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The Bafe Restaurant

) #1 of 1 Dessert in Lumsden #1 of 5 Places to Eat in Lumsden $ Cafe,
35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
+64 3-248 7464
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“doughnuts” (12 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
“lemon curd” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
35 Diana Street | Lumsden, Southland, Lumsden 9730, New Zealand
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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
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
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
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
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...More

Thank yeti5
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...More

Thank Carol B
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
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
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...More

Thank Chips248
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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

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  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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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