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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 good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“venison steak” (3 reviews)
“preserves” (3 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

very (very) good value for money. that means the food was excellent and the room was good - all as expected. try the Black Current jam... outstanding

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GazNewZealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across the café / restaurant by chance, looking for a cup of coffee. Coffee was excellent, owner very interesting to talk to. Decided to stay for lunch and do a little bit of work on my laptop. I had home made venison sausages, my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidwaters
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Had a quick lunch here, plenty of choice and nice surroundings. Doubles as cafe for the camping ground. Clean and nice staff

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Louieathens
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The last light cafe in tuatapere has the best coffee in southland! Fresh home made food that is yummy! Great service. Definitely worth a visit!!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank KellyC6911
lastlightlodge, Manager at Last Light Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

thank you so much for your nice review.

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Stopped for lunch at the Last Light Lodge n Café on route south from Te Anau to Invercargill. It was blowing a gale from off the sea that day in April making driving a challenge so we needed a break and was rewarded with a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Chapps1956
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely relaxing venue. Meals were exceptional value for money. Well presented. Staff were lovely. Service excellent

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Gibbs5052
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Pretty good coffee. Stopped here after doing the Hump Ridge track along with many other hikers. Cute, warm atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Wolf_298
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for lunch and I had the Tuatapere big breakfast and was best breakfast I’ve had, just delicious ! Have been there several times and always great food and excellent service.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank MalcolmT371
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for some lunch while out for a drive with family. Great service, very friendly staff and amazing food. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Bevan H
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Good menu supported by a blackboard menu. Venison Pie, Whitebait omelette, Blue Cod meal, bangers and mash, fish and chips, Tandoori Chicken curry or settle for a Beef Fillet or Venison Steak. Good selection of drinks including wine by the bottle and the glass, Desert...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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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$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 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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