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Sandfly Cafe Restaurant

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9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
07:00 - 16:30
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Berkeley, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch here before hitting the road. I had the corn fritters with salsa. It was fresh and very tasty, although I wish it had a little bit more substance to it - maybe a side salad or a poached egg on top? Something to offset the fried corn pancakes. My husband's food was tasty as well. And... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh greens, tomatoes, a bit of protein too. Could not have been better. Nice outside seating too. Being right next to the theater made it an easy choice for lunch.

Thank Robert M
Coromandel, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic coffee and one of the best sausage rolls I've ever had! The salmon was particularly good as well. Busy cafe, so get in early.... would highly recommend!

Thank love2travel4now
Whanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy place with quick service and divine coffee. And they have mugs for your coffee!!! Coffee needs to be in a mug to stay hot and delicious. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank Grannybee1
Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting in a convenient location in the little town of Te Anau. A fresh cup of coffee is always appreciated when I get to a new place/a new day/ a bored moment/ or a cold and exhausted day. This place is cozy, coffee is good, interesting people hang out here... do I need to say more?

Thank Faye H
Columbia, South Carolina
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194 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for breakfast. Delicious muesli which was freshly made in house. Wife got the mini sausage roll which was also very flavorful. Good lattes. Wife had the caramel latte and I had the salted caramel. They can do all lattes with trim/skin milk which is a plus!

Thank Jake K
Bad Aibling, Germany
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy to find this cafe in Te Anau. Latte and flat white were wondergil. The chocolates fudge was not sweet and so yummy!

Thank mindyjordan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food served by friendly staff in a nice environment, so well recommended. They also seem to play lots of Springsteen, which is a bonus!

Thank martininfrome
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for coffee and cake and a snack. We had lunch there and the Chicken Salat was very fast-food-like the Fish Burger was okay. However the carrot cake was very yummy only the take away was not nice as they put the cake in a bag and was broken before we went out the cafe.. I would recommend this... More 

Thank Valéa a
Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lunch here and the options are ok. Unfortunately the salad with chicken and Brie was sold out (sounds really great!), instead we had a fish burger. This one was good. Nothing special too special. The carrot cake was amazing! Would definitely recommend to try this here!

Thank Mikk78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: 6432499529

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?