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Kahu Cafe

68 Airport Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
+64 3-438 9468
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (3 reviews)
“lounge chairs” (2 reviews)
“great food” (3 reviews)
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68 Airport Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food from a limited menu. Fresh delicious food at a reasonable price in an oasis of green.

Thank hop3
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had one night in Omarama and found this lovely cafe adjacent to the glider airport nestled below the mountains. We enjoyed curry chicken with rice and fresh vegies with a glass of wine. It was delicious, and we returned in the morning for breakfast....More

1  Thank Robin R
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent escape from the hoards of tourist and over commercial bus stop restaurants. Friendly small and excellent toasted sandwiches.

1  Thank TimKiwi
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Its a 20 min walk from town but definitely worth it. The food is much more interesting than the pub grub served in town. Its great value and the service is charming.

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Frequented by gliding enthusiasts but great place for all visitors serving nice selection of light meals and cafe fare. Overlooking airport, you can be seated under cover in a comfy sofa and enjoy your coffee, snack or meal. Definitely seemed to be the best place...More

1  Thank cyt79
Reviewed 14 January 2017

There are very few places to eat in Omarama and most provide the usual array of pub meals or light meals. Kahu Cafe has a small menu but the dishes are nicely balanced in flavor and tasty. The service is very good. I was impressed...More

2  Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Coffee was ok. Food selection was poor and didn't look fresh. Cafe atmosphere was cosy. Owner was friendly.

Thank Farzad P
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A charming venue to hangout in while waiting for your glider schedule or simply to pass the time in beautiful Omarama. Sofas and inviting lounge chairs were nicely interspersed amongst the dining tables...... the atmosphere was warm, relaxed and friendly encouraging guests to chat with...More

1  Thank happytraveller523
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, service, vibe. Fantastic European home cooked food. We had the shrimp ceviche, Lamb shank, and Steak sald. Excellent taste. Welcoming alternative to Pub food.

2  Thank abreise
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little spot off the highway, the soup is amazing! Coffee is good too. Service was spot on!

2  Thank Gerard P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 37
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Airport Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Omarama
  • Phone Number: +64 3-438 9468
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We are a boutique cafe, located at the lovely airfield of Omarama. The wonderful view of the Benmore Ranges, watching the gliding activity, or just enjoying the silence under the shade of our romantic willow tree, is our key features. We away from the main road, and away from mainstream tourism and tourist buses. No tv, no radio, but fine selection of music is played in the backround. We are also very biker friendly, as we are keen biker ourselves - also we offer helping hands/tools, even some basic replacement parts. Hope to see you around.
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