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Niagara Falls Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand
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256 Niagara Waikawa Road, Niagara 9884, New Zealand
+64 3-246 8577
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Laguna Beach, California
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

There are not many options for a meal in this neck of the woods, so the only full service place could get away with cutting corners. This cafe does not. The food is fresh, well-prepared and in some cases innovative. The beer and wine selection small, but well chosen. The staff are very friendly and cheerful. It would be a... More 

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Bundall, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

This cafe is a flash back to the distant past. Basic fare, but acceptible. Not many alternatives around here

Thank Drajak
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

Given the lack of choice in the area you would think it could be easy to become complacent in an area like this. The Niagara Falls cafe certainly hasn't fallen into that trap. I had always planned eating here into our trip as there isn't much else around but they more than exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere was really nice,... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Lovely cafe, in a beautiful setting. We stopped in for morning tea at the end of our tour of the Catlins. Great use of a space that would otherwise have gone to ruin.

Thank LizR2176
Tokyo, Japan
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197 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

This is a charming cafe stop as you tour the Caitlins. There is a lot of seating and a nice yard behind. We can recommend the blue cod and open face chicken sandwich. The coffee is also well done.

Thank Whats4dessert
Bristol, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

I am so pleased we stopped here. What a fantastic cafe! From the outside it looks like someone's house but when you go inside its a beautiful space with a great ethos about what they cook. They have daily specials, a really good menu selection and a variety of drinks. They also have a little gift shop. Just perfect!

Thank Aliwilliams78
Sydney, Australia
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

It is a cafe/restaurant in the old school house. Considering that it is the only eating place within 30km,, (other than the take-away caravan) it is really very very good. It is open for breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner - it is advisable to book for dinner. Food is excellent and dinner menu quite good as well as a selection... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

A fantastic location in the catlins just down the road from penguins and dolphins at curio bay. Lovely food and coffee and staff so friendly.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

The food was amazing. A small out of the way full service restaurant located in an old school on a farm with alpacas and sheep to watch as you sip your wine and await your meal. Service was excellent, staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Very willing to share information about sites to visit along the Catln Coast.

Thank SusannIvan
Gore, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

fabulous food and great service. A lovely slice of civilisation and a brilliant venue for the Bluegrass Festival

Thank Jocomdev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Niagara Waikawa Road, Niagara 9884, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Niagara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-246 8577

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?