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Sequoia Eatery Rotorua

) #29 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua €€ - €€€ Cafe, Fusion,
10 Tarawera Rd | Lynmore, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-345 9227
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“hotcakes” (3 reviews)
“scones” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
10 Tarawera Rd | Lynmore, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great indoor and outdoor seating. Great spot. Friendly, welcoming staff. Good coffee and very yummy food.

Thank trudy_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great café with lots of different food choices. Great menu selection for adults, kids, breakfast, lunch, something quick and caters to people with different food preferences (Eg: vegan). Really yummy sweets, great coffee and excellent service. Really like that the café is kid friendly...More

Thank Nicmm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was swayed by the prospect of great coffee but thought it was a bit out of the way. So so glad we went. Lovely warm sunny space, friendly staff and great food. Oh and the coffee.....sooooo good. Make the trip.

Thank antip0dean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sequoia is 5 minutes by car out of town But if you are in the neighbourhood drop in for flat white and scone. Service was welcoming, coffee & food is delicious!

Thank anythingchocolate
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We'd been wanting to try the food here for quite a while. Our 9yr old sons hot cakes were pretty underwhelming. They looked dry, the maple syrup was little more than a drop but the bacon was crisp and looked yummy. We asked for more...More

Thank 34teris
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We drove down to Rotorua on the Saturday before mother's day and were not meant to stay the night but we ended up staying. We went looking for somewhere nice to have brunch for mother's day on Sunday morning. Went to Coffee Club and they...More

2  Thank Shoni D
caferockstars, Owner at Sequoia Eatery Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

I remember you guys very well, thoroughly enjoyed looking after you all. We are really happy you enjoyed our cafe and that it was a great experience for you. Look forward to have you come and visit us again soon! Thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I organised a Bus trip to Rotorua with 45 retirees .Communications with Sequoia Cafe via messenger resulted in a very successful morning tea.We took advantage of a scones with trimmings and tea or coffee.The tables were ready scones served and drink orders taken from tables.This...More

1  Thank nonnanz
caferockstars, Owner at Sequoia Eatery Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

It was an absolute pleasure to have you all in. We thoroughly enjoyed having you all in serving delicious hot scones with cream and jam along with coffee and tea. You kept me very informed of all the details and that allowed us to ensure...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

A variety af gluten free alternatives. The ultra burger was good. Personel friendly. Thre was a fix up in the kitchen so we waited for our meal for an hour. The waitress was very sorry and we got coffee for free.

Thank WiFr
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great food & relaxed atmosphere. We went back twice we enjoyed ur so much, and plenty of room outside for our toddler to run around.

Thank imelda82
caferockstars, Owner at Sequoia Eatery Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Look Forward to having you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Boss was away so good to all staff working hard, a must stop place in Rotorua great food, coffee and ambience

Thank LawrieGibbons
caferockstars, Owner at Sequoia Eatery Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Awesome to hear! We don't get away often, but we are super happy to hear you had a great experience in our absence!! Thank you for the great review, look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Questions & Answers
1 September 2015|
Response from Lynne_R_M-S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Serendipity/Kate. Yes, the Office Café is under New Management - Sheldon (chef) & Stacey (Front of House). New crew of waitresses. New food items on menu (including gluten free, and with advance requests can... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 10 Tarawera Rd | Lynmore, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-345 9227
  • E-mail
Welcome to Rotorua's newest hotspot, Sequoia Eatery (The Old Office Cafe). We're excited to bring you the freshest food with the friendliest service all in our beautiful, bright café, located on Tarawera Rd. We welcome large groups as well as kids who will love our fun playroom. Stop in on your way to the Redwoods and lakes, and make sure you come on down for a beer or wine after work on Friday, for our famous Tapas night! Sequoia Eatery - fueling your adventures.
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