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Saddleback Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
517 Ohariu Valley Road, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
+64 4-478 8733
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“kiddies menu” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
517 Ohariu Valley Road, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely lunch sitting outside in the sunshine overlooking the farmland. The service was adequate. One wrong meal was delivered to our table but that was easily fixed. The burger was tasty and the eggs nicely cooked. This is a nice change from city cafes and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We pulled into saddleback cafe . We were greeted with a warm friendly smile and ordered afternoon tea. Service was quick and the look pretty even thou the sun wasn’t out . Great to see the kids and adults having a great time riding the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 321sandrad
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I like this west world part of Johnsonville. It is a great to get away from normal life. I will come for lunch in the weekend from time to time.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank bingliuwellingotn
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We were very impressed with the staff who were all helpful and prompt with service and offering an umbrella to shade the sun. There were a good range of specials of the day as well as usual menu items.The squid salad was fresh and tasty....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We went here for Fathers Day lunch. Loved the food. Two of us had the Burger and the other two had bangers and mash. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food. Its a casual cafe and there is no table service. Lovely outdoor area but you...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Donna K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely cosy atmosphere and great food with reasonable prices. Had the steak - absolutely delish with a real beefy flavour. Veggies were great too. Eleven year old ate off kiddie menu and was happy with portion and meal. Hubby had burger (he is a bit...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Jacquip1
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Had 3 meals - ribs, lamb rump and venisons bangers and mash. All 3 were delicious, inventively prepared and generous in portion size. We've been several times over the years and the food just keeps getting better. Great value for money. One of Wellingtons best...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Aengus J
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Friendly staff and fantastic service made this a 70th birthday to remember. We had a small family gathering and the staff went out of their way to make it special, the cook even making a crème brulee single serve pudding complete with toffee tower and...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Sue27_11
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The cafe food here is better than average which is a lovely surprise for an out-of-the way cafe. Great setting with warm indoor area or sunny balcony. Makes a lovely day trip for lunch even if you're not horse riding.

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank tonib470
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great friendly service. We had dinner on Saturday. My husband and I both had the steak and it was wonderful - and cooked just as we asked. We both had the chocolate tart for dessert and that was great too. It's a nice spot for...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank titania2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Ohariu Valley Road, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-478 8733
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Escape to the country Enjoy our sumptous meal with the use of local ingredients with Country flair and a hint of New Zealand Indigenous Herbs & Spices. An inviting place to relax and enjoy great food, wine and coffee served by friendly, professional staff!
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