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The Bafe

35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
+64 3-248 7464
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“doughnuts” (13 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
“lemon curd” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picking up a couple of coffees and sammys for the day is just another great ritual using Lumsden as a fly fishing base. Great people and the sweet stuff looks unbelievable too

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Called in on way back from trip to Mossburn for coffee n cake ...both were quite good but very expensive ...far more than I would have paid for in city and I do have coffee regularly.

Thank John M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I came on the recommendation of a friend who said they regularly travel to Lumsden for the donuts alone. Did not disappoint!! Raspberry cream donut was totally delicious. Friendly service.

Thank Pip L
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Can’t go wrong at the bafe, open early, with good coffee and tasty food on hand. Definitely worth a stop if passing through Lumsden.

Thank flyingsteen
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The meat pies were good and a must to try while in New Zealand. Only a couple of Tables in restaurant, mostly take and go, fun place!

Thank Barbara W
Chris Judy P, Public Relations Manager at The Bafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you, yes we are take away, but do have chairs and tables to sit and read the walls very good reading.

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best doughnut I've ever tasted! It's totally worth going to Lumsden just for these delicious treats! The rocky road is worth trying too :) Do yourself a big favour and give them a try - you won't regret it!

Thank minionangton
Chris Judy P, Public Relations Manager at The Bafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you so much we pride ourselves on our passion for food to make people happy.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Hands down best bakery I have ever been too! Foods amazing and so quirky, fabulous people! 10/10 need to visit !!! I'll be back for sure

Thank Megan C
Chris Judy P, Public Relations Manager at The Bafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you :)

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff, great food. If you love big and I mean big doughnuts. The Bafe is the spot to go to. Chris and Judy have a fantastic range of pies and breads too. Chris has been known to experiment with flavours and fillings of...More

Thank shonadixon
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

It has been awhile now but I still have the taste of this special cream pudding thing on my tongue. I don't lie: I.never.ate.something.as.good.at.this.thing. I tried a dougnut afterwards which was amazing too. But this pudding thing .. everyone who doesn't try it misses something...More

Thank laraullmann
Chris Judy P, Public Relations Manager at The Bafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you, I think you are talking about our trifle with custard. Yes it is a favourite pudding in NZ.

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Called in to the Lumsden Bafe on a road trip on the recommendation of a couple of Southern folk. A warm welcome and great food. Highly recommended for a casual eat.

Thank Lorna C
Chris Judy P, Public Relations Manager at The Bafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed and hopefully will recommend to others.

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Gracefitz
22 March 2017|
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Response from Chris Judy P | Property representative |
sorry folks we do not make them. But we can make a vege sandwich if requested.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Lumsden
  • Phone Number: +64 3-248 7464
Description
All goods baked fresh on site daily. Delicious cream donuts, home-made pies and wholesome sandwiches made with our own fresh breads.
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