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Last Light Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Fusion,
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
+64 3-226 6667
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“preserves” (3 reviews)
“venison steak” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Seafood to chowder to die for ! Fish and chips best I’ve had in New Zealand , lovely atmosphere , and gorgeous cat 😻 plus fresh out of the oven Anzac biscuit ..... omg 👍🏻Great service , pretty garden and outdoor seating ... what’s not...More

Thank Juliet K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice place to stay, with good food and good beers. Very friendly owners with a good service! Take a look to the amazing garden full of fruits and vegetables everything is homemade here I love it Thankyou!

Thank judede
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food & best accommodation in Tuatapere for before & after of the Hump Ridge Track. Had excellent blue cod dinner, great breakfast & superb coffee before I tramped off with my 3 daughters to the Hump Ridge Track. Stayed in a couple of their...More

Thank Nukutere79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to this place and were so happy that we found it, had a wonderful time there, I asked for something vegan and the chief made me a wonderful pasta dish with lots of delicious vegetables! Moreover, the whole place is very lovely and...More

Thank Anja P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way down to the catlins for lunch. Just had the venison pie and bought some home grown products. All were amazing. As soon as you walked in the cafe you just felt these people know how to look after customers.

Thank Brian080518
Reviewed 14 February 2018

One of the best meals I have had in who knows how long. I am from Perth in Australia and this place beats so many places I have been in there. Excellent

Thank Amandakatzone
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Just Brilliant. Make it a destination. HIgh quality food made with home grown ingredients and a great bar.

Thank KaPai45
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not a large menu but everything on it looked great I had their steak meal, my steak was cooked to perfection and topped with a whiskey pepper sauce. They also make jams and chutneys on site from the large gardens which the owner was very...More

Thank aytosdairy
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Great food and coffee in the cafe that is also part of the Last Light Lodge accommodation complex. It was a lovely surprise to food and coffee of this quality in small-town Western Southland, and the drinks list was also pretty good. Home made breads...More

Thank KiwiCriticDunedin
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Great home cooked meals. Dinner, Lunch and breakfast. We enjoyed all the meals, took some take a way's with us to have on the Humpridge track.

Thank coober
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17 November 2017|
Response from Violaine_Dumas | Property representative |
hi, we cn mke you sandwiches if you pre order them. we are selling cookies as well. in town, there is a foursqure where you can buy your groceries. cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Tuatapere
  • Phone Number: +64 3-226 6667
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We have a passion for food and flavour... Fantastic coffee, hearty breakfasts, yum lunches and many delicious home baked goodies. The menu covers many aspects of cuisine : gluten free, vegetarian, international tastes with fusion styles and classic dishes made with quality kiwi products.
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