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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 good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“doughnuts” (13 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 chief-leask
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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...More

1  Thank RonH1963
Chris Judy P, Public Relations Manager at The Bafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

So happy you enjoyed the donut.

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

So happy that you enjoyed our yummy donuts. We think they are amazing as well please tell 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
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
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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