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Sandfly Cafe Restaurant

9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 9529
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (99 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed coffee and brunch at the Sandfly Cafe. It was great to taste amazing selections as part of the breakfast menu. We had the big breakfast and the hash stack. The eggs were perfect on both dishes! It was also great to see selections...More

Thank Cara L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very stylish cafe with mountain view. The focaccia is soft enough. The sunny side egg is nice y cooked too.

Thank 446juditec
Reviewed 5 days ago

10 of us had brekkie there twice - once on the morning before heading to the Milford Wanderer and the other on the morning after we got back. In summary - ten happy people were happy to go back a second time and we'd go...More

Thank SandyMichaelDrury_NZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great cafe on the top of cafe's in Te Anau. Great food, Great staff and the best coffee. A must if visiting

Thank mariarose98
Reviewed 6 days ago

The spanitopika was amazing, as was the berry muffin. 15 min free wifi. Great location in town. Opens early (7am when we visited)

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in late in the afternoon on our way to our camping ground and ordered a couple of coffees and a Raspberry and White Chocolate muffin. The service was friendly, the coffees were fine but the muffin was extraordinary, so good in fact we returned...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nothing special here. Few tables inside. Like a stArbucks but not as nice. Food was so-so. Short menu and don't deviate. They are adamant.

Thank Sylvia R
Reviewed 1 week ago

solid spot for breakfast - easy, fast and very delicious. It definitely gets crowded tho so come early or prepare to eat on the go

Thank Kelli B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only cafe in town still serving all day breakfast and lunches in the late afternoon. Nice quality food, we had steak sandwich and salmon egg benedicts , comfort food during a break of the long drive from Milford Sound to Queenstown.

Thank Shirley N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a breakfast before our journey to Milford Sound. We had an egg sandwich and a smoked salmon and bagel to go. Both were very good. If we had time we would have loved to stay and enjoy our meal in the café....More

Thank Suzanne H
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Will you be open on Boxing day 12/26? Do we need to make a reservation or call ahead?
14 December 2015|
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Response from Kaylene K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they would be open. I didn't need a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: +64 3-249 9529
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