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The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store

££ - £££, Cafe, European
582 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 3322
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (17 reviews)
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New Zealand, Cafe, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
582 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped for brunch and had a wonderfully cooked meal and superb coffee. It is a cool little cafe perched on the side of the highway just going into the Kerikeri township and so close to the airport but not so close that you hear...More

Thank Tuwhare
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meals were slow to arrive 40minutes. One meal given to another table. To reorder would take a further 20 minutes so got money back and customer went hungry.

Thank lesleywilkin1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only wished we had more time to enjoy lunch here at the rusty tractor. Cappuccino was excellent and on the hop I took away one of their homemade apricot and white chocolate muffins...it was the BEST sweet muffin of my life!! It had teal pieces...More

Thank Smeraldorosso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice relaxed feel and good selection of food. Friendly staff. We hit 'rush hour' so had to wait a bit for our meal, but it was worth it.

Thank Chartwell_12
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Hope to see you back again soon. Yes rush hour can be daunting!! Regards The Team at Rusty

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delish thank you! A little work needed in front of house but the food more than made up for That! My friend could not decide between a couple dishes so I said to order what ever and we'd split...she was in heaven.....we had the...More

Thank jam18898
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The meals were great and of a good size. Staff wee super friendly, very highly recommended, easy parking and even a ply ground for kids

Thank kyladave
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thanks for your fantastic comments. Hope to see you again Christine, Jen, Nick & Denis

Reviewed 31 May 2018

First time here. I walk in, say "good morning", none of the two ladies at the counter reply. I wait till one of them finishes what she's doing and say hi again, and ask her "do you have a menu". She says a short "sure"...More

Thank Aline P
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Suffice to say there are two sides to the story and our staff disagree with your side. Let's just leave it at that. Also we fail to see how you can give us a one star rating for value when you didn't dine with us....More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Rusty Tractor is a cafe outside Kerikeri with indoor / outdoor dining areas, a nice garden and a children's play area including play equipment. There was also plenty of parking. The setting is very pleasant and it was nice to stop here without the...More

Thank WinnieTherPooh
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

What a great review thanks. For vegetarians, if we are not too busy we can usually meet special requests too. Yes parking is a big plus for us. Thanks again Denis, Christine, Nick & Jen

Reviewed 27 May 2018

I went for the all-day breakfast. Certainly a large plateful and mostly good...but the sausage was the weirdest ever! Kinda like a bland saveloy (yuk!) but with the added oddity of some sort of cheese in it; in the bin with that! The only other...More

Thank londonbedu
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Bunch of us came here while in town working. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast with no complaints. Coffee was good, as was the service. It’s not in town so you will need a car if you are in the town centre

Thank G00nerNZ
19mallard51, Owner at The Rusty Tractor Cafe & Trading Store, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Truly appreciate your great comments thanks. Please come again! Jen, Christine, Nick & Jen

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3 September 2016|
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Response from 19mallard51 | Property representative |
We have a separate menu for breakfast & lunch with daily specials for lunch. The menu changes over between 11 &12 midday, depending on customer flows. We also have a large selection of cabinet food Menu items range from $15... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 582 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 3322
  • E-mail
The Rusty Tractor, where good friends meet for great coffee and fantastic fare, prepared and served by passionate people! Join us for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, value for money and a great playground to entertain kids the entire day! Rusty Tractor Lunch Menu Soup of the Day with Sourdough Cheese Melts $13 Bacon & Brie Hash-Brown Stack with Grilled Tomato, Fried Egg and Mustard Aioli $16.5 Tempura Prawns with Mandarin 6 Spice & Chipotle Mayo $21 Kerikeri’s only Seafood Chowder in a Cobb Loaf With Nori, Lemon Wedge & Battered ½ Shell Oyster $23 Confit Chicken Leg in a Tarragon Broth With Green Pulses & Vegetables Soft Boiled Egg & Flat Leaf Parsley $22.5 BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos with Blackened Corn Salsa & a Celery Peanut Crunch $19 Red Beets & Horseradish with Broccoli, Quinoa & Pecan Nuts, Feta Crumb, Cranberry Dose & Licorice Paint $25 V Benedict Eggs, Bacon & Sliced Tomato with Poached Eggs, Grain Mustard, Hollandaise and Cayenne Pepper $21.5 Rusty Tractor’s Peppered Steak Sandwich With Cumin Gouda, Fried Egg, Onion Rings Tomato Beetroot & Salad Greens, Fries and Relish $25 Lemon Peppered Calamari With Green Olive Bocconcini, Tomato & Parmesan Salad, Romesco Sauce & Crispy Shallots $22.5 Add: - Basket of Fries $6 - Caesar Salad $8 - Garden Produce Salad $7 - Sourdough Cheese Melt $5 - Broccoli Quinoa Feta Salad $8 Rusty Tractor Children’s Lunch Menu (<14 years of age) Fish & Chips w Lemon & Caper Mayo $14 Bacon & Cheese Toastie w Fries & Tomato Sauce $14 Cheesy Mite scrolls w Relish $14 Ham, Cheese & Pineapple Pizza w Chips $14 Sausage Kebab w Blackened Corn Salsa $14 Something Sweet from our cabinet (warmed or not) w vanilla Ice-cream $10
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