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Jester House cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-526 6742
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (7 reviews)
“wedges” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 320 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love going here. Great day out with the family young and old. Kids can play on the playground and feed the eels. Menu is great.

Thank 546sherrid
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love hearing from our customers and knowing they are having a great day out with family, eating well and feeding the eels is wonderful. Thank you for visiting us again. :)

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food, excellent service and delightful ambience. Totally recommend this place. Good for family with young kids too.

Thank markd71
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such great feedback and we are delighted that you had such a great Jester House experience. Can't wait to host you again. Arohanui Judy

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This cafe never fails to impress. The attention to detail is obvious. Beautifully landscaped garden and slightly quirky surroundings. Food is simple, fresh, delicious and nicely presented. And customer service is obviously paramount. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank CarolynB2401
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Carolyn for your amazing review. We are totally thrilled that you want to share your experience and recommend Jester House.Thank you so much and we look forward to hosting you again. Arohanui Judy

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here on the great taste bike ride. Nice food, great outdoor area. Particularly good for kidsMore

Thank karenzals
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Isn't the Great Taste Trail a fantastic ride? So pleased to hear that you had a great lunch break here on your ride. Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review and we look forward to serving you lunch again in the...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Wonderful funky place with beautiful garden and great food. Nice to go for families as well as individuals as the outdoor is big enough to find a quiet place. Well situated for the taste trail but also a good stop on your way between Motueka...More

Thank mhhrocourt
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your great description and review, you got it in a nutshell. We are pleased that you enjoyed your Jester House visit and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This place is just magical. Amazing environment and venue. Lots to look at and do, playgrounds, eels, shoe house, different fields of fruit trees and animals. Nice food all at reasonable prices. Outdoor giant board games and dress ups, little theme rides, totally up with...More

Thank Gemma R
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you Gemma for your amazing review. Great that you enjoyed all that Jester House has to offer.We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

very cool place, a must visit especially if you have kids, such neat wee bits and pieces around, got a wee eel stream too!

Thank a_little_asian
jesterhouse, General Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you and so pleased you liked our cool wee place.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Absololutely loved being here. The surrounds are so wonderful, peaceful and very family friendly. The staff could not do enough for everybody and the food was out of this world. Loved the wee items they had for sale and was so very sxpecial for grandchildren...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing, imaginative and fun place for a family visit. We had 7 children with us aged 2-9 and they had such a good time exploring and playing. It gave the adults time to have coffee and food at a leisurely pace. Highly recommend.More

Thank Mcgecko
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks for visiting us, we enjoyed having you all here too. It's great to see so many visitors through the seasons of summer through to winter. Children know how to race around and keep warm and the parents know how to snuggle next to the...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

I grew up in Motueka so the Jester House was always our go-to café. As a child I loved the place (the tame eels, giant chess, animals all created a magical atmosphere) and as an adult I still feel exactly the same about it. The...More

1  Thank Amy H
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Amy, You have made my day and bought a tear to my eye. Your review encapsulates exactly our vision and knowing that it is happening to such an extent is fantastic. I love that we have generations of family coming to Jester House and...More

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Lauren C
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Response from jesterhouse | Property representative |
Hi Lauren, Yes we do . Send us an email which you can find on the Jester House website ( sorry I am unable to give it to you directly as trip advisor doesn't allow it) and we can sort it out for you. Thanks Judy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Tasman
  • Phone Number: +64 3-526 6742
  • E-mail
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