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“Country air”

Mainline Station Cafe
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Cheviot
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
kaiapoi
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Country air”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

After having driven past this place many times, we decided to stop here for a light lunch on our way back to Christchurch.
We were greeted by friendly staff and a delicious looking array of food.
The cafe has a lovely outdoor eating area in which to enjoy your meal.

Visited February 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic, Unique Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

Exactly what we were looking for: A touch of excellence in the countryside.

Conveniently located on the main road at Domett (just south of Cheviot) this cafe is WELL WORTH stopping for. Its a family-run business where legendary service & awesome, homemade food still exists. Great coffee too - and all at realistic prices. (Check out the daily specials for some excellent deals.) Even the bathrooms had individual cloth towels!

It's a fantastic setting with a large outdoor seating area (incl kids play area) and really interesting memorabilia / gallery inside.

Stopped with the family for a late morning tea, and every dish/snack exceeded expectations.

If looking for something unique, affordable & interesting - just stop here!

  • Visited February 2014
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

What an amazing spot. The owner obviously cares passionately about this place. An excellent breakfast followed by tasty cakes. Excellent service and beautiful surroundings. Live too far away to ever go back but would recommend The Mainline Station Domett to anyone passing.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Excelent Berkshire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for late breekie fried eggs and bacon on homemade toast just what the dr ordered !! Do it

Visited November 2013
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Kaikoura, null, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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“just stop off when you travell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

the food and atmosphere was tops. The owners were friendly and the records of the railways that are on display means you could spend a long time just looking and taking it all in we will stop there again for the second read that's fpr sure

Visited August 2012
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Thank Bobbie606
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