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The Good Earth Cafe

4 star rating
9 reviews

Cuisine: Vegan, Brunch, Vegetarian, Cafe

765 Cumberland St
Dunedin North
Dunedin City
03-471 8554
 

Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 7am – 5pm
  • Sat & Sun 8am – 5pm
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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9 Reviews for The Good Earth Cafe

2nd June 2014
3 star rating
On Saturday 31st May we were driving through at 8.20 am and happened upon The Good Earth. Bright, clean but cold inside. I wish at that point I had left. I did not take my scarf or coat off for the next 20 mins. The staff were all in shirtsleeves, and unfortunately seemingly oblivious to the arctic temperature. The coffee was barely warm and needed to be drunk quickly. The fruit table cards rather than numbers are a cute idea, but not if your wait staff don’t recognize the fruit! We watched our meals sail past us to another table, where the waiter tried to insist that they had the blueberry card!When we did finally tuck in, while visually appealing, the food and plates were barely warm, and the bacon could have been cooked for longer.

We ate quickly and escaped to our warm car. It could have been a lovely meal, if only management had allowed for the fact that it was freezing outside. Next time your clients leave after 20 mins without taking their coats off, you might like to wonder why.

Visited May 2014

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Jess

5

24th June 2013
2 star rating
From reading other reviews perhaps I struck the cafe on a bad day.
The salmon bagel was poorly presented with some dried stick inedible plant garnish. Insipid supermarket flavourless tomato and not a great bagel. The lemon wedge had old dry wrinkled rind on it and a single out of place cherry tomato had just been tossed in the top of the bagel as an additional garnish. I could make so much better than this at home and I’m no great cook.
Really disappointing when I’ve heard good things about the food here. On a positive note the brownie was tasty.

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Orchid

1

19th May 2013
5 star rating
Staff are extremely friendly. The best coffee and food hands down in Dunedin. The staff put a lot of pride into their service and menu ,and it truely shows. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. The vegan cake is the best I have ever tasted. Amazing.

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13th January 2013
4 star rating
Stopped for a quick lunch and was not disappointed. Good food and pleasant service.

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20th September 2012
5 star rating
This cafe is very popular with staff and students from the surrounding University of Otago campus and it isn’t difficult to understand why. The theme is such that until the blackboard menu is perused, the cafe might be taken to be vegetarian. There are plenty of vegie options, but omnivores are catered for too. The young staff are very pleasant and friendly, the coffee excellent and the food options I’ve tried on my two visits delicious. Clean, bright and cheery. Hard to fault, really!

Visited August 2012

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4th August 2012
4 star rating
We went looking for a yummy fresh breakfast and found it here. Delicious free range beautifully cooked scrambled eggs with organic bread and organic bacon. YUM! Would rate as one of the best breakfasts I have had at a restaurant. Hot good coffee. Locals looked to be enjoying coffee and other treats. Will return and certainly recommend if you are near Otago Uni try it.

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Lily

23

7th May 2012
4 star rating
Had coffee and a lemon slice which were pretty good. Loved the courtyard and interior of the place!

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6th January 2011
5 star rating
Very friendly staff, gorgeous food and good coffee. So glad this building is being run as a cafe again, as it’s a fantastic location.

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13th May 2012
5 star rating
This is a great relaxed new cafe. Brunches available and great variety of organic and gluten free options on the menu. Coffee is superb as well as the friendly staff and outside courtyard. Check it out its amazing.

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