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A quick ring aroundWairarapa cafes re­vealed fairly low prices for the hum­ble cheese scone. Two of the three sold for $3.50, al­though one cafe owner did point to ris­ing prices in the in­dus­try as rea­sons for a pos­si­ble price hike. Cafe Strada, $3.50 Cheese scones were a solid seller at Master­ton’s Cafe Strada. Staff were aware of High Tide Cafe’s $5.50 scones, and a spokes­woman said while Strada’s scones were smaller, $5.50 was still a bit much. Wild Oats Cafe, $3.50 Like Strada, this prom­i­nent Carter­ton Cafe also sells $3.50 cheese scones. $5.50 for a scone? Too much, said em­ployee Shane Quirke. The Vil­lage Cafe, $4.50 Though the Martinborough cafe doesn’t sell plain cheese scones, owner Bruce Lau­rence said its herb and cheese va­ri­ety was "very pop­u­lar" at $4.50. Un­like oth­ers, though, he didn’t have a prob­lem with a $5.50 price tag, say­ing it was some­thing he could con­sider. "It’s not just cheese and but­ter that’s gone up [in price], ev­ery­thing has," he said.

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