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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
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“pies” (5 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

A charismatic coffee-stop next to the highway. Lovely ambience, very friendly staff and the food looked superb, even though we only had a coffee and snack. The staff were very courteous to a Chinese couple who just picked at the amazing plates of food and...More

Thank Hirundo17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for breakfast which was good..coffees were good too. A few people were buying muffins. Good for a quick stop.

Thank Rosemarie G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Our first day on the road - stopped for lunch a couple of hours out from Queenstown. Met the owners (previously lived in Aus) which made us feel at home. Strong coffee and soup (cauliflower and blue cheese) for lunch. The coffee was locally roasted...More

1  Thank teeay65
BeauBuck, Owner at The Brown Trout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It is very much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed our food, coffee and your visit to our cafe .

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch it was great they didn't have much left as we were late but we're very happy to make us anything I had the most fantastic tossed sandwich I have had for a long time made on homemade bread

1  Thank SylviaJamie
BeauBuck, Owner at The Brown Trout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It is really appreciated and we are so glad you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I pass thru Athol regularly and don't usually stop, and I don't eat pies generally as they frequently look great but don't meet expectations, but today I was hungry, stopped and got a steak and mushroom and it was delicious ! Tender meat, nice rich...More

1  Thank aliebeau
BeauBuck, Owner at The Brown Trout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you so much!! Look forward to seeing you again : )

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff make this a great stopover on an otherwise empty route. We were camped down the road, so this place - with its wood burning stove & smiling locals - was a welcoming place for our evening meal. Prices not cheap - the tourist...More

1  Thank Wowzap
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stopped by to have our brunch on our journey from Te Anau to Wanaka. Friendly owner, great food, great ice-cream, great set up of the cafe and even the toilet.

Thank DorothyCheong
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

On our trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound we stopped here for a cup of coffee. We saw all of the delicious meals being served to other customers and decided we had to stop here on our way back. We enjoyed a delicious french toast...More

Thank Sammi C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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