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Rivers Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , International
51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9009
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank pie” (11 reviews)
“pies” (14 reviews)
“red wine pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scone had been nuked in the microwave to a soggy mess. Unfortunate as I believe the flavour was there. Coffee wasn't bad however staff were poorly organised, rude, incompetent and looked harassed. When we were missing a coffee and I questioned it I was told...More

Thank kathrynk27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stunning pie with a lovely light,perfectly balanced pastry that doesn't overpower nor is it gluggy. The lamb shank is super super tender and the onions are caramelised and wonderfully soft. The topping is kumara with just a dash of potato. "Just gorgeous"...More

1  Thank Lizzie M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Great service , fantastic food value for money an brilliant coffee. Favourite place to stop on route to Chch

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The first time I got here is when I recently arrived in NZ this July. On our way home we decided to order the beef burger thingy and it's huge! I couldn't eat the whole thing! I needed help from my brother to finish it....More

Thank imabbie23
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A great warm and cosy feel on a cold winters day Great food and coffee. Highly recommended if ever you are passing through Murchison

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Always stop here on my many trips from Nelson to Christchurch. Lovely staff, great choices of food and the most important thing for me is that I always travel with my dog and this is the ONLY eating place in Murchison that is dog friendly...More

Thank lorrainel805
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to stop for a coffee. Food cabinet and menu service. Small gift shop too. Cosy fire and couches.

Thank SymonMitchell
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Very very delicious food and drinks. The salmon fish cakes and chicken burgers were lovely. Very large portions and very friendly staff. Thank you

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great breakfast menu served quick. Lunch was good but mine was takeaway and Was given to the wrong person. One staff member was very rude for private function

Thank 393georgia
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Someone who loves restaurants seems to have designed this one. The food is as great as the decor. We were surprised that they had vegetarian option too. The shop next door adds to the experience.

Thank atulnsys
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9009
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Comfortable, friendly cafe with great atmosphere; home style cooking, eclectic menu. Spacious outdoor seating area; watch the street scene whilst enjoying a coffee.All day (in season); fully licensed. Cafe style during day; evening restaurant.
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