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Pukeko Junction Cafe and Deli

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State Highway 1 458 Ashworths Road RD 1, Leithfield 7481, New Zealand
+64 3-314 8834
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very impressive of freshly cooked and prepared foods making it a great stopover en route North or South from Christchurch. Baked goods a speciality and some of the tastiest scones in the region.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped art this place twice, once for coffee and once for lunch. Great food, cakes and coffee! A must stop on the way!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped at Pukeko Junction for lunch. The leek tart with homemade beet relish was wonderful. The side salad was fresh and a welcome change from the fried fare usually available. The staff bottled up some beet relish for me which I carried home in hopes of finding the recipe. No luck so far!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dropped in for breakfast and decided to share the Farmhouse breakfast. This was on the menu at a price slightly higher than we normally pay for a big breakfast. We were then told that sausage was extra, so we ordered this. We ordered a pot of tea for 2. When our tea arrived it was only... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I stopped st this place and decided to have breakfast. We're vegetarian and the staff responded very positively to our request for no meat - in fact we received additional mushroom and avo! The coffee was really well made too and our first experience here is well worth mentioning. Good service and neat, clean eatery. Staff are friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome food good coffee friendly staff , Almond milk for the chai latte what more do you need ? Nothing it's fabulous located on the main road easy access

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect stop off when driving north from christchurch. Great range of fresh deli food. Will do take out desserts too! Highly recommend. Gift shop and winery worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Only a short way out of Christchurch but such a great place for food it seems rude not to stop. Find an excuse!! Great healthy food (and sweet treats) options including the most delicious green healthy salad I have had in a long time. Scrumptious. They made this up for me on request. They also had a great kids platter.

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Thank Amy C
Waikuku Beach, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Pukeko junction has a good variety of food, both healthy and delicious food. Savoury or sweet it is all there. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a number of times now and never disappointed, Coffee is always nice, and the fooood is all so yummy, short story is come here you will not be disappointed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Cuisine
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 1 458 Ashworths Road RD 1, Leithfield 7481, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Leithfield
  • Phone Number: +64 3-314 8834
Description
The Peoples Choice winner in the NZ Cafe of the Year 2016 for the Canterbury Region, awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014, 2015, 2016 and featured in the Lonely Planet, Pukeko Junction Cafe & Deli is a must stop on your travels. The delicious food is all made in house, from the bread to the tarts, cakes, sauces and fresh salads. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with local free range eggs, their knock out seafood chowder or from the deli, a lamb shank pie or goats cheese tart with beetroot chutney. The baking selection features goodies such as apple, walnut & cinnamon rolls, rhubarb & walnut cake or lemon slice with a dollop of cream. Sip on expertly made hummingbird coffee or one of the local, Waipara wines by the log fire or outside with country views.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?