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So French Café Deli

Address: 2 Neville Street, Warkworth 

1. Mobility parking?   No, however 3 disabled parks nearby (at the library).

 

2. Is there room to safely get out of vehicle and access the pavement? Yes, however, the car parks are across the street near the library. There is a pedestrian crossing and a slight hill to go up.

 

3. Wheelchair access into the building?  Yes

 

4. Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs inside? Yes

 

5. Accessible toilets?  Yes, excellent.

 

6. Any other accessible features?  Yes, good variety of seating areas, large table great for getting wheelchairs around, couches and standard coffee tables. Bar stools in window.

 

7. Friendly and welcoming? Yes, friendly and welcoming.

 

8. Coffee/drinks rating? Excellent

 

9. Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?  Yes, napkins and cups and you can use your own.

 

10. General:  Good accessible café with great food and drinks.

Coffee Club 

Address: The Grange, 4/67 Auckland Rd, Warkworth

Reviewed by AIM, 29.10. 2020

1. Mobility parking?  Yes but a little walk away in the car park   

 

2. Is there room to safely get out and access the pavement?  Not easily if you are parked in a regular car park.  The mobility park is a short walk away and across the other side of the carpark, so is a little more awkward.

 

3. Wheelchair access into the building?  Yes, in the front door and all through the building.

 

4. Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs inside?  Yes, very wide spaces between tables and at the counter. Room to get to the toilet and to a deck out the back.

 

5. Accessible toilets? Yes, very good. Quite a lot of room for an average wheelchair but not enough room for a large wheelchair and support person. Room for large wheelchair on its own but might be tight depending on the size of the wheelchair. Nice and clean, low sink and mirror.

 

6. Any other accessible features?  Not that we could see

 

7. Friendly and welcoming? Yes very!

 

8. Coffee/drinks rating? Excellent

 

9. Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?   Paper straws, keep cups for sale, coffee grounds on request.

 

10. General: Great coffee and friendly atmosphere.

Columbus Café - Mitre 10 

Address: Mitre 10 MEGA, Cnr Woodcocks Rd & Mansel Drive, Warkworth

1. Mobility parking?  Yes

 

2. Is there room to safely get out and access the pavement?  Average space for a Mobility vehicle, otherwise good for a car, easy access from the car park.

 

3. Wheelchair access into the building? Yes

 

4. Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs inside?  Yes, good space between tables.

 

5. Accessible toilets?  Yes excellent, lots of room and even a shower.

 

6. Any other accessible features?  Yes, automatic doors made it easy for wheelchairs to move in and out of the shop.

 

7. Friendly and welcoming? Yes, very friendly, welcoming and helpful.

 

8. Coffee/drinks rating?  Excellent!

 

9. Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices? Yes, they gave away coffee grounds

 

10. General:  A great place that was very accessible

Plume Cafe

Address:  49A Sharp Rd, Matakana  

Reviewed by AIM, 06. 05. 2021

 

1. Mobility parking?  One mobility park right in front of building.

 

2, Is there room to safely get out and access the pavements? Yes

 

3. Wheelchair access into the building?     Good, wide entrance and a non-slip mat.

 

4. Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs inside?  Yes.

 

5. Accessible toilets? Good, a good amount of room for a wheelchair and support person.  Poor access to get into the bathroom (too narrow) so power chair would struggle with this.   Mirror and sink at good height.

 

6. Any other accessible features?  Not that we could see.

 

7. Friendly and welcoming?  Yes

 

8. Coffee/drinks rating?  Excellent.

 

9. Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?  No plastic observed.

 

10. General:  Lovely place that is mostly accessible - just be aware that a large wheelchair would struggle to access the toilet. 

Warkworth Hotel

        

Address: 9 Queen St, Warkworth (no address on website)

Reviewed by AIM, March 2021

 

1. Mobility parking?  On street parking,  or parking across the street at the library - a 5 minute walk away.  

 

2. Is there room to safely get out and access the pavement?  If you park at the library -  average space to get in and out, ok for a car.  Parking on the street - space would be tricky.

 

3. Wheelchair access into the building?  Good.

 

4. Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs inside?  We sat on the sofa near the front door as there was not enough room to go anywhere else apart from outside.

 

5. Accessible toilets?  Excellent, not only were they functional for someone using a wheelchair but beautifully decorated. Well done!

 

6. Any other accessible features?  Not that we could see.

 

7. Friendly and welcoming?  Yes, very.  We had a warm welcome and friendly service.

 

8. Coffee/drinks rating: 4/5

 

9. Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?  Paper straws

 

10. General:  Overall the staff tried really hard to make us feel welcome.  On a nice day sitting outside would have been perfect with plenty of room, however the room inside was a little tight.  It would have been difficult to not feel in the way if it had been busy inside.

Bayside

Address: 70 Kokihi Lane, Snells Beach

Newly re-opened - no website/FB page

Reviewed by AIM, 19.11. 2020

 

1. Mobility parking?  No, but there were large parking spaces available.  

 

2. Is there room to safely get out and access the pavement?  Yes

 

 3. Wheelchair access into the building? Yes, two ramps either side at the front of the building.

 

4. Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs inside? Yes, there was plenty of room between tables

 

5. Accessible toilets?  Yes, excellent!   Large, clean with accessible toilet with rail, low sink, soap dispenser and paper towels.  Mirror was too high for someone using a wheelchair.

 

6. Any other accessible features?   Great ramps to get in and out of building, plenty of room to manoeuvre around the café. Access to the toilet is clear. The tables were a good height for a small wheelchair to fit underneath.

 

7. Friendly and welcoming?  Yes

 

8. Coffee/drinks rating:   5/5

 

9. Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?  We didn’t see any and the straws were plastic, however, this café is brand new and is still setting up at time of writing.

 

10. General:  Very good for such a new café - a lot of thought had gone into the toilets and general access for wheelchairs.

We visit our local cafés and tourist spots in and around Warkworth, and then review them based on their accessibility, hospitality, service and recycling commitments. Click on the names of cafés for links to their websites.

 

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