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The Bafe Restaurant

Cafe, New Zealand
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35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
+64 3-248 7464
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Hastings, New Zealand
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Somewhat of a local institution, The Bafe is known for its pies and its donuts. The pie I had was a pretty standard reasonable tasting meat pie. But its the donuts that you ought to try, at the least for the experience. Super rich and sweet they are a meal in themselves. Quirky atmosphere in Bafe as well.

Thank RonH1963
Wellsford, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stopped randomly last week for a coffee and spied the old fashioned crispy fresh cream jam donuts..OMG Drove an extra 20kms this week just to get another and a homemade pie. You've gotta try them amazing

Thank kimreid0974
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Our accommodation host organised our breakfast here as we were on a tight schedule and they rand to tell us when our meal was almost ready. The breakfast was tasty and huge. My husband ate all his but I admit to making sandwiches out of my toast and leftovers which did me for lunch and dinner.......sorry if you are not... More 

Thank yeti5
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

On the way to Te Anau we stopped at Bafe bakery to buy a hot pie to warm up as it was a cold day. The pies were good quality with light pastry. We then tried their donuts and especially liked the salted caramel with fresh cream. Definitely would recommend this bakery. Staff were friendly as well.

Thank Carol B
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here at 10am to get bread for lunch, but couldn't resist a piece of carrot cake for morning tea. Delicious! True home-made treats and run by delightful people.

Thank Melinda S
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Brought us campers free leftovers which were excellent. I've barely seen some food this yummy! Definitely 5/5!! Owners were super friendly, so if you're around go check them out! :)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Invercargill, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stopped and had a coffee in the morning on a long road trip , i got a flat white it was an excellent tasting well made coffee. I would recommend them as the best tasting coffee in Lumsden.

Thank Moosen2017
Callander, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Was passing through with daughter. Nearly didn't go in as it looked a bit ropey from the outside. However, the sandwiches were fantastic - good ingredients, big value - and the passionfruit and lemon curd muffins were just great. The owner was your typical New Zealander - laconic, friendly, laid back. Was sorely tempted to get more sandwiches to go,... More 

Thank Chips248
County Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We had heard that the savoury pie was NZ's unofficial national dish so we finally picked one up here after 5 days travelling and they were great! Staff were friendly, food was good value and quality and interior was unexpectedly cool! Cakes looked good and wish we'd got some to take away. Would definitely recommend after having some run of... More 

Thank JimWalsh1

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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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