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Pokeno Country Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand
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47 Great South Road, Pokeno 2402, New Zealand
+64 9-233 6890
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New Zealand
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Pokeno Country Cafe has good coffee and the food is good but the prices are way too high for what you get. Shame because it's a good location.

Thank mrewin
Pokeno, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We are always welcomed with a smile and a giggle... good range of food, good coffee, hot chocolate, milk shakes, and they will even grab a truckie a pie if there are none in the warmer :-) It is clean, comfortable, reasonably priced, just wish it was open later...for when I am feeling lazy ..

Thank noteven-13
Greater Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Basic cafe in a convenient location. Food was basic and good. Staff nice. Kids liked the quiches and salad.

Thank qjane983
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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166 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

wanted to order a proper breakfast but the choice/price put me off. I ended up with a steak n kidney pie (good amount of kidney but needed to be hotter) and a cuppa tea (nice and hot). Said no milk but got it anyway. chairs were comfy and lots of natural light so I could read while eating. the café... More 

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This place has certainly changed over the past few years, every time we stop it seems to get worse. Food was ok, very over priced. Mocha was disgusting strong bitter coffee that over powered the Chocolate. The person who served me had trouble understanding English, but thankfully the barista stepped in. The place needs a total make over, and for... More 

Thank Cherie S
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Not a great start to out visit to Pokeno! Not particularly friendly staff, the menu is limited & has odd additional ingredients like beetroot on a burger! Fussy bread & fatty bacon on a B.L.T always turns my stomach! Had to deconstruct just to eat it! Outdated decor & in need of a deep clean! Full of construction works &... More 

Thank Lady_Porsche
Pokeno, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Rather expensive, and while it has the benefit of location and captured market, the food selection is average and expensive compared to others in the region

Thank Marilyn T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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535 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this cafe for refreshments when heading South from Auckland. The detour through Pokeno offered a pleasant respite from heavy traffic on SH1. This cafe is quaint and the dated interior is rather like stepping back into tea rooms of a bygone era. The couple who served us we're welcoming and affable. They were busy undertaking baking, presumably for the... More 

Thank Marque01
Rotorua, New Zealand
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Always call into Pokeno for the fabulous butcher on the way to and from Auckland. So of course have a coffee and one of the best sponge drops in the world!! So light and fluffy and delicious. Can't comment on the rest of the food, but does all seem a bit pricey. Pleasant to sit in the outside courtyard (undercover)... More 

Thank NZNana
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225 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Quick stop on the way back from Auckland. Pies were very tasty. Coffee wasn't great but drinkable. Restrooms were clean and tidy. Would stop again.

Thank xoxLuxyxox

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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  • Address: 47 Great South Road, Pokeno 2402, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Pokeno
  • Phone Number: +64 9-233 6890

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