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Papa Cliff Cafe Restaurant

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2 Koraenui Street, Mangaweka, New Zealand
+64 6-382 5778
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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New Delhi, India
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127 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are travelling between Wellington and Auckland/Rotorua this is a 'must stop' place.The staff and owners are very friendly and it is a homely atmosphere. They have very tasty burgers of various types including venison and vegetarian ones ! Their coffee is really amazing. To top it up you can buy some local fresh asparagus too... They have inside... More 

Thank Travel_away_10
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off early one morning on the way to Wellington and had the best coffee in North Island! Great food and friendly helpful people. Place was clean and food was great. Stop by if you are going through.

Thank cwes2n
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food, staff, atmosphere and price. We stopped off here for a quick bite ended up staying for about an hour chatting to the owner a very nice lady. It was a great laugh with exceptional food, superb coffee, coffee to die for really made to perfection by a very lovely young lady. Whole experience was fantastic, will be... More 

Thank Henry L
Levin, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped at Papa Cliff Cafe mostly because they were advertising that they sold asparagus and my local asparagus seller had closed 2 days earlier meaning I hadn't been able to stock up for Christmas. I also hoped to find something nice to buy for lunch and get a takeaway coffee to fuel the next few hours of my journey.... More 

Thank Joanne D
Sunnyvale, California
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stopped here on a road trip and had a lamb burger, which was delicious and had a nice jelly on it. The people who own the place couldn't have been nicer. They were a little behind on food and gave us each a free drink - a banana milkshake for me. Everything was great and I... More 

Thank ny12ny
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

The ladies met our every need with our beautifully made breakfast through to free replacements of egg mishaps spilling on the floor, to suggesting where the toys and fun swingset outside were. Service was top notch. This place is one of those rural gems that you don't expect much of at first glance but then find out that it is... More 

Thank nurene
Waiouru, New Zealand
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and nice relaxed atmosphere and staff. It was so good I forgot to take a picture before I demolished it!

Thank terrence s
Nelson, New Zealand
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249 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We often grab a coffee from Papa Cliff as we head along the highway. This is a lovely, low key cafe where there is little hype. Their hallmark is decent coffee and homemade food; really a bit like visiting Grandma's kitchen. Nothing is really too much trouble, it is clean and simple.

Thank whosemother
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended to stop and do coffee and treat while travelling this morning. Beautiful coffee, exceptional homemade food, even made a sandwich to order with freshly cooked asparagus, all without fuss and with true blue Kiwi friendliness and hospitality. Husband devoured homemade Louise cake, gave it a 20/10!

Thank Heather and Ton... H
Paris, France
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Driving South to Wellington and this oasis of good food and great coffee was a good place to stop. Coffee is amazing, Big Brekkie recommended. Leave your boots at the door :-)

Thank Amanda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Koraenui Street, Mangaweka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Rangitikei District  >  Mangaweka
  • Phone Number: +64 6-382 5778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?