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Catlins Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, Cafe,
3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8040
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“salad” (8 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

I returned to this cafe after very good food there3 years ago. It changed hands in March 2018. This was possibly the worst burger I have ever had. It was supposed to be 100% angus(did not taste anything resembling angus) The meat patty was pale,...More

Thank VeryFussyChick
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Price is way too high for what you get. Food was very dissapointing. Service was terrible. Over all I'm shattered we went there.

Thank Rachelle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of eight was served promptly on a rainy day. Nearly all of us went for the homemade tomato soup - great choice! Really nice soup. Lovely crusty bread. The fries were awesome. Best this trip!

Thank Anderst04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inviting inside; Massive menu; Friendly (but slow) service; Hit and miss with food- the grill was good; the pie was not; Coffee was good.Good value;

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We were heading back to Dunedin on Iconic Tour's Stewart Island Paradise 5 Day Tour and stopped here for lunch. It was a rainy day and a table next to the fire was great. They had the best Tomato Bisque and bread. The service was...More

Thank I7004UWjeffm
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Very nice lunch ...seafood chowder. Good service and reasonable price. Nice and clean and nice atmosphere.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

we just had a coffee there and the staff was sooo unpleasant, as if they didn’t want us to be there. not recommended at all

Thank 411ines
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had an evening meal here and I was delighted with my large whitebait pattie served on chips and with a salad. The next day we called in for coffees and muffins and sat by their fire. Staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank 116craig
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The staff were friendly and helpful. The Whitebait fritters were exceptionally good. We were able to take our time to enjoy the food without feeling rushed.

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had a lovely main course in the evening but when I finished I asked for the dessert menu and they said they were a cafe and therefore didn’t serve dessert. They had a cabinet full of cakes, slices and tarts which I pointed out to...More

Thank suedv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 27
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Owaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-415 8040
  • E-mail
A warm and friendly dining experience. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner using the freshest ingredients, home style cooking and generous servings. For those wanting a quick option we also offer traditional NZ Takeaways including Fish, Chips and Burgers
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