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The Lily Pad Cafe

1234 Kaipaki Road, Cambridge 3495, New Zealand
+64 7-823 9154
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“french toast” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1234 Kaipaki Road, Cambridge 3495, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning and decorated in a unique but comfortable way. Was present for a 21st and the venue was classy and gorgeous for photos and memories. The staff were great and made an extra effort to talk and help everyone out. Definitely keen to go...More

Thank Nik L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a very enjoyable lunch. The garden and cafe ambience is lovely. Food was very nice and plum crumble desert was amazing. A perfect place in the country 5 minutes from Cambridge and a nice drive from Hamilton. It has a lovely shop attached which...More

Thank TommiesGo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Food is worth the trip out of town. Great atmosphere, greetings when you arrive, quick service. Perfect poached eggs, very good baked desserts.

Thank Shirley333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for a Sunday breakfast. Lovely location with good facilities for children. We ordered a full breakfast each but to get an extra side of toast it was $5. We had to ask for butter for the toast as this was not provided....More

Thank Sinead M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lily Pad is just down the road from where I live, which means my mother and I frequent it often, and I must say, I have never been disappointed by the food. They cater for everyone, providing tasty vegan and vegetarian meals as well...More

Thank Sophie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At our recent visit we had a mixed experience. The venue is lovely especially on a beauiful day with a garden to wander and the Garden Art Studio to explore. It wasn't especially busy so we were surprised at how long it took for our...More

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Today for lunch I had pea and feta soup with toasted sour dough. Delicious! Attractively presented and tasted great. Snug inside on a chilly Waikato day. 👏👏👏

Thank janeaF3644QE
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Almost took coffee back, didn't quite taste right, a bit burnt. Cabinet food did look tempting and the surroundings did look nice and cosy.

Thank BigWheelsNZ
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Average and expensive for what it was. The coffee was really bad. Seems to have gone backwards from previous visits.

Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Went with two work colleagues who had been before and said it was good. Service was initially pushy and then slow and not at all polished. Food was ok but nothing to rave about. Had to get up and order counter food for desert and...More

Thank Keithry
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1234 Kaipaki Road, Cambridge 3495, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +64 7-823 9154
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