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Food for Thought

Cafe, New Zealand, European
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131 Queen Street, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
+64 6-377 5195
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like stepping back in time. Food boring, mostly cabinet food. Lacks atmosphere. Noisey. I wouldn't return or take visitors there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Masterton, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a mid day quick bite here, lovely staff very bubbly lady. Only constructive comment would be to not have tables so close to the toilet area. My family was seated by the cashier in the corner by the toilets and it was not a pleasant experience. Apart from that food is decent, price a bit higher than I would... More 

Thank heavenlyone83
Blenheim, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late breakfast. The food is homemade and fresh. Good old fashioned food.. my husband had a big breakfast and I just ate food from the cabinet.service was friendly and efficient. Loved the option of freshly made juice although I would love to have had a green vege in mine. You know when you see all of... More 

Thank jkempy
New Zealand
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679 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

There are a lot of really good food and coffee places in Masterton, and this is one of them, not only did we find the food freshly made, but it was also well priced.

Thank Narziss
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

A Lovely cafe. Sells lovely homemade style food and is very affordable Highly recommend coming here.

Thank Emma O
La Spezia, Italy
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

In the middle of Masterton Food for Thought is ideal for a snack or lunch. Great range of food and drinks and plenty of tables for any size group. Service is always friendly and helpful.

Thank adeejay
Devonport, Australia
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127 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of choices all ready made to go or eat in. Self service. Clean and not too expensive. Great service

Thank beverleybaker22
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

On the weekend we visited for lunch it was amazing service and food. The children were treated so nice and that's what matters to me the most.

Thank Nicki B
Blenheim, New Zealand
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly quick service. Large variety of food which includes cabinet as well as blackboard menu. Soup was excellent and came with a large serving of garlic bread. Nice ice coffee. Heaps of seating and warm. Would go back.

Thank Tina B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A very friendly cafe in Masterton. Offering the usual hot and cold from a selection that is mostly self serve. Good coffee and freshly made juices to choice. Very friendly service. A haunt for many locals and from further afield. My daughter loves their mince pies. Large enough not to feel claustrophobic even on busy days. And an outside area... More 

Thank Alex N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Queen Street, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Masterton
  • Phone Number: +64 6-377 5195

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?