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The Village Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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6 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
+64 6-306 8814
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had lunch here today as part of a wine tour and the service was a bit patchy. Not particularly welcoming on arrival and generally just a bit below par. It felt like we were being served by people who really weren't that keen to be there. One smelt funny and one had a hiki....Both lovely girls I'm sure but... More 

Thank kristabel2016
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Group of 9 of us came here. Service started out bad and stayed pretty horrible. The restaurant wasn't even half full but tables were covered in used dishes - we started to clear them so we could take a table and asked a nearby waitress if we could sit there and she just looked at us, muttered something and walked... More 

Thank HarryJM88
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went there for dinner on Friday night. Ordered two different Pasta dishes for $24.50. Nothing startling about the dishes. Advised that they make the pasta on site. Over priced for what they were. The choice of dessert cakes were great. The staff friendly but did not know the menu very well. Offered local wines but no local beer

Thank kevin36
Wellington, New Zealand
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214 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

...With plenty of choices to eat. We just had a coffee and cake,.... But if the food is so amazing like the coffee,....wow :) I live in Wellington city, and we have many good coffee places,...But I had the best one in decades.... the cake was good too. Next time we will try the lunch :-)

Thank India2012
Hamilton, New Zealand
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535 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe offers expansive areas of both indoor and outside seating. There is an extensive selection of saleable artwork displayed on the interior walls. This venue would be ideal for couples seeking a relaxing eatery to dine, larger gatherings of family and/or friends, business meetings and more formal booked dining engagements. Although we simply enjoyed flat whites made from an... More 

Thank Marque01
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A good choice in Martinborough. Handy to the wine centre and other attractions. Nice selection of cabinet food.

Thank Huttoldboys
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We travelled from Wellington to have breakfast here. I had smashed avocado and tomato with bacon. When served it looked like a heap of vomit served on luke warm bread. My bac9n was cold and cooked bit cut it with my knife. The avocado felt like it 2as served directly from fridge to cold plate. My coffee was stone cold.... More 

Thank cedar111
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great cafe...had lunch here nearly every day of our stay. You should not leave martinborough without trying a Carmel slice from the village cafe!

Thank 3timesasfun
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful smashed avocado and tomato piled on toasted chaibata with a generous rosette of smoked salmon. DELICIOUS.

Thank Barbara D
Canberra, Australia
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210 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A great breakfast to start our day of driving. We opted for the granola which came with rhubarb on the side. Very tasty if a bit chewy. Good coffee!!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 24
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: +64 6-306 8814

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