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Cafe, New Zealand
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Nice little place. Obviously popular. A great selection of really tasty brunch items and nice coffee. Some interesting little nooks and crannies for watching the world go by. The free WiFi was only for 15 mins which seemed a bit stingy.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fastest service I've ever seen..this Cafe is always busy and we still got our coffees in less than 15 minutes. Amazing gluten free brownie.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You know your onto a good thing when all the locals go there. Very friendly staff great food but most importantly fantastic coffee.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here daily for the last three days. The coffee is seriously good, and the staff are really friendly. This is the equal best coffee we have had during 4 weeks travelling in the South Island

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wer ehere for an afternoon coffe and the staff were pleasent and happy to serve us but were in the process of closing up. Still good but they sheu by 4:00 pm.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfasts - the full English was particularly good. Quality coffee and the orange juice was freshly squeezed. A busy place which meant we had to wait a while for our food, but if you can get a table, it was good.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was nice but all came at different times, some had been sat under a hot lamp, which is good but not the butter that goes on your toast. It was very busy, but it took ages.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very popular cafe in the middle of town, so much so that after ordering getting a table is a bit of a cat fight. Finding a seat makes this a very agro experience which counteracts the desire of a relaxing outing. Steak sandwich was...very tasty, output of food good, coffee average. This place wouldn’t survive in a larger town, but does well in Te Anau.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 18 December 2020

We were recommended this very busy cafe and grabbed a takeaway coffee on the first occasion, which we enjoyed as we walked along the lake. The cafe was pumping and tables were at a premium on the beautiful day we visited on a weekend. There...are popular tables outside and more inside, service was slick despite the queues, albeit food service was slower by the looks, but people happy to enjoy the glorious day. We popped back a couple of days later for more coffee and some smoked chicken wraps, also to take away for our lunch. Wraps were delicious and stuffed full of meat and fresh salad greens etc. Thoroughly recommend this cafe, it was busy even on a weekday, so find a seat and send someone else up to order and sit back and enjoy!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 11 December 2020

We brought lunch here to take on out tour the muffins were amazing my only regret is we didnt buy more

Date of visit: December 2020
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The Sandfly Cafe is closed on only two days of the year and that is Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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