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Big Jims Garden Cafe

1217 Devon Road, New Plymouth 4373, New Zealand
+64 6-755 1829
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1217 Devon Road, New Plymouth 4373, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Jims is a great place to pick up items for your garden and then to have a spot of lunch afterwards

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 470trevorl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s just poor quality food being pumped out with no real thought about health or vitality. It shows in the taste. You even have to ask for your bread to be served with butter as opposed to margarine. This is totally unacceptable in a country...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rosy S
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We arrived with a group of 13 on a Tour of Taranaki festival Gardens. We hadn't booked but the staff arranged tables for us and took our orders at the table rather than having to queue up at the counter. The food came came out...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I have had many good meals, but have also had some meals that were not great. The staff are always nice and welcoming.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Orchidacea
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Welcomed into this charming cafe straight away. What to have was a yummy choice of all day breakfast menu as well and lunch items. There was also a great selection of savoury and sweet cabinet food. I decided on Lambs Fry and Bacon on a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mackka
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Bright smiles, great service, fabulous food. I just love this cafe you are made to feel so welcome and best of all, a busy lunch time is covered by enough staff all with the same attitude a great one. Because they were so well covered...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank marlainac2015
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Really tasty meal. Excellent customer service with waitress and counter staff. Meal sizes were very good as well.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ceceliar2018
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Took15 -20mins to get 2 coffees.this in itself is sort of okay BUT We ordered one in a takeaway cup and one in cup. Both came as takeaways. We ordered a savory scone NOT heated please ,it came heated. The tables outside were covered in...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jane H
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely light lunch in a nice garden setting, very busy, good selection of food, from hot open chicken sandwiches with salad to really yummy cakes, good service, nice to be able to sit outside.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank dimarshall63
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Big Jim’s garden café was a real find. A warm sunny day, underneath a shady tree, on hand hewn tables and chairs was a nice environment. The service was prompt, staff very pleasant and the sandwiches delicious. A little bit out of the way but...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank alan d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Devon Road, New Plymouth 4373, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-755 1829
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