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The Store

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, Soups,
State Highway 1 | Kekerengu Marlbrough, Kekerengu, New Zealand
+64 3-575 8600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“scones” (9 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
State Highway 1 | Kekerengu Marlbrough, Kekerengu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time back since the road opened. Very pleasant experience. Wonderful food, chatty and friendly staff. Roaring fire very welcome on a cold day. Will be back again to try more goodies from the menu.

Thank Undrill
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Visited on our way back from blenheim. Was busy and took a while to order with only one person on the counter but coffees came out quick and were really good. Food was a bit delayed and my friends food came out 10 minutes after...More

1  Thank Amberlincoln
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Everything is made on the premises so this place is off to a fantastic start! Delicious pies, soup, muffins and slices with plenty of other delectable delights. Enjoyed the premises, the location, the staff and the yummy food. Worthy of a stop PLUS clean toilets!

Thank PennyPie
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped here twice. Once on the way to Kaikoura and again on the way home. Great coffee and the fries and wine on the way home was delicious. Fantastic location especially on such a beautiful day. Thank you!

Thank Gracie2612
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Large place with good landscaping garden and outdoor area. The grandeur of the concrete walls and building with fire inside and seating outside, all with an amazing view of the sea. Then the food ! Blueberry muffin was Devine full of berries and delicious.

Thank Jaki C
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Always make a point of stoppping here where travelling between ChCh and Picton. Love the location and looking out over the beach. A lot quieter than it has been in past visits though expect that to be because of all the roadworks and less road...More

Thank Nik M
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The Store has a most spectacular location on a wild and beautiful isolated coastline. The interior is huge and bustling. The food was alright but was too ordinary to be truly good. The service was lovely. There is a lot of potential at this cafe...More

Thank 271jasmine
Reviewed 14 April 2018

So pleased we hung out for a late lunch, on our journey from Picton, until we reached The Store. Had seen photos and reviews of it and thought it would be a nice stop. We were not disappointed and enjoyed a lovely lunch. Great location....More

Thank JaynGR
Reviewed 5 April 2018

no carrot cake, chowder or the good things they were once known for. Distinterested staff, waited for ages as they left the counter and headed out the back. Should have left then. Served tea for two in two take away coffee cups, dropped sauce on...More

Thank 115karyno
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great to be able to travel SH1 between Blenheim and Kaikoura again, following the earthquake. Always stop at The Store at Kekerengu for geart coffee and food. At this time everything served in/on disposible cups/plates as they were also catering to the State Highway 1...More

Thank dearingsa2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 1 | Kekerengu Marlbrough, Kekerengu, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kekerengu
  • Phone Number: +64 3-575 8600
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