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Clifton Cafe

468 Clifton Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
+64 6-875 0096
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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468 Clifton Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been to Clifton Café for years. Went for lunch with family and we were disappointed. The food/menu wasn't as good as it previously was, the young staff didn't seem interested in being there. Great view but disappointing.

Thank oliverl21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant yesterday as a group of 11 - 4 adults, 7 kids. Service was good and all the kids were happy with their meals (most importantly!!). Adults food was OK. Value for money was average - $22 for burger and fries...More

Thank Adam J
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We were at the end of the road in Clifton. This Cafe is open only occasionally. It was a sunny so we ordered burgers and sat outside. This place has a great view so you can't beat it on a sunny day. The burgers and...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 17 April 2017

What great people; what a great little café. We enjoyed our tour of Clifton Station, complete with sheep herding and shearing and wool spinning, followed by the short walk to the café at the water's edge. It was perfect visit! The view from the café...More

Thank MaryC508
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious coffee, can't complain about the food, service is always pleasant although sometimes there's a language barrier, no biggie. Topping off with a beautiful location.

1  Thank jtamai
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times over the years on a cycling stop but since it changed hands the coffee was not to the same standard as before and today the cappuccino was just a bit of lukewarm frothy milk. I won't go there again...More

1  Thank hurfordcm
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

On a weekend trip to Napier with my wife. Called at this Cafe for breakfast. We ordered eggs benedict and the full hose breakfast (S23 NZ for the full breakfast), which is expensive for New Zealand. Two flat whites. Coffee and meals came out quickly...More

2  Thank John R
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We placed our order for lunch and two of our party of four were served and finished their food - still no other dishes arrived. We went to investigate and the chef had missed two principle dishes on the order. Dessert was offered on the...More

2  Thank Patricia M R
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while on a biking wine tour and we were really disappointed both with the price and the food. My $24 burger was less than average, the chips were overlooked and the salad was just badly washed lettuce. Two others had the...More

Thank diver201
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our experience was limited. We came in for coffee and a takeout lunch (per the sign) before going to the gannet colony. After some discussion, the only thing we could get to take away was a bacon and tomato sandwich. We were okay with this,...More

1  Thank njjc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 Clifton Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-875 0096
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