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Mustard Seed Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, International
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91 Ohuanga Rd, Turangi, New Zealand
+64 7-386 7377
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here because the Hotel pub was over capacity and we would have had an hour wait. The people here are really nice, the garden is very pleasant and the atmosphere was welcoming. The only thing is the food let them down. A limited menu left us both choosing a pasta dish. The sauce was watery and the pasta... More 

Thank 87181
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Place was very busy - staff were friendly - but the quality of the food was very poor. I paid $18.8-0 for a plate of very soggy and unappetising french toast - literally just dunked in some fluid and panf ried. Coffee was good - but they don't do takeaways. Son ordered Nachos - then about 25 minutes into the... More 

Thank sheryn83
Wellington, New Zealand
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152 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We stopped here for lunch after we'd had a pitstop at the adjacent public toilets. The food was okay, nothing special but did the job. Very nice staff. Lots of seating inside, and also some outside.

1 Thank KiwiLynda15
Bristol, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

So we were in Turangi, a slightly random place to say the least. The restaurant looked very local and had an open fireplace so we were attracted to it like moths. Let's just say the food could have been better (or at least cheaper): carbonara was swimming in the cream sauce and quite sloppy, sweet potato soup was edible, but... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

stopped for coffee and cake at lunchtime and enjoyed it so much that we went back for dinner! Lovely staff and delicious home cooked food, with an open fire in the evening. Everyone had a genuine interest in making sure we enjoyed our meal. Very good value for money.

Thank harold59
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We popped into the cafe for an early dinner. Staff were welcoming as was the Open fire. We enjoyed our mains and the Lemon Meringue Pie.

Thank 597fab50
Taupo, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great atmosphere especially in winter with the fire going. As a local we call in often for a coffee and muffin. Always fresh. Have had dinner there also and found good food and drinks at a reasonable price.

Thank NOEL024
Melbourne, Vic
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84 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had afternoon tea when we arrived. We enjoyed it so much that we returned the next day for lunch. Had croissants with egg and bacon - awesome.

Thank slinky1100
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Second night 3 couples, first couple last night. Good service and friendly. Venison really tender and tasty. Steak needs an improvement on taste. Good selection of beers

Thank Greg B
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Eggs Benedict advertised with lime and mint. Couldn't taste either. The actual taste was of Blue Cheese. Complained and got a partial refund at least. No take away coffee also an issue. Expensive. Won't be back.

Thank Hugh B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cafe, New Zealand, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Ohuanga Rd, Turangi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 7377

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