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Alpine Motor Cafe

££ - £££
Cafe, New Zealand
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State Highway 7, Maruia, New Zealand
+64 3-523 8813
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

funny place at a crossroads far from anything else. Ambience is interesting and the staff was very polite and attentive and made really quite good veggie burgers and chips. topped it off with some good ice cream. pleasantly surprised

Thank Nico C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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375 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Not very good service, lousy food, long queues and waits, high prices, not very nice toilets. Ah yes, the pleasures of a toilet stop at this fine establishment

Thank happysheepChina
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Brilliant Wee cafe, epic coffee, good drinks for kids, nice break on the journey sitting on the deck at thee back of shop while looking at the Alps, stop in here on your trip.

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Oliver, Canada
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243 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

stale white bread with hardly any filling, overpriced everything and they get away with it because they are the ONLY place to grab a bite within miles........DRIVE ON. DO NOT STOP!

Thank rahall
Chch, NZ
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is just as most people are saying - just awful. They have a great opportunity to do it well but are totally clueless. I noticed a coffee/food caravan 100 metres north that I will be trying next time.

Thank ChchCantab
Whanganui, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I called yesterday for Lunch - where does one start. The toilet was filthy and smelt. The food in the cabinet was stale, the service appalling and the prices were through the roof. These people are going through the motions and making money because they can. There was no form of courtesy - I could not even get a Scone... More 

Thank MurrayCorps
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This has to be the most disgusting place to eat. Our laminated table number was falling apart and had years and years worth of food caked on it. Our grated cheese had some white powder through it... I make the same mistake each year and always give it another chance, but never again. Yuck!

Thank Womanwithtwokids
West Midlands
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

If you value your health, then I suggest you do not eat at this flea hole. My husband and I had a steak pie??? Where was the steak??? We then drank our tea outside and got bitten by fleas from an old doormat. I saw a dead cockroach inside the cafe.

Thank RitaSmith
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Only thing going for it is that it is a good stopping point to stretch the legs on a trip through the Lewis. Have tried the cafe several times mainly out of sense obligation for using the bathroom and playground. Food is old school kiwi teahouse and not in a good way. If you are craving very average coffee, dry... More 

Thank Xiaojake
Rangiora, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Nice & warm with the fire going & looks clean & tidy - not enough choice in the cabinet & some food looked a bit old - chips were ok & sausage roll looked good but wouldn't stop here again

Thank carolyngibbs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 7, Maruia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Maruia
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 8813

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