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Workmans Cafe Bar

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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52 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 5498
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Frizington, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of this restaurant is dark and uninspiring. Service was ok . We had lunch and my prawns with pasta was very average and not very tasty.

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Thank Janette G
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited this place with my brother, first impressions were great, nice and busy, good decor and friendly welcome. Unfortunately both our meals were confusing, with the Italian chilli prawn pasta overpowered with sweet chilli sauce and the chowder resembling a very sweet korma with small amounts of not particularly pleasant fish/seafood. The drinks we ordered on arrival came... More 

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Thank Alex R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had dinner here the night before our visit to Hobbiton. In our visit to Australia and New Zealand, this was our favorite meal. Steaks were amazing. The fruit sorbet made for an excellent desert as it used a fruit native to New Zealand.

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Thank Rick A
Richmond, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had a nice dinner here after sightseeing for the day. The lamb dish was good and there was a vegetarian pasta option as well. Loved all the old radios on the walls.

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Thank Sarah M
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service. Sit and have a glass with Glenn. Scotch steak was amazing, the mushrooms with option 2 were amazing. Wish every meal on this trip were this good! Cheers from Atlanta, Georgia USA

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Thank Chris A
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hey to the three from the united states of America , glad you had a good time and enjoyed the company of Glenn, also so hope you all had a great time here in New Zealand and please keep Mr. Trump over there ha ha cheers Syd. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Really good value and delicious food. The owner is very kind and the place has a very warm energy with positive vibes. Highly recommend checking it out.

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Thank David J
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hey David thanks for your review and the team and I are glad you had a positive time in our little café cheers Syd. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Came here with friends for a social meal. Served its purpose. Somehow the restaurant is very popular so seats we all taken up. So we were ushered apologetically to sit at the bar. Food took a long time to arrive but when they did, we really enjoyed what we ate. So a note to those seeking a quick meal, this... More 

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Thank Alvin N
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hey Alvin thanks for your review, we do pride ourselves on our food and yes I will agree it sometimes does take a long time due to the fact often everyone comes at once but as they say good things are worth waiting for .Cheers Syd. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Usually stop here on my way through town. The coffee is good and you will find a nice snack. The soups are generally something I go for, if not the steak sami.

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Thank cbgville
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Nice to know that you are a regular passing througher as we call them please keep coming cheers Syd. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great location, in the main part of the town with shops. After driving through from Napier but still working didn't really want to go to anything too flash! Found the menu really good and the food great, probably as good as anything in town. I will come back again when passing for the day time cafe.

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Thank Epsomt
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your dinner and yes do come back and try us during the day, remember we are open Wednesday till Sunday 7.30am till late cheers Syd. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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430 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had the scotch steak with the garlic sauce which was incredible. A large thick steak atop some scalloped potatoes....came with vegetables on the side. My wife had the lamb which was delicious as well.....no room for desert and there was so much we took home some for lunch

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Thank DJS1950
scronk60, Owner at Workmans Cafe Bar, responded to this review

We do do a mean steak with my burnt sauce which I haven't been able to take off the menu in 23 years, glad your wife enjoyed the lamb. Shame you had no room for desert but a good excuse to return cheers Syd. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-888 5498
Description
Workman's café is a fun friendly environment that happily serves great coffee and fresh local food five days and nights a week, we take pride in what we do and how we present ourselves. Great comfy chairs, great sounds, fab ambiance, and good looking staff all help to provide an experience we hope you will enjoy . Cheers Syd

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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?