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The Bafe

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35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
+64 3-248 7464
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“doughnuts” (14 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought I knew my doughnuts, but Bafé totally blew me away! So light, yet so good. I simply couldn't believe how tasty those pastries of theirs are. And then the beefaloo pie, just wow!

Thank Vojta O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing donut I have ever tasted, soft fluffy centre, crispy on the outside just wow they're beautiful. A massive must do as part of any trip down this way plus the Bafé owners are a really lovely couple I would recommend to everyone!!

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most amazing donuts for miles - worth stopping on your journey to queenstown just to lay your hands on one of these beautys You will not be disappointed!!!

Thank ktburgess2016
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Their cream donuts are fantastic. They are enormous and tasty - go well with a coffee. The pies are good too. The bakery is conveniently located opposite a fishing shop which is worth a visit too.

Thank N1954
Reviewed 29 December 2017

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.

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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
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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