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The Wholemeal Cafe

) #2 of 15 Restaurants in Takaka €€ - €€€ European, Cafe,
60 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9426
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (3 reviews)
“quiche” (11 reviews)
“salads” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
60 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, the coffee was very good. My nachos were OK with a lot of chilled salad pieces which made most of the meal cold and the corn chips were pretty soft. My partners soup was nice but rather thin. The place itself was a theatre...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visited The Wholemeal when holidaying here (now we live here, lucky us). Anyway...food is always great, excellent coffee. Be prepared for a small wait if they are busy, but so worth it

Thank PruNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came up from Nelson arrived a bit on the late side for lunch but the young waitress checked with the chief and they cooked for us, which was much appreciated. Cool funky place to visit on a cold dull day, love the funky decor and...More

Thank suzfitch12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food excellent, coffee always good, value, second to none in the Nelson region. Staff.....heed the title of this reviewMore

Thank Peter E
52scorpio, Owner at The Wholemeal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to wright a review Peter , well excellent food coffee and value are good things to get right in a cafe , I'm not sure what my staff did to annoy you I had a good team on the day...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

After pupuspring we had breakfast here. Busy cafe but food was awesome! It was Public holiday so we were glad they open! Want to try different food next time.

Thank Ayumi M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Every time we pass through Takaka we like to stop here for lunch. The restaurant is huge and very interesting. There are lots of choices on the menu, you get a good portion, and the prices are quite reasonable. Definitely will go again.

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The food is always great .... Staff very helpful and happy. Best coffee in the area! A must for anyone who appreciates good food. When we are in the area we always leave time for a visit to The Wholemeal Cafe !!! Keep up the...More

Thank Meth S
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Busy place and that's during the winter. Was packed for lunch. I can only imagine how busy they get during the summer. They have a great selection of food, vegetarian friendly menu, fresh smoothies and juices. Good coffee.

Thank ManhattanVasya
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Food always seems tasty and wholesome. Have always found staff there excellent but last time the young woman taking orders rolled her eyes in exasperation because I asked mistakenly asked for cheese cake when I wanted carrot cake and it was inconvenient for her!! Before...More

Thank Sue C
52scorpio, Owner at The Wholemeal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review , cafes have a high turn over of FOH staff we try to get the best of who apply for work but don't always get it right , its hard to control the mood of staff , fortunate...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

very "alternative" place in an old cinema (or theatre?) in the main street. Has a real good selection of healthy and homemade food, very tasty! Really nice to sit and to have a chat or to watch people

Thank tomHD
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Takaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9426
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