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Steam Cafe

7 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 3344
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very good coffee and scones here. Nice atmos and friendly staff. Clean and inviting with a good selection of sandwiches.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chuckamucklanes
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Wonderful chai tea and lattes! Cute, hip place to pop into for breakfast. Visiting from the U.S. and would recommend as a great coffee shop in Oamaru!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank zeemoores
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Pit stop and had an awesome coffee and a chicken pie for a quick bite. Service quick and friendly, nice setting close the Historic area. Not my first visit here and the coffee is really great so will be back when passing through next time,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kenny P
Reviewed 3 November 2018

When we went in there was no one there serving. After about 3 minutes a woman came out and took our order. The only problem was she was not sure how to enter our basic breakfast request into the till. A young waitress helped her...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

I apologise for your experience at Steam Cafe. We were very short staffed that morning as two of our staff had called in sick. I did apologise to you both for being a bit slow on the till as I am normally in the kitchen....More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Friendly and welcoming, great selection of food, outdoor areas to sit as well as inside the cafe. Great location, good parking.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jacquiewebby
Reviewed 23 September 2018

The food is very nice, but this is a breakfast and not a brunch. Lovely coffee and the brioche was the best I've ever had. Great service from the owner, but the barista could be a little more friendly, particularly because our coffees came out...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wattys4
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Came in here for lunch but there was very limited food options available so ended up having lunch elsewhere

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had a fabulous brunch of scrambled (free range) eggs with bacon and tomato on ciabata and it was delicious, best eggs I have ever tasted. Our waitress was lovely, friendly. Great venue, great food, great staff.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vonny-Russ2001
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Sat outside & enjoyed the winter sun in this friendly cafe, the cinnamon brioches are the best I’ve tasted in NZ, so delicious we had to buy more than one! Highly recommend a visit to try one.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We had a long black coffee and a cappuccino to drink, some bacon eggs and a pie with leek to eat. It was just delicious, the staff is so friendly, the lady from the kitchen came to us, we talked about food and family, she...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank EricPaK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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