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Old School Cafe Restaurant

) #2 of 5 Restaurants in Collingwood $$ - $$$
1115 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
+64 3-524 8457
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
5 days ago
“"Two out of three aint bad"”
8 Mar 2017
“Lovely cafe and Parkover”
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New Zealand
$$ - $$$
1115 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I probably shouldn't write this review as I was the third and didn't win this lunch decision on the other hand my husband and daughter thought their meals were great. To be honest there was nothing wrong with my prawns and salad, so please go...More

Thank Ingrid J
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This lovely spot is not just a café and bar, it’s also a park over property for self-contained vehicles and caravans. We parked here for two nights recently and really enjoyed the ambience of the property. The café/bar is in a converted school classroom and...More

Thank wendhmagz
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

.... we were staying across the road at the holiday park and happened upon the Old School Cafe ... far exceeded any expectations we may have had .... great food, service, ambience and setting ... Hubbie declared it to be 'best fish and chips' he'd...More

Thank JE008
Robbie D, Owner at Old School Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thanks Guys for the great review so glad you enjoyed the fish and chips hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was a brilliant place to stop. The food was excellent and quite generous proportions. The service was very good. We would certainly stop at this place if up that way again. I would recommend this place as a must stop.

Thank Hjenjoy
Robbie D, Owner at Old School Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Cheers for the great review glad you had a great time at the Old School.

Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a great place for a meal if you in the Collingwood area. Mind, it's probably the best place for an evening meal in the area as there are few alternatives! Even with that qualification, we can recommend the meals. They are beautifully presented,...More

Thank Robert G
Robbie D, Owner at Old School Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thanks Robert for your review. We are glad you found our place great for your evening meal and that you thought the meals beautifully presented and of generous proportions. My apologies on behalf of the RED-NECK locals but they are an amazing bunch of people...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Old fashioned cafe with art work on the walls and relaxed feel of yesteryear. Food and coffee are OK.

Thank happysheepChina
Robbie D, Owner at Old School Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Glad you enjoyed the Old School feel.

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff, cold beer, indoor and outdoor garden seating, generous plate of wedges with three sauces, very clean with a nice casual atmosphere. We would definitely go back!

Thank Ambre87
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a great early evening dinner food was spot on I had prawn cocktail, steak & apple pie all made fresh, Great atmosphere with the bar humming with locals

Thank ahemming2017
Reviewed 20 February 2017

On our way back from Farewell Spit we stopped at this little gem for coffee and cakes. Lovely staff and great coffee and Cakes. We did check the menu but it was a little early for lunch but the menu looked rather expensive bit I...More

Thank greytravellerSydney
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Try the seafood chowder! After reading all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor! It's well worth the the drive.

Thank Motupipi
Robbie D, Owner at Old School Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Glad you enjoyed the Chowder hope to see you again soon Cheers

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Tony C
We are going to be in your area 18/19/20 September. Are you open for evening meals on those dates? Thanks, Tony Coburn
7 September 2016|
Response from Robbie D | Property representative |
Hi Tony We are open on Sunday the 18th for lunch and dinner however we are closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Hope to see you guys on the Sunday. Regards Robbie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
New Zealand
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: +64 3-524 8457
  • E-mail
As the name implies the Old School Cafe Restuarant and Bar was the house of learning for the children of Pakawau. The school closed in the 80s and the cafe was set up some 20 years ago and remains as a focal point for the locals and holiday makers in the area. With the beautiful Pakawau beach and camp ground across the road the Old School makes for a perfect desination, whether it be for coffee to start your day thru to a great lunch or evening meal off the black board menu. Fully licensed we have a great range of wines, beers and spirits to suit all tastes. With indoor and outdoor dining, pool table, dart board, and large expansive gardens we know you will have a great time.Go where the locals go.
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