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US$3 - US$23
New Zealand, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just had my second visit here - each one about 10-years apart and both excellent! Breakfast is really tasty and good value for money. Friendly and quick service. The bees and cheese room make this a really unique place to eat in Hoki.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food ..went two.days in a row and it wss brilliant . Staff are lovely food is yummy. Thanks guys 4 the great service.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dirty uncleared table, a surly staff member - saved by good coffee and a very good seed slice. Sad as this is a good location but runs “hot and cold”.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Stella cafe this morning for breakfast tried their chef special chicken sandwich. OMG that was delicious lettuce tomato with some bacon and baked chicken on nicely toasted ciabbata was yumm. Tick all the boxes compliment to the chef. Will visit again for that.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending sometime travelling the South Island one of our last stops was in hokitika. We came across Stella after walking round town, and it was clearly the busier cafe. We were welcomed with a cheery hello and was helped through the menu. The 6...of us had a mixture of menu and cabinet food. I had the salmon bagel which was delicious…. So nice to not have cold smoked salmon but lovely hot fresh cooked! The meals were very prompt and everything came together which was nice. After our travels it’s obvious covid is taking its toll on these little towns so I’m making an effort to leave positive reviews on most of the places I’ve been…. If I had to think of a negative for this place it would be that there was only one toilet and clearly everyone wanted to use it when I did.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good sign when a place is busy. We had breakfast mid Saturday morning and the place was humming. But the service was still amazing! Best granola I have ever had with fruit, yoghurt and a yummy runny sauce on the side Unfortunately I...don’t live in Hokitika so I can’t be here every day!! Keep up the good work!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in, observed staff were not wearing masks, as required by the covid rules, and walked out again. So can't rate the food.

Date of visit: May 2022
Stellano1, Owner at Stella Cafe Hokitika, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Obviously didn’t get close enough to see exemption badges. You could have asked any of our regulars about the strict protocols we have followed the whole horrible Covid journey. We are all better off without customers like you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had food here before and it was delicious but today I went and it was absolutely horrible spent $20 on eggs bene which was over cooked eggs on what I think was mash potatoe ??? Bacon wasn’t very nice either definitely disappointed in what...I spent vs what I got, I expected eggs on bread or somthing but the eggs yolks were to hard and to vinegary.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Stellano1, Owner at Stella Cafe Hokitika, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Clearly you didn't take the time to read the menu description which says Eggs Bennie Our Way comes on a house-made potato cake, or the sign that explained due to Covid we were severally short staffed and asking for a little patience and kindness. Having...More

Reviewed 4 April 2022

Overwhelmed by the selection of amazing dishes on offer here. Definitely value for money. The beverage list was comprehensive and complimentary to the food items. I don't normally order soup, but really felt like it and so glad I did. Very tasty. Thank you for...a great lunchMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

Great place, good food, I had a burger which had the best tasting onion chutney this side of the equator. Pretty good coffee, mine was a bit too milky but great place. Toilet was lovely to destroy, luckily everyone was wearing a mask as my...deed would gag a maggot!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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2 August 2020|
Response from Stellano1 | Property representative |
Yes absolutely we do. Our Smokey Mushrooms (minus the ciabatta) is a fav! Especially if you add some bacon. ☆☆☆
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Stella Cafe Hokitika is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4