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Last Light Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Fusion,
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
+64 3-226 6667
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“preserves” (3 reviews)
“venison steak” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just love this place, free parking, plenty of space, good food love the coffee and the staff were friendly. recommend

Thank dipendrapradhan
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

On our drive from TeAnau to Invercargill we decided to stop for lunch at this lovely little cafe. My husband had a very enjoyable seafood chowder with a couple slices of toasted multi-grain bread on the side. I had a Thai salad with chicken with...More

Thank dixiepeach
Violaine_Dumas, Guest Relations Manager at Last Light Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Russell the cat purrs with content :p See you!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Not a big menu but great variety Home grown vegies Great deserts Freindly staff Interesting things to read and look while waiting Preserves etc to buy Continue to go there and choices change regular

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The cafe here is a must do! Beautiful, organic fare with everything local or made on the premises. Had the best steak ever! There is an expansive organic garden out back. The craft beer selection is wonderful

Thank mariajcunningham
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The single best steak I have ever had. Did not expect to find this here! It also has a very good beer selection.

Thank patrickgeoghegan
lastlightlodge, Owner at Last Light Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thanks for your kind review. We are passionate about good food at good value, and its a pleasure to live in a time where beers are varied plentiful and well crafted. Over summer we can have as many as 30 different beers.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Surprising find in Tuatapere. Had lovely whitebait fritter. Good sized portions and our large group all seemed pleased with their meals. Good prompt service, good value and friendly affable host. Accommodation on site and extensive gardens, produce used in restaurant. Would try the accommodation if...More

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Had the venison steak and Apple/walnut pudding. Sooooooooo delicious! Very good food, friendly staff en nice atmosphere.

Thank MirnaG76
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Food came quickly and was good. Decent prices. Place had a good feel. Service was fine - prompt and fairly friendly.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Delightful spot to stop for a coffee and cake. The cake and scone we ordered were very generous serveings. The coffee very good and the exact temperature

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a fantastic dinner awesome venison . The personal service from Emma Jane was outstanding we will be back

Thank Anna A
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Questions & Answers
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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