Cafe Reka – Lower Hutt

Cafe Reka – http://dowse.org.nz/visit/cafe-reka Reviewed by Karen and Fi Fi – November 2015 The Place: Serving everything from burgers to smoothies, Café Reka caters for a broad range of diners wanting to get a caffeine injection, a mountainous gluten-free or vegetarian meal or something simple, yet tasty.  There is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, a kids menu and…

Ripe Eatery – El Paso, Texas, USA

Ripe Eatery – http://ripeeatery.com/ Reviewed by Fi Fi – October 2015 The Place: Gosh, where do I start?  This place caters for every palette imaginable.  They do breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.  They have coffee, shakes, craft beers and wine……and you can even order NZ wine!  There are salads, paninis, burgers, pizzas, pasta, brown bag lunches,…

Hatuma Cafe – Waipukarau

Hatuma Cafe – https://www.facebook.com/Hatuma-cafe-598684060155078/ Reviewed by Fi Fi – October 2015 The Place: Located just west of Waipukurau, this quaint cafe has indoor and both covered and uncovered outdoor seating.  There was a wee bit of cabinet food or a blackboard menu that ranged from breakfast type food to burgers, nachos etc. The prices are very…

Graeme’s – Palmerston North

Graeme’s – http://restaurants.nzherald.co.nz/restaurant/graemes-in-plaza-palmerston-north-palmerston-north-central Reviewed by Karen – October 2015 The Place: This cafe has a large seating area both inside the cafe and outside in the mall. There is a huge amount of cabinet food, a blackboard menu and all day breakfast.   They also have gluten-free and vegetarian options.  The food is nothing fancy but for…

Columbus Cafe in the Plaza – Palmerston North

Columbus Cafe in the Plaza – http://www.columbuscoffee.co.nz/ Reviewed by Karen – October 2015 The Place: This is a typical mall cafe with lots of cabinet food and a reasonably varied menu.  There is a great kids menu.  Columbus is part of a franchise so they have quite a large presence throughout the country.  You can get…