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The Courthouse Cafe Restaurant

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11 Elizabeth Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
+64 3-524 8194
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 08:00 - 16:00
Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit to this cute unusual cafe in South Island. We sat in the garden for our lunch, and they make all their own dishes.

Thank John G
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in to try their pizza as we loved their burgers. Their pizza was severely lacking as they were very stingy with the toppings. Also, the pizza had very little flavor. We had The Verdict pizza. I suggest adding fresh apricots, more sauce, and pile on the rest of the current toppings. For $25, it was not a good... More 

Thank capecodwahine
Nelson Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection of food and great coffee and staff friendly and helpful. Sat in outdoor area under shade of tree and just enjoyed peace and quiet.

Thank nanap0ppa
Kylie J, Owner at The Courthouse Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Happy you enjoyed your time with us:) More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the smoked salmon pizza. It was not very tasty, maybe the mayo on the pizza should be left out. Half way through the pizza I was biting on some small stones :-/ that should not happen.

Thank Mh1976
Kylie J, Owner at The Courthouse Cafe, responded to this review

Hi I am sorry you had such a bad experience with our pizzas. Apparently the girls asked you at the time if your pizza was good and you mentioned the small stones...on closer analysis we worked out it was the black peppercorns which we grind at the time, some of them end up whole rather than ground properly. I am... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Cafe in Collingwood! Great scrambled eggs and beautiful NZ bacon! My husband said the coffee was excellent! Reasonably priced and quick service!

Thank Modprod71
Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting under a tree drinking great coffee is the perfect way to start the day. There was a good variety of food but the coffee was beautiful!

Thank sparks0375
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a cold drink only as I did not see much in the food cabinet that appealed. My wife had a Panini which was okay but just average. Service was okay but it is not a place I would rush back to.

Thank Hjenjoy
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in when there was a downpour of rain and loved the place. Interesting local art on the walls, cool retro items for sale in the back, the usual seated areas for a cafe or some comfy couches out back to relax on. Great service, friendly and helpful staff, delicious breakfast and great coffee. Loved this place and will be... More 

Thank annieb107
Amberley, New Zealand
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403 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to have lunch here but not overly happy with limited menu. Settled for a craft beer a\sitting in outdoor area. Nice looking place with helpful staff but not sure about menu

Thank DavidGA986
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having completed the Abel Tasman track the late lunch of bacon and egg bagels we enjoyed here were just great. Coffee also tasted great. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Elizabeth Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: +64 3-524 8194
The Courthouse Cafe is open 6 days a week, from 8am-4pm. Closed Wednesdays. Open Thursday and Saturday nights from 5-8pm for Takeaway Gourmet Pizzas.

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