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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

A good basic place for a quick bite. Indoor and outdoor seating, prompt service, reasonable range of breakfast options. Portions are huge!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

Great toasted sandwich ( the best in several years) and chickens and chips. Very good no nonsense cafe serving good food. Recommended

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

Interesting as well as traditional and surprising snacks and meals perfectly cooked and rapidly served. Hot and cold, all fresh and generous. A great find and great value for money. No frills venue but the staff are all so efficient and great at what they...do. Fill up here for your journey.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

Who cant make a half decent cheese and onion toasted sandwich? Just a really bad cafe. Worst thing is that tourist coaches stop here. This place is a crime to our tourism industry.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

Doesn’t look like much, but food (pancakes; fish and chips) were outstanding. Staff were very friendly!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023

I am a bit of a whitebait afficianado and the sandwhich here was the best one I have yet enjoyed on this holiday. My partner enjoyed his poached eggs too. Good coffee.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2022

Changed name a couple of times since Fantail and it was closed for a while. Great to see it open again. Good food, just what is needed, prior to spending a long day in the fantastic area.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 9 September 2022

Cafe was clean and busy. Big servings of food Cabinet food was available also a menu to choose from Best Steak and Mushroom Pie I have had in a long time. Chunks of Steak mouthwatering and tender, big pieces of Mushrooms and well seasoned.. Staff...were friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2021 via mobile

The coffee was good and they has a large selection of cabinet food. The service was quick and food tasty. Will be back for more coffee.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 8 February 2021

Spiker Cafe needs refurbishment and decorating. It is a really ordinary cafe but our fish and chips was very good with fairly reasonable service. Furniture is old. This was our stopover on a group tour.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

I think this cafe is now called the Spiker Cafe? We didn't try the food here but can definitely say they make the BEST coffee in Haast! The barista was also super nice and friendly, so along with that and his great coffees we went...back every day during our stay :)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 June 2019

Not much is open in Haast, early in the morning at 8AM... so I was ecstatic to find this place to feed my family. The coffee was outstanding and the staff were really friendly and engaging. We had a great time talking to them and...enjoying the food. If you happen to stay in Haast at a Motel and need some morning sustenance, this is the place to go.. all the more so during the cold winter months when few people stay in Haast and no competitors I stumbled across offered services before 11 AM.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

Don't expect much, but hot drinks were good. Breakfast was ok, but nothing great. No ambiance, so grab and go.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

Stopped here for lunch as we were passing through. Food was cheap and cheerful. Opted for the fish and chips. Not amazing quality but did the job and was super cheap!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

We had a break from driving here and it was very nice sitting in the sun enjoying the coffee. Nice muffin as well.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Fantail Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 2