Be Rude Not To Cafe

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    ( 7 reviews )

1153 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3015

Serves meat, vegan options available. Busy cafe in a central location. Advertises itself as "allergy aware." Offers breakfast and lunch menu plus a range of cakes and pastries. Around half the breakfast menu is vegetarian with a few options on the lunch menu - the vegan choices are marked. Coffee, juices, and smoothies. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Take-out, European, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by Damodon

Not a huge choice - Edit

We came here for lunch because it was open on a public holiday. The only vegan item on the menu was the vegan breakfast board, although we were advised a penne pasta dish and the creamy mushrooms could be made vegan. We ordered the breakfast board ($17.50), which was quite large, but mostly salad. When our meals arrived there was a package of butter with them that made me ask questions, but we were assured that apart from this mistake, there was no dairy in anything else. The food was fine: toast, avocado, mushrooms, grilled tomato all OK. For me the beetroot dip was too sweet and there was a lot of salad. A place to go if there is no other option.

Pros: Reasonably priced vegan option

Cons: Not a huge selection of vegan items, Butter on the side of vegan dish

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Could be better - Edit

Vegan breakfast board was the only vegan option and it was def too pricey for the basic meal I got. It was
good overall but nothing special. A bit too bland.
Coffee also could have been better.

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be rude not to cafe - Edit

Cafe friendly with some vegan options
Great selection of raw food treats, smoothies and icecream
Open on public holidays often

Pros: nice blocks vegan icecreams , almond milk for coffees , happy to modify meals

Cons: limited cabinet food vegan

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Not bad - Edit

The only vegan option on the menu is the all day breakfast board. Keen for a veggie hit, I gave it a go. I got a very small portion of mushroom and tomato, fried potato and onion, a big pile of lettuce, two slices of toast and a couple of tasty spreads. It wasn't really what I expected, but was very tasty. Not really sure it is worth $18 though...

Pros: Good service, Fast

Cons: Pricey

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First time in as I generally go to Zippy's next door but decided to give it a go. There was a notice to say it had changed hands and it certainly LOOKED more inviting than when it first opened. It was a cold day and I was freezing. The Vegan brekkie had one small mushroom and half a tomato, heaps of lettuce that had jam on it (randomly) and toast and jam on the side. I had to hand back the butter pac. Ridiculously priced at $18. The coffee, which I had to remind them about came eventually and was made with crap soya milk. I abandoned it and am typing this from the warmth of Zippy central and sipping great coffee.

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Vegan breakfast - tasty - Edit

Got the vegan breakfast here, which was very tasty. Very fresh and healthy as opposed to just a load of fried stuff.

Pros: Vegan and veggie options Nice staff

Cons: Small portions. Only one mushroom. A little pr

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Nice cafe with good service - Edit

Enjoyable atmosphere with a good number of vegan and vegetarian options available. Friendly staff and the food was very tasty.
I found the food a little oily but it wouldn't bother most.
I tried the
- Morrocan carrot salad (5 stars)
- Courgette salad (3.5 stars)
- Mushroom Salad (5 stars)

Portions were not generous. The three salads were loaded into one 'large' take away container but it was just enough to keep me going.

Recommend visiting this cafe.

Pros: Some vegan options, Friendly staff

Cons: A little expensive for the portion size. , Food a little oily - won't bother most.

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