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“The food is always lovely here!”

Cafe Irresistiblue at Monavale Blueberries
Ranked #10 of 61 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: Dutch, Cafe, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe Irresistiblue is situated centrally in the Waikato only 10 minutes from Cambridge, 15 minutes from Te Awamutu and 25 minutes out of Hamilton. Just follow the brown road signs from the Cambridge-Te Awamutu Road. Cafe Irresistibue and orchard shop are open ALL YEAR 7 days a week, 9am-4.30pm. Bookings are welcome. With high ceilings and a rustic, country feel, the cafe is a great place to visit, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and a meal, overlooking New Zealand's largest certified organic blueberry orchard. The cafe is also fully licensed and has disability access. There is ample outdoor seating on the huge decks that grace the cafe, as well as gorgeous wooden indoor tables and huge windows, so you can enjoy the views no matter where you sit. Our cafe can cater for up to 60 guests, and can also be booked for special functions. Orchard tours also available (Oct-Mar).
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We love to pop in here and know the food is always enjoyable.
This time we stopped for lunch after a bit of a shopping trip. The staff were helpful and food was served promptly. The flavours are always something to look forward to and it is one of those places worth a drive out to try their food.

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1  Thank Danielle K
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went for breakfast and got there at 9 and we were not not helped at all. Stood at counter while cook was on her phone and waitress on hers. Took menus and went and sat at table waiting for someone to come to the counter to no avail. Went back to counter and no recognition of us there. Even if we were a minute early someone could of said, “we will be with you in a minute”. No! Got up and left.

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1  Thank Lmvrlv
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great destination for lunch, good menu and food excellent, purchase blueberries, and all things connected with same.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We were recommended to go there but as we were there in winter the setting did not do justice as it would in summer. Good selection of food and produce from their garden can be purchased. They are also fully licensed. A book of photos of the history of the place is available to look through which we found very informative.

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1  Thank Erin L
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

I've been here before and it was lovely. However, I felt it important to put in a review about our latest visit. We went there, with advance reservations, for a Mother's Day lunch. After being taken to an outside table, it took 45 minutes to get anyone's attention, and that was only because I stopped a staff member to ask about service. The time to get our beverages was quite long and the wait for our lunch was exorbitant. One of our orders was a child's meal, which was described to us by the Supervisor, but when it was delivered, it was not what we were told. We asked about the discrepancy, and were told that's the way it is. There was no attempt by the wait staff to check with the Supervisor, nor to remedy the situation.

The weather that day was very windy and cold, and we had asked on three separate occasions if we could sit inside, and were told that the tables were reserved. We could understand that; however, two different parties of our same size had come outside (it was too cold for them, too), and they were seated inside. We didn't understand, nor were we told, why after sitting there for hours, we were not seated inside.

To top this all off, the staff, who are normally quite friendly, were very short and on the verge of being downright rude. The food was mediocre.

Our party was disappointed with the service. While we could chalk it up to the number of patrons in the place, there was really no excuse for the attitudes of the staff toward their customers. When asked at checkout how everything was, our reply was simply and kindly "not good." The lady behind the register did not even inquire as to the issue, but simply took the payment, and that was it.

Not a good day ... I will not, nor would I recommend to others that they, go to this establishment on a holiday in the future. Staff don't have experience or patience to handle a busy restaurant (and the place was NEVER fully booked, as there were a number of empty tables during our entire stay of over 3 hours).

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5  Thank tetonswyo
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