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“Good food, good vibe”

Abracadabra Cafe Bar
Ranked #15 of 241 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$21
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Abracadabra cafe and bar "Good food, good vibes" a funky 1940s house with unique character and atmosphere. Come in and meet us for exceptional kiwi service with a smile.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Good food, good vibe.... That's the slogan out front of this restaurant in Rotorua, and that's exactly what you get.

The menu has something of a South American flavour to it. The specials vary. We've been here 4 times in the past four months and have been impressed every time. Especially since the new owners took over.

My favourite thing: When you order a glass of wine, you get a decent pour.

The food had been great every time we've been. Tonight's special was a venison medallion with cumin potatoes & salad. The meat was cooked to perfection and the salad was awesome. Loads of potatoes....they were great.

There are 3 different areas to dine in. The restaurant out front, small private side rooms & the bar out back.

Thank MattyandAce
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Justinkala, Owner at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Thanks for your lovely write up we really appreciate you sharing the good vibes. We look forward to hosting you here again soon. Cheers.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

I went the as a formal meeting and we had the green room. Beautiful place and friendly staff. Tha food was well presented and very tasty.

Thank BROCIO
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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Hi thank you for the good vibes, we are glad you enjoyed your meal and the green room. My favorite room, feels nice and peaceful. Cheers!

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Having returned home to NZ after many years away, I am absolutely stoked that Nadia and Justin have brought life in this cafe/bar. We had a fantastic work dinner here tonight and the food and customer server was 2nd to none. There was no rush although unknown to myself they had another 2 biggish booking happening not long after our group was suppose to sit down and eat. Very impressed with the bar and wait staff, always a smile on their faces and happy to help in anyway possible. I will definitely be going back even if its just for a coffee and one of their delicious yummy goodies.

Thank Hulksie
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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Wow thank you for such a wonderful review! It was lovely to host you all, look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I always love dropping by this place. They have my favourite beer on tap (Croucher Pilsner), good happy hour prices and great cocktails. The food is good and the staff are always up for a laugh. Looking forward to see what the re-launch brings in July.

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Thank RhysGeorge
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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and all the new changes we are making. Lots of exciting things ahead for Abracadabra. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Love the food, vibe and customer service. We came in late and the place was very busy. Staff made sure to make us a spot and we then enjoyed a delicious meal. Cody, our waiter did an amazing job at keeping us happy. Will def be going there again. Cant wait for the re launch! Hopefully some exciting things!

Thank 683mandif
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Nadiajustin, Owner at Abracadabra Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Hi Mandi, thanks for the positive feedback, we are also really excited about all the upcoming changes we are making. So happy that you had a great time and Cody is a star!!! We are lucky to takeover and have such amazing staff.
Thanks and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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