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$5 - $25
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New Zealand, Cafe, Fusion, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having arrived off the Bluff ferry at 9 that morning, we arrived in Invercargill looking for breakfast. Two coffees arrived with lovely dark caramel cremas. Strong coffee seems to be the way here in NZ which we didn't mind one bit. Simple poached eggs on...sourdough ciabatta, and sated, we were on our way.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Visiting from out of town, was great to have brunch at such a wonderful spot with such beautiful coffee and food. Definitely worth a visit if you are nearby!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

Being a specialty coffee place lured me in The coffee is ok, unfortunately the cheese scones were doughy & tasteless. Warmed up in the microwave with the butter already applied = soggy & doughy

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

This an awesome place to eat with a wonderful welcome and exceptional food and drink. The coffee is perfect, hot and strong and the food is incredible! Wonderfully presented and exceptionally tasty!! Great value for money! Thoroughly thoroughly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

I visited because it looks like a specialty coffee shop. Great choice, the coffee was great and they roast it themselves! Interesting menu and yummy looking bites in the cabinet too. Has become a regular stop for my Invercargill visits

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

Excellent friendly service, great coffee. Ordered the bagel which came with a nice surprise of NZ spinach. I’d definitely drop in here next time I’m in Invercargill

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

Good food presented imaginatively. The fish in the bun had excellent flavour and texture. The coffee seemed to be made from nice beans but the barista could have done better

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022 via mobile

Excellent for, service & friendly vibe. Had the Cubano tostie which was very delish & a hemp mocha (chilled) also great. Well worth a visit :-)

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

Wonderful ambience sitting in amongst the bags of beans still to be roasted with a roaster close by the staff were exceedingly helpful and friendly, in fact joyful. The coffee was the best so far in 2 weeks in NZ including Auckland.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022 via mobile

This cafe is very pleasant. We had extremely good coffees and a delicious slice. Good service and some outdoor seating. Definitely to be recommended.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 February 2022 via mobile

Well worth it!! Great staff, excellent varied menu and very good coffee! Friendly staff and a cool vibe - highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2021

Loved the coffee here, so yum! Wish I had found it earlier in our trip! This place is a must for coffee lovers.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

Amazing breakfast menu with some different options. I Had the chilli scrambled eggs with chorizo and crispy onions in top! Coffee was also very good! Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 July 2021

Visiting Invercargill for the weekend and needed to find somewhere for brunch. The chilli scrambled eggs with chorizo on the specials board outside this small cafe was the draw for me. On my own, so I managed to get a seat at the window bench...as all the indoor tables were taken and it was a bit too cold to sit outside. I ordered the chilli scrambled eggs with chorizo and all I can say is wow. Full of flavour and well presented and washed down with a couple of really good cappuccinos.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Came here for the first time two months ago and was impressed by pretty much everything, had lunch again yesterday and delighted to say the standard of food and service was just as impeccable, thanks for a great lunch.

Date of visit: June 2021
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BLACK SHAG ESPRESSO BAR AND EATERY, Invercargill - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Black Shag Espresso Bar and Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5