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Zookeepers Cafe

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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
+64 3-218 3373
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07:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 17:00
Mon 07:30 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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196 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast at Zookeepers is the best way to start the day whilst in Invercargill. Menu has lots of choices and the coffee is spot on. As we were eating plates of freshly baked scones kept coming out of the kitchen. Great place well worth a try if you are passing through

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Thank Diddicoy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

What a great little place. Love the quirky decor. Great range of delicious food, and really friendly service. Comfy couches and great reading matter made our quick coffee turn into a super relaxing morning followed by a delicious lunch.

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Thank Jen B
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Like all business that rely on staff the zoo has had its ups and downs. At the moment Paul has a great chef there and i must admit the standard of the meals have greatly improved . Well done and keep it up.

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Thank Denys F
Invercargill, New Zealand
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I often pop in for a hot chocolate on my lunch break. Staff are quick to take my order and bring my drink to me. I love the service but find the area quite crowded, even moreso when it is busy. Still recommend as it's a budget option to some of the other cafes in the area.

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Thank LarissaMariexo
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

An excellent place to eat. Such a unique and inviting place. Food was excellent, good variety. Cheesecake was Amazing! I will definitely be going Back!

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Thank Valerie S
Invercargill, New Zealand
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The place has a tired and rather shabby look and feel to it, the menu was average as was the service. Not even busy on a Friday evening.

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Thank Glenys M
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The kids just loved going here. Plenty for them to chose from ans I overheard them say that The Zoo's kiddie meal was much better than another popular kids restaurant. The staff there are fun and super efficient. We'll be back to say "hello" to Bucko ( the live parakeet ).

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Thank Sharon H
Invercargill, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed and had incredible time here. Staffs were friendly & approachable. Food were delicious and affordable. Coffee tastes well. We loved the home ambiance, indeed a cozy atmosphere and great Kiwi hospitality! :)

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Thank RedGemini
Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Music not too loud. Might need more staff for a busy place. Food delicious and worth the price. One of the non-pretentious cafe in Invercargill.

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Thank lagawanako
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A spectacular little cafe, with delicious food, and great service, a pleasant place to chill when it's not so nice outside. And yes the best "cheese rolls" ever.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 17:00
Monday
07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-218 3373

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