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The Roost

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, European,
30 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 1165
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
30 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a warm café in an old building filled with character, but that’s where it ends. I ordered a half strength flat white, and a scone. The coffee was very bitter, and far too strong. I couldn’t drink it. I waited ages for my scone,...More

Thank Parrapalms2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Friendly welcome and delicious food. Choose from the regular changing Menu or grab something from the cabinets. There is a lovely sunny private sitting area at the back of the cafe. There is also a large car park out the back if you cant get...More

Thank AlisonM3318
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A nice spot for a coffee and a bite. One of the nicer cafes in historic Oamaru and great for a bite and coffee. A good selection of tasty morsels and reasonably priced. Good service and very well made coffee. I tried the lasagna and...More

Thank dajeck
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Gem of a cafe in Oamaru with great espresso and fabulous generous cooked breakfasts . Thoroughly recommend the Eggs Benedict with bacon and the Allday breakfast. Will return!

Thank juliehM1177PO
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Came in here for lunch on our way home and was no disappointed, really good food and a reasonable price, would recommend!

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect but this cafe exceeded my expectations by far. Cabinet food looked good but the menu wowed me. Bao buns! Soo goood too! Didn't have anything to drink but the chicken sammy was good too.

Thank Holz64
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We have been to Roost a couple of times and just love it. They have an extensive blackboard menu as well as a cabinet with various pastry dishes, rolls etc. Food was eexcellent.

Thank Vonny-Russ2001
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Haven't been here for a long time. Most probably would not rush back either. Tired needs a spruce up. Looks almost unclean. Coffee nice. Food okay

1  Thank gaz2802
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The coffee was not strong but was fixed with a smile from the maker. Took its time to be brought to our table. And the young thin server was very in caring of her job. We could see her on the phone out the back...More

Thank Jaki C
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Great food and coffee and served really fast even though cafe quite busy. Well done guys. Definitely recommend!

Thank CMB6282
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 1165
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