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Monavale Blueberries & Cafe Irresistiblue

Monavale Blueberries & Cafe Irresistiblue
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156 Turkington Road, Cambridge
07 834 3501 (cafe) or 07 827 9456 (office)
http://www.monavaleblueberries.co.nz
The place to visit on your New Zealand experience.  A family owned and operated New Zealand business since 1985, Monavale Blueberries is the largest BioGro certified organic blueberry orchard in New Zealand with 50 acres of blueberries.

Enjoy the views over the orchard to the mountains beyond while enjoying morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea inside Cafe Irresistiblue or alfresco dining on the expansive decks.  Cafe Irresistiblue offers an extensive all day menu including organic, free-range, vegetarian and gluten-free meal options, organic hot & cold drinks, blueberry muffins and blueberry pie.  Enjoy a glass of their own organic blueberry wine or other delightful Waikato wines.

Delicious organic blueberry ice-cream and sorbet also available.

Take away some fresh (in season) or frozen organic blueberries or unique organic blueberry products including juice, jam, spread, salad dressing, liqueur and more from a wide selection of retail products - all available from their orchard shop situated at Cafe Irresistiblue.

Enjoy a guided walking orchard tour (October to March) and learn how the orchard began, see how blueberries grow, how they are harvested and packaged, and learn about their organic farming practices (bookings essential).

Pick Your Own (PYO) organic blueberries during selected dates in December, January, February and March (see www.monavaleblueberries.co.nz/pick-your-own/ for more details).

Monavale Blueberries also have a stall at the Cambridge, Hamilton & Te Awamutu Farmers Markets from October through to March.

Environment Friendly Action

We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website We participate in community environmental initiatives

Open Hours

Summer Hours (October - March) 7 days, 9am-4.30pm and Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights 4.30pm-till late Rest of the Year (April - September) Wednesday to Sunday, 9am-4.30pm

Directions

From Cambridge town centre (10 mins drive). Cross High Level Bridge and turn RIGHT at the roundabout onto Pope Terrace. Cross next roundabout onto Cambridge-Te Awamutu Road. Follow Cambridge-Te Awamutu Road. Turn RIGHT into Parallel Road. At the 90 degree bend go STRAIGHT onto Turkington Road. Follow the left bend and Cafe Irresistiblue is 1km straight ahead. The orchard and cafe are clearly signposted off the Cambridge-Te Awamutu Road.
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User Reviews

There are: 3 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Absolutely Delicious!!
Posted by Emma on 2013-05-10 00:02:46
Visited this lovely Cafe and organic blueberry orchard today. Lunch with a glass of organic beer was delicious. Staff were attentive and friendly. Location not too far out of Cambridge. Thought the prices were fine. A very nice experience we will definitly visit again.
Posted by John on 2013-02-06 16:09:35
This is a fabulous spot. The cafe is set amongst the orchard so you can see blueberry bushes for miles. We went as a family and picked our own organic blueberries, and then had lunch at the cafe. We sat outside and enjoyed the amazing views. The food was great, and the staff were lovely. A lot of the dishes used organic and/or free-range produce. We all had an organic blueberry ice-cream as we left - yum. Overall a great experience. We will be back.
Posted by Majorie on 2013-02-06 15:27:03