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Kingston Corner Cafe Bar

1 Kent Street, Kingston 9748, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8596
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“homemade pies” (3 reviews)
“chowder” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Kent Street, Kingston 9748, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a stop at the only open cafe on the way from The Anau to Queenstown on Saturday morning. Good coffee, the restroom is top notch.

Thank tom733
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe/bar with a pleasant atmosphere. We loved their pendant lights and the chips were up there with the best ever!

Thank KaPai45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good coffee but the only place in the world where we’ve been charged extra for each shot of hot water and then extra again for take away! Espresso $3.40, long black $4.00, Americano $4.40 and then takeaway extra $0.40! Staff not able to explain why...More

Thank Sarah H
Paul M, Owner at Kingston Corner Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is actually simple. Espresso $3.40, long black $4.00, Americano $4.40 - because they are all different sizes, isn't it obvious? and this practice is completely common and normal everywhere here. Did you order one of each to compare so you could actually see the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for coffee on route to Queenstown. Small portions of cakes in comparison to over coffee shops in NZ. House speciality, honey cake, pre sliced, was dry and not very exciting. Coffee was not very good. Nice terrace, but with the view of someone's back...More

Thank peterwV975TL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be aware - you won't eat here because of temperature or care with the furniture ... Menues are not well posted, tables could use a varnish and service could be improved. However the food was good. We had the salad and the chowder. Don't bother...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wouldn't go back again - next time would keep going instead of stopping. Only one option for a gluten free lunch. Very slow service despite only a third of the tables being occupied, the very simple meal arrived without everything that had been ordered, and...More

Thank ManukaJim
Paul M, Owner at Kingston Corner Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. There are actually 5 options for gluten free on our menu, as it says with GF beside. Also our burgers can be prepared GF with GF burger buns. We also have a display cabinet that has GF options. If you weren't...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

We stopped here for a quick takeaway lunch late in December- they had chips in premade boxes which I didn't have very high hopes for, as well as some homemade pies. Pies were OK but holy crap, those chips were ambrosial! We continued down to...More

Thank Suzy2110
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Stopped for lunch and had the chowder and a big breakfast. Both were fine. The service was great. The day we turned up the place was full. We were lucky to get a seat. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly.

Thank dolphinsrussharon
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and asked for seafood chowder which was excellent! Loads of seafood, very hearty with good two pieces of bread. The cafe has a relaxed vibe, was not loud even when it was busy, the staff was friendly and you also get...More

Thank Aneta S
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I pulled over famished, having not stopped in Queenstown for food after my flight from Wellington. This is all homemade, so I had to wait longer than I wanted to, but the food was delicious. If you're not in a rush, stop and enjoy the...More

Thank Anna K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kent Street, Kingston 9748, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +64 3-248 8596
  • E-mail
Kingston Corner Cafe Bar is located on the corner of SH6 and Kent Street Kingston. On offer is a wide variety of homemade dine in and takeaway options from Breakfast right through to Dinner. Also there is NZ Post, Groceries and Souvenirs. Kitchen closes at 19:30. Bar continues until late where there are still food option on offer. If you will arrive late, best option is to phone ahead to inform of your intentions.
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