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Catlins Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, Cafe,
3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cheese rolls” (3 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 31 December 2017

We had lunch at the cafe and the food was ok. Pleasant place and good service. We ordered some pies and coffee was good.

Thank Ooooooopooooooooo
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

That is probably the best eggs benedict I have ever had. Absolutely delicious food, quick service and very reasonable. Absolutely delicious

Thank Praxmeyer
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We stopped for Brunch. I had the vegetarian breakfast, my husband had a muffin. Very nice. Lovely little nic nac/gift shop attached to cafe,

Thank Gee8246
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee here as we have been here before. Not that busy anymore as the other spot looks like attracting the visitors. Friendly staff. Can not say much about the coffee, only........ good try. Did not eat here.

Thank TinVet
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

An excellent place to stop in while at the Catlins. Enjoyed my sea food chowder on a winters day. Warm and friendly.

Thank Salil E
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

One never knows about roadside diners in small towns, so my husband and I were pleasantly surprised with our lunch here. The fish and chips were nicely prepared, the vegetarian quiche was unusual yet tasty, and the side salads were especially nice with a slightly...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Because they were the only one open, they could get away with serving mediocre meals at silly prices. Not worth it. Go to four squares instead. A whole lot cheaper and would have been just as filling.

Thank Boogie D
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, food and value. The quality of the food for the price was exceptional. The staff friendly and efficient. Cosy atmosphere with fire going. Recommend 100% !

Thank Simon O
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Although this cafe may look quaint and pretty from the outside, it is nothing but. Firstly, my friend was denied eating with us because her dietary requirements meant that she could only order from the takeaway menu, which is "strictly takeaway only". We were offered...More

3  Thank laurenmarywhite
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Extremely unhelpful and unfriendly staff, also found what resembles a piece of pottery in my lunch. Wouldn't recommend!

3  Thank Sophie C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 29
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
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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