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Steam Cafe

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7 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 3344
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent coffee. Macha coffee was disappointing so the next morning I went for a flat white! Friendly staff and was sweet little cafe.More

Thank Emski22
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review about our Cafe. We do pride ourselves in our coffee making. All our beans are roasted in our roaster in the cafe hence the freshness. Can't comment on the Macha Tea as it is new to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most disappointing as the café looks very inviting. The ginger gem was really nice but the scone very dry. The coffee was sub-standard and my partner's had been spilt down the side of the cup when delivering to the table.

Thank Janne A
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Waited 15minutes for a burnt, flavourless flat white. Threw out and picked up a top notch coffee in the McCafe Drive Thru on the way out of town in 2 minutes flat.

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We travel the world and have visited New Zealand 5 times in the last 8 years. Every time we drive through Omaru but like a magnet we have stop at Steam Cafe. Best Coffee, great breakfast and very polite and helpful staff. Always worth a...More

Thank JohnPatston
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Great coffee. But I'm here for these cinnamon brioche roll things they have on the counter. Ate one. Had to go back and buy another one. If I wasn't being judged by my finance I would have gotten two more

2  Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Best natural berry smoothie ever, full of fruit, rich and thick. Absolutely yummy. Great breakfast, deservedly busy even early. Free amd fast wifi too. Highly recommend.

Thank JaniceKapiti
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thankyou for your review. Yes our smoothies are delicious. Completely natural with no added preservatives and all fresh fruit. Look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

For some reason it’s very hard to find date scones in the Northern Hemisphere- but you can always find them in NZ. Here at Steam they are delicious accompanied be excellent coffee. Or if you arrive at lunchtime order a slice of something made on...More

Thank ShellMcG2013
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thankyou for your kind review on our cafe. Yes our scones are extremely popular, especially the date. Along with all the baking and tarts etc we roast our own coffee beans in the Roaster in the cafe. This sets us apart from the rest of...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Good points - great food and yummy pumpkin frittata and salad Bad points - lady on till not sure how to use till - food not labeled in cabinet so ten minutes later and much larger queue the lady came back three times to tell...More

Thank rap28
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A simple lunch or early afternoon tea. Toasted cheese roll and a Louise cake. Didn't feel like coffee so just had a glass of water. Efficient staff and clean toilets.

Thank Voodles
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Fulfilling brunch with good owner to refilling fresh milk for little kid 😋. Good location with easy parking and shops surrounding.

Thank RUby N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 3344
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