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Badger & Mackerel

175 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 8619
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pie” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (7 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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175 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

New management has upped the bar even further. Fantastic food at half the price of Auckland. Beautifully presented It is a great little cafe , friendly staff nice atmosphere.

Thank lindsaywalker2018
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have breakfast and were walking past Badger and Mackerel Espresso. There was a sign out the front describing their Gourmet Pie of the week. It was a Wild Venison with blue cheese and mushrooms in a Cabernet Sauvignon sauce....More

Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Recently had lunch and coffee. I am a reasonably regular customer and as always I found the staff excellent in service and attendance. The food is of a consistently high standard with special mention of the pies. Steak, tomatoe and bacon being a favourite. The...More

Thank Bondpet
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly helpful service. Travelling thru & had best coffee in area by a lovely little lady (& we are fussy about our coffees). Food was very nice with a very good selection - healthy, & some yummy tempting treats too.

Thank MissTripAbout
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Best cafe on the South Island by far. Huge selection of sweet and savoury items and I had the lemon & ginger tea, beautiful and friends said the coffee was great. If near by do yourself a favour and drop in, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A popular café as they offer a huge selection of really tasty food plus some great coffee. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Situated in the centre of town so very handy plus has access from the rear where there is a large carpark. Also...More

Thank Murray A
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Family owned restaurant for many years, very clean, great food, friendly staff, always willing to oblige, daily newspapers and good selection of current magazines.i am a regular, and live in the area.

Thank HeatherC3418
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Even though we often stay or pass through Oamaru, we had never heard of this cafe. It was only by chance we found it. What lovely coffee, the shared slice and the delightful Colombian woman we spoke to. We will be back.

1  Thank Hawean
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I had breakfast (and some lunches) here on several days while temporarily working in Oamaru. The team behind the counter were just lovely - very welcoming. The food was great - fresh, interesting and well presented. Their breakfast beans were delicious. The team all had...More

Thank lelonline
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

“Shall we go out for coffee” is often asked in our mornings. Yes Bean on Thames and off we go. Easy access from the street or the public car park out back. Great service.

2  Thank John M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 8619
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