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The Brown Trout Cafe

1158 Athol-Garston Highway | Southland, Athol 9749, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8847
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (11 reviews)
“pies” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
1158 Athol-Garston Highway | Southland, Athol 9749, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When driving between Queenstown to Te Anau your half-way-pause should be at The Brown Trout Cafe!! The people there are sweet and the food is so good, we went there on our return!! The food is prepared to perfection and it is fresh! It’s on...More

Thank beckski82
Reviewed 4 days ago

Staying in the Southlands recently for a vacation at the end of a long day fishing on local rivers it was fantastic to have a local cafe/restaurant where excellent food was served by cheerful staff at an extremely reasonable price. It was refreshing as a...More

2  Thank mattF745EF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot to stop Very quaint and a trip back in time but food excellent Best Nachos we have had and lovely coffee Do try

2  Thank Martin D
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

On our drive from QT to Te Anau, this cafe served us a marvellous lunch in a wonderful setting. The day's special was a Pasta and it was one of the best we have ever had. Owner and staff were very friendly and warm.

Thank hedgefund007
BeauBuck, Owner at The Brown Trout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. It is really great getting feedback about our cafe and food. So glad you enjoyed your meal and time visiting. We enjoy meeting all our customers from all over the world. Cheers

Reviewed 5 January 2018

received a great lunch here, was referred by local New Zealanders. we had Lamb pies. great Desserts at a very affordable price with good service.

1  Thank csijones
Reviewed 28 December 2017

So good we stopped here twice - coming and going from Queenstown to Te Anau. Up front: Don't miss the freshly delicious made-on-site meat filled pies (lots of tender meat). Great coffee selection and main courses. Clean with nice country atmosphere. Located exactly halfway between...More

Thank Traveller_45_UK
BeauBuck, Owner at The Brown Trout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you so much for stopping and coming back again : ) Glad you enjoyed our food and cafe. We are trying to work a better system out as yes it is getting very busy now Many thanks again for your review

Reviewed 19 December 2017

We stopped at the Brown Trout on our way from Queenstown to Te Anau, and then again on the way back two days later. Each time we only had coffee, which was delicious, and each time I found myself wishing I was hungry because the...More

Thank Harry H
BeauBuck, Owner at The Brown Trout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review ! It is really appreciated. Sorry you didn't get to have a meal. As you say -we also hope you come over again to NZ and please drop in again. Cheers

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to step in. Great place along the road to Milford Sound. Delicious food for reasonable price. The staff is very hospitable and nice. Don't miss it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
BeauBuck, Owner at The Brown Trout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and visit.

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

There are few rest stops that are as cozy as this cafe along the highway. We read about it and planned a stop from Queenstown to Te Anau. We were not disappointed. The pies are good and freshly made. The fish and chips and chicken...More

Thank Augusta298
BeauBuck, Owner at The Brown Trout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It is greatly appreciated. We are so glad you called in and had some of our home made meals. And yes all of a sudden we have got very busy and have started organising more staff to help...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The yummiest chicken and leek pie we have possibly ever eaten. Well worth the rather long wait. Great place for snack break.More

Thank Tabatha1998
BeauBuck, Owner at The Brown Trout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thanks so much for your review. So are so glad you enjoyed what we think is one of our best pies. Sorry you had a long wait for it. We try not to load up our pie warmer with too many pies to ensure their...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1158 Athol-Garston Highway | Southland, Athol 9749, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Athol
  • Phone Number: +64 3-248 8847
Description
Simple home made foods.
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