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“Always Nice for Lunch”

Nichols Garden Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Cromwell
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A cafe that is set inside nichols garden center
Cromwell, New Zealand
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Always Nice for Lunch”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

A good choice of food with very little waiting time served by friendly staff. Lovely hot chocolate. A choice of indoor or outdoor seating, both with a nice view.

  • Visited August 2014
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Chatto Creek, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Service is rubbish”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Having morning tea with kids after sport the girl at the counter could barely bother look up as she served me. Sent one of the 9 year old up to get himself something else to eat and the girl served around him. In the end his mother had to go up to the counter before he could get served. Food was ok

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AlannLou, Owner at Nichols Garden Cafe, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Hi there,

We work so hard to make everything right for our customers however to be honest no one is ever perfect.

In explanation to your perceived experience, this day was chaos and virtually every sport team in the district swooped on us. Its not easy giving everyone 100 percent service.
We are sorry your 9 year old did not get the level of expectation that he would expect.

Hoping you can see through all this and we welcome you back for an other opportunity.

Cheers

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Central Otago, New Zealand
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Brilliant Hot Chocolate !!”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is a very busy cafe. We have been before and once again were very pleased with our choice of cafe.

Terrific food choices ... delicious cakes ... and warm surroundings.

I am not a coffee drinker but can highly recommend the hot chocolate - thick and delicious.

Choice of indoor or outdoor seating.

Service is friendly and professional.

Everyone needs to try this cafe !!

  • Visited June 2014
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AlannLou, Owner at Nichols Garden Cafe, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Well hi there,

We work really hard to make things right for everyone and despite the Cafe being inundated on this day, we managed to make you happy.

Thanks for your positive feedback as we are all appreciative of your effort to make our day.

Cheers

Alan Lou Josh Team
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Waimate, New Zealand
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Called in here the other day when in Cromwell for just the one day. Our friends in Alexandra had recommended we go and we weren't disappointed. Excellent choice of cakes - had one each ... yum!! Great coffee which was almost ready before we'd sat down.... 3 degC outside so were glad of the warmth inside although brave souls did eat outside. We'll be back as popular with locals and has a good car park.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank JohnTheWine
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AlannLou, Owner at Nichols Garden Cafe, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
You are always welcome to come to Nichols Café. We care very much about our customers but you are extra special for writing something nice about us.

See you again I hope.

Alan
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Alexandra, New Zealand
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Another great visit to Nichol's Garden Cafe today. Despite there being loads of people (always a great sign of an awesome cafe!) - coffee & food arrived in a timely manner & were both of a high standard. This trip I had the simply huge Cheese Rolls - YUMMO!!!! Service friendly & professional. Thanks again team for the fab coffee & yummy cheese rolls - massive! Highly recommend this cafe to anyone visiting Central Otago.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank AmyScottNZ
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AlannLou, Owner at Nichols Garden Cafe, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Isnt it fabulous when someone famous writes nice things about us!!!!!!!

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