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Cafe Primo e Secundo

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38 McMillan St., Methven, New Zealand
+64 3-302 9060
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a look at the standard of the kitchen before you eat here. The entire shop is dusty and full of junk, the food is prepared in a dirty kitchen with little regard for food hygiene.

Thank Philip B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled on this place by accident when shopping at the Four Square across the road. It's a fantastic cafe-come-gallery-come-antiques shop. Good food, absolutely brilliant staff, were happy for me to take photos of the place. A real gem for Methven.

Thank Jan O
Tauranga, New Zealand
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183 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great coffee here, lovely food, unique setting with old memorabilia everywhere - a little cluttered, but great atmosphere

Thank 60stravellers2014
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere with all the old stuff, much of it familiar from grandparents' houses as a child. Friendly staff, casual atmosphere. Yummy food, and avo mash was delicious, and so nice to have somthing different for a change (and we're not even vegetarians). As we were leaving we were even offered recommendations on where to go for dinner, complete with... More 

Thank Jolie H
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The girls and I were on a weekend away and went here on our first morning. We were greeted by friendly helpful staff, great meals, amazing coffee and great chat and advice were to go. We went back the next morning and filled the staff in on what we got up to the day before and enjoyed another coffee and... More 

Thank Annakiwi2017
Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Off the wall decor, cross between an op shop and cafe. Great service and food. Reasonably priced and lots of selection choices.

Thank Barry A
Geraldine, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Warm welcome, delicious food, excellent coffee - memory lane galore... great selection of olde stuff creatively displayed - loved it... We've visited each time we are in Methven.

1 Thank Brosallan
Ashburton, New Zealand
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We love this cafe. Have been a few times and are never disappointed. Staff are friendly and the cafe itself is a treasure trove of old memorabilia. Games, magazines, toys and even hats to wear if you sit outside in the sunshine - everything to make your (and your children's) time more enjoyable. Food is excellent, especially the home made... More 

Thank John66_12
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

After a good 4 hour walk on the foothills of Mt Hutt, the tarts and salads here were very welcome with several cups of tea out of a pot. The staff and owner are friendly and thoughtful, and the toilets clean. The atmosphere is old fashioned cluttered bric a brac, but the food is prepared with some flair in a... More 

Thank jolorac
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This cafe is great for breakfast and lunch, with a tasty selection on offer. The staff are all very friendly and the coffee is excellent!

Thank Isabel H

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 McMillan St., Methven, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 9060

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