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Morris & Jame's Cafe-Bar

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Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Grill
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Tongue Farm Rd, Matakana 0930, New Zealand
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable lunch which was cooked really quick. The staff were very pleasant too and the setting was very relaxing.

1 Thank Linda A
Invercargill, New Zealand
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199 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I might have scored this a 4 stars had it not been for the distracted bordering rather rude staffer who served us

1 Thank ginadigger
Jacqui B, Owner at Morris & Jame's Cafe-Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ginadigger, I would like to sincerely apologise for your experience, this is definitely not the attitude I expect from my staff. If you would like to please get in contact with me I would like to investigate further to ensure this is remedied immediately. We value all our patrons and take their views very seriously. My email address is... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think the cafe is named after its scones. It was the hardest driest rock I've ever attempted to eat. Stuffed up our coffee order. We mentioned to staff our disappointment with the scone . Waitress said she would let the "chef" know but there was no apology or offer of something else, a child could have made a better... More 

Thank sturodney
Jacqui B, Owner at Morris & Jame's Cafe-Bar, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your feedback. Please could I invite you back for a coffee and scone to remedy your experience. We have a very good track record of serving beautiful scones which are baked every single morning. Kind regards Jacqui jacqui@brickandvines.com More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have been on numerous previous occasions as my nieces loved the food. However since the new owners have taken over it has gone downhill, this second time time trying them is was again not very good. One niece ordered the margarita pizza which is described as napolitano sauce, parmesan and basil. It arrived with tomato slices as well which one... More 

Thank bluegal
Jacqui B, Manager at Morris & Jame's Cafe-Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, I am disheartened to read about your experience. I have not had this brought to my attention and absolutely would have replaced your meals or at the very least not charged you. The pizza does in fact say tomato slices as well and we would have gladly removed them had we been made aware of the issue. I... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We arrived just as they were opening on a Saturday morning, and we're welcomed in by friendly staff. We ordered straight away and didn't have to wait long. Good coffee and I had an excellent omelette. After breakfast we walked through to inspect the huge range of quality pottery made there. Going back there very soon.

1 Thank Shane O
Jacqui B, Owner at Morris & Jame's Cafe-Bar, responded to this review

Dear Shane, Thank you so much for your review. We really work hard to offer the best quality food and experience to all our customers. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Jacqui Brown jacqui@brickandvines.com More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Have been here before on numerous occasions and normally this place is really good with exceptional service, but not this time. Ordered two cappuccinos and counter food. The people behind us in the queue ordered hot food from the kitchen. They got their food well before we got ours. When the coffee finally came, which wasn't very nice, it was... More 

3 Thank Anne W
Jacqui B, Owner at Morris & Jame's Cafe-Bar, responded to this review

Dear Anne, I do apologise for your experience. With regards to the spoon incident, we were full to capacity and looking back had served 137 meals that day with 196 coffees. We did unfortunately run out of spoons at that point, however did have our take away spoons available. With regards to your food taking longer, I do apologise and... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We came to buy pots for the garden, but couldn't resist the delicious range of cakes. The garden was lovely and had plenty of shade. There was a play area for children with tables close by, for those with smaller children. The cakes and muffins were really tasty, and we loved the cup an saucer for our tea.

3 Thank Chrissie N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Lovely relaxed garden setting with a variety of table sizes etc, some standard table n chairs with or without umbrellas and some semi covered booth style under a pagoda like frame with various foliage, beautiful. It was just such a shame the food took forever. We visited on the Saturday of Labour Weekend so a busy weekend in the area... More 

1 Thank mav_nz
Snells Beach, New Zealand
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The new name for Morris & James Cafe. A lovely courtyard setting complements the "main course" which is the pottery with its well known pots large and small, tiles, wall hangings and demonstrations, seconds shop on site. Coffee and cakes, lunches with an all day menu. Open until 5pm. Surcharge on public holidays. Very busy (a good sign).

2 Thank DavidRRyan
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stop for afternoon tea. Relaxing environment and great when the weather is nice. Good to have a look at the amazing pottery although we would never buy it as it is not in our price range. Have heard lots about this place so good to finally check it out.

2 Thank Hol1dayMaker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tongue Farm Rd, Matakana 0930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Matakana
  • Phone Number: 422-7484

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