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Last Light Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Fusion,
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
+64 3-226 6667
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • 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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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice café!!! Super nice breakfast!!! Super café and super homemade muffin !!! Thank you so much!!!!!

Thank Sandro V
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We were all very glad we stopped here. The coffee and toasted sandwiches were awesome and the food cabinet looked inviting. Friendly and efficient.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Had a lovely Venison main dish. The blue cod my friend had looked even better! The best place to go before doing the Hump Ridge Track!

Thank MarGrant
Reviewed 24 October 2017

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
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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$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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