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“lovely welcoming cafe”

Wave Cafe and Courtyard
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$35
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Wellington, New Zealand
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“lovely welcoming cafe”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This is a lovely little café. It is right on the main road, smack bang in the middle of town, close enough to get to on foot from all the main accommodation places, the ferry and the waterfront.

They offer counter food (muffins, sandwiches, pies and savouries) and a hot food menu. The menu includes standard breakfast choices and larger meals (including blue cod and chips, mussel fritters, etc served with chips or wedges and salad).

We were in Picton for 3 days, and went to this café everyday. The food was good, the prices were very, very reasonable. but the service was great.

I think that the counter food was OK. Not that special.

The pancakes were really good, as were the mussel fritters. The chips were outstanding. The bacon and eggs were scoffed down really enthusiastically! And the toast was accompanied by loads of spreads.

The pots of tea very generous and the iced chocolate looked like a heavenly Everest of cream, ice cream and chocolatiness. This was slurped up in no time.

The service was quick, friendly and very welcoming.

The premises were spacious, clean and bright. Seemed very kid friendly and inviting.

My only suggestions for improvement would be to improve the counter food. It wasn’t bad, but there is room for improvement. The hot food was great though.

  • Visited July 2014
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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236 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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“Nice mince meat pies!!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Stopped in the Wave for a late breakfast and I had a warm mince meat pie which was very good!! Really enjoyed it. Ketchup for 50 cents though?? A bit taken back by that! Did not buy. Would eat there again.

Visited April 2014
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Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Our morning start”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This was a very convenient place for us to have our breakfast and the staff were very pleasant, efficient and friendly. The coffee was excellent and the courtyard was a sunny and pleasant spot to share with friends while enoying our choice off the excellent menu. A great start to the day.

  • Visited March 2014
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great cafe for breakfast brunch”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Good location, good coffee and tea,tasty food served with a smile. We went twice. Very clean, nice ambience, the seafood chowder seemed to be a winner.

Visited February 2014
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good stop!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Only stopped here for a morning coffee, but were greeted by friendly staff as we made our way through to the back sunny little courtyard. We passed lots of cakes etc on the way, as well as a large chalkboard menu for lunch ideas. worth a visit!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank iowstevie
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