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The Kiwi Cafe

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Cafe, British, Contemporary
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5 Glasby Square | New Street, Retford DN22 6EP, England
441777719477
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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East Retford, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly, the food is of a very high standards and the coffee is excellent especially the Flat Whites. Overall I have been numerous times and never had a bad experience here, if visiting Retford then this is a good place to eat/drink.

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Thank 959Michael_H959
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks Michael for the review and we look forward to serving you again More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We only ever come into Retford on a Sunday so have never found this cafe open, but we thought we'd give it a try as they had a chalk board outside advertising Christmas Lunches for a couple of Sundays before they close for Christmas. We were very pleasantly surprised at the welcome and choice of meats on the set menu... More 

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Thank Ohdear_8
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review , we only have one cook at the moment so we haven't opened Sunday's generally but she wanted to open over Christmas , you are right Sunday was exceptionally quiet but a rest for the cook after an exceptionally busy Saturday . hope to see you in the cafe again More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

the meal i had was bacon sandwich which was done really nicely not over cocked but not under,which was really good. i will come again .

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1 Thank mariah b
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, our Bacon is well liked we buy it local. we actually buy a lot of our ingredients from local suppliers supporting local businesses More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The place has no character, noticed odd points on walls needed plastering, had a not bothered feel , and just interested in profit.about the place. Coffee too strong and too expensive. Staff too many and not as friendly as I'd expect. Short changed by girl who served me, but not on purpouse. Didn't seem to know what she was doing... More 

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Thank Peter D
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

This review is a little puzzling, Our coffee is wthout doubt the best in Retford. The staff and I are coffee snobs, the blend is from a local quality supplier who has just won awards for one of her blends. I find it is strong coffee, taste sweet, not bitter like Starbucks and not milky and no coffee taste like... More 

Retford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Couldn't fault this cafe one bit. I used to visit with my grandparents as a child many years ago but it's been done up and improved massively since then as my grandparents visit occasionally. As soon as you walk in you're greeted with a friendly hello and warming smile making you feel very welcome. When we ordered at the counter... More 

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1 Thank dodgerb107
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you again. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we have been to this cafe, the first visit was disappointing in that it was not busy but the food took 50 minutes from ordering to arriving and the food was under cooked. We decided to give it one more go but this time the wait was short and all was well until the food... More 

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2 Thank ozzie2008
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

Have spoken to Ozzie who, along withhis partner and friends, has since enjoyed many meals, especially raves about our Christmas Pork Lunch. In answer to his review, which we have discussed in person. We do sometimes have a wait on food when busy all are fresh prepared and we do alert customers if to a delay if they exist, on... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

had coffee and cake here before shopping. Staff were very friendly and the cake was delicious. Will call again when in Retford

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Thank karen w
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks Karen, our cakes, scones and pastries are made locally, the lady who makes them usually wins the Baker award at the Collingham show every year. I am sure she just polishes it ready for its return. Thank you for sharing your experience More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I always like coming to this place staff are welcoming. Good quality food as well. Good value for money if u want decent food

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Thank Samantha M
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks from the Team at The Kiwi More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited kiwi cafe today for the first time. I was greeted by the friendly members of staff. The cafe was ideal for my mobility scooter & was very clean & tidy. It also had a disabled toilet which was very clean also & spacious. The prices are very reasonable & I would recommend the cafe to anyone. I will certainly... More 

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Thank happypat48
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks Patrick I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and glad you shared on trip advisor. More 

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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here quite a few times always had lovely lunch! They have a great range of food on the menu for children. My son had a lunch box which was packed with fresh stuff and a lovely sandwich. I had a tasty prawn and smoked salmon salad which was the perfect amount! Will defo b going back again.... More 

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Thank Smurfette02
Emoplugs, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we will be adding some more tasty meals to the children's menu and those 'Lunch Boxes' can be made up for parties etc to take away a catering headache More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:30
Friday
09:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Glasby Square | New Street, Retford DN22 6EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: 441777719477
Description
Cafe/bistro style establishment offering brunches and light meals. Seating Inside and alfresco dining with perfect Panini's. Licenced so a drink of wine Proseco or beer is available with your meal

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