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The Bafe

35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
+64 3-248 7464
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“doughnuts” (14 reviews)
“pie” (8 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 1 week ago

When we got there, they did not have the meat pie we want and only a few donuts left, we decided to leave, but the owner was such a good salesman, he offered to make the donut with any flavor we want and in a...More

Thank itcheetam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parked the bike right out the front, inside friendly staff, enjoyed the funky decor and seating, good coffee and food on offer.

Thank Garry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If youre heading through Lumsden, make sure you stop here for a Pie and/or a Donut (the BLT's are pretty good too). Coffee is amazing and well exceeding big city standards. Staff are friendly and have a wonderful sence of humour. Would definately stop again...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Called in and got some Pies and Donuts in the way through town, we got the Pepper Steak Pie not knowing it was spicy hot!! Couldn't finish it due to the spice but could tell it would be delicious (I only expected peppercorn hot) also...More

Thank rachb0611
Reviewed 31 March 2018 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 26 March 2018 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 23 March 2018

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
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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
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
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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