I don't usually do this but feel it is necessary in this instance. We called in here on our way home from Auckland (after having a number of not great visits prior, we thought we'd give it another go...), never again! We paid over $60.00 for our lunch (2 iced coffees ($6.50 each for less than a cup of liquid with frothed cream on top), ginger beer, tiny piece of slice - $9.50!, a pumpkin bake thing (small and tasteless!), a chicken bake thing (dry and tasteless) and a chicken, cranberry & brie sandwich ($19.00 - served with a tart flavoured sauce that my two companions said tasted like it had open too long and had gone off!), which took approximately 45 minutes to come out! Very disappointed, needed to stop for a packet of chips at the local shop to actually feel full (and these only cost $2.50).
After a previous trip where they had no gluten free food because they'd run out of corn chips, bad coffee that our friends had, and numerous times of long wait times... I would recommend that you think twice before calling in here. Sorry Persimmon Tree but we won't be back.
Surprisingly popular for how incredibly average this cafe is. The range, quality and prices are far better at the nearby Pirongia Village Cafe, although Persimmon Tree cafe does have oodles of offstreet parking.
The Rasberry smoothie was great, everything else pretty so-so, and all was at Auckland downtown prices
1050 Franklin St Pirongia Te Awamutu 3802