand
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I used to go here a lot and usually found the food and prices to be great. But we went on Sunday for lunch. Nothing except the pies were freshly made, (I asked), so it was all yesterdays left overs. Prices seem to have gone through the roof for some things. Not one table was clean and there were more... More 

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Thank Yehudi S
Hastings, New Zealand
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151 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Right on the edge of town. Lovely selection of nicely fresh baked food. Sit inside or outside. Friendly staff. Very Good service nice food good prices. Can pop in and take away

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Thank leoniehastings
Hastings
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

An appalling experience. Food took 40 minutes, and when it arrived it was cold. Obtained a full refund. As this is .now the second time this has occurred, we will not return and certainly not recommend.

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Thank NewZealandCouple
Hastings, New Zealand
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Great selection of food. The staff were friendly and helpful. You are able to eat inside or out, and we chose outside as it was such a lovely day.

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Thank Rose D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I would recommend john's to anyone. My husband and i are from hamilton and after finishing our breakfast i said... we should move towns so we can be closer to john's. Selection is great. Atmosphere and staff are great. Would be a regular if i lived in hastings!!! Yum yum ☕🍴

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Group of 4 came in for lunch, two separate orders. One order had soup and chips. Waited 30 minutes for SOUP and HOT CHIPS! Even after we brought it to the attention of staff TWICE!!!! second time we told them to get it take away, turned up 5 minutes later ON PLATES! We will NOT be back and we will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 358 Heretaunga Street West, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-878 8594

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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?