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Short Black

45 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 6406
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“short stack” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
45 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in Oamaru on way to Ashburton and stumbled on the Short Black Cafe. Very friendly and efficient service. Excellent coffee and breakfast. I had the bacon & eggs and my partner the full breakfast. Would definitely call again next time in Oamaru.

Thank karencookson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little town where this shop is. Nice folks - unassuming, friendly, efficient. Really nice place to stop for a coffee.

Thank drewness88
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic coffee! Real food! Real people! Delicious big brekky. On the main street and very easy to find. Again the coffee was fantastic!

Thank pbsymonds
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great lunch cafe. Always busy, but the staff are efficient and friendly. Good coffee and the cakes are fabulous!

Thank Maddy K
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The staff were all friendly and helpful. Nice sausages and eggs for breakfast. Nice coffee. Nice area of town.

Thank YLisette
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Had the best bacon & scrambled eggs after stumbling across this cafe in Oamaru. Thank goodness we did. The scrambled eggs were perfect - not overcooked or rubbery. Staff lovely and friendly. Great value for money

Thank meltonmowbraypie
Reviewed 31 March 2018

A lovely spot on the main street, just before heading to the old district. Lovely staff and great coffee - 2 things that make you go back to a place. Back next week!

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch - chose a toasted ciabatta each. They were so nice we had half of each other’s! We couldn’t choose which one was better, the chicken or the bacon and egg - you’ll have to decide for yourselves!

Thank PatUna
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Stopped a local and asked for the best coffee in town. Short Black was recommended. The coffee is great. We had lunch, the Chicken and Chili Quiche (the locals call it a tart). I had a small salad of beetroot and feta, corn and brown...More

Thank armada2016
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Very well done coffees and plenty of delicious food options to choose from. Very conveniently located in the middle of the shopping district for a quick snack or lunch.

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 6406
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