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Steam Cafe

7 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 3344
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
7:30 AM - 4:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
7 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice people, tasty juices. But the pancakes were a bit too sweet for our taste, and drowned in the compote. Not sure about the other food on offer.More

Thank Patrick B
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review about Steam. Yes the pancakes are sweet. Blueberries and maple syrup and icing sugar all make for sweetness. One of our most popular breakfast. Try our croissants or ciabatta with bacon scrambled eggs and tomatoes or...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

Although the coffee in our cappuccino was good and strong, it was not made correctly. There was barely any foam and we've had flat whites with more foam than this had.

Thank Hawean
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thankyou for for taking the time to write about the coffee at Steam. Next time you are passing, pop in and make yourself known and we will make you another on the house. Pleased that you found the coffee nice and strong.

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Stopped here on our way out of town for breakfast. Good coffee, good light breakfast and some nice art on the walls.

Thank RinneyEps
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This place could do with a thorough clean. The carpet is filthy and the chairs covered in finger prints. Under all the tables there was food, crumbs and serviettes.More

Thank Lisa C
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thankyou for writing a comment about Steam Cafe. I am pleased that you enjoyed your food. We had a very busy day and had two staff members away sick, hence the attention to detail. Unfortunately we do have a lot of spillage as we have...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Called in to see if the brioche lived up to reputation.... they were DELICIOUS! This is a great spot with fab food. Definitely worth a visit. And the kids loved playground out the back!

Thank maxinewashere
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thankyou for your review of Steam Cafe. Yes the Brioche are delicious and extremely popular. Pleased you were able to stop by and try them and enjoy the children's area out the back.

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I'd heard the coffee was good here but the Brioche was also recommended and was worth the trip on its own. Well doneMore

Thank John123123123123
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thankyou for taking the time to comment on your Steam experience. So pleased you tried the Brioche as they are a speciality at Steam. They sell out pretty fast as you can imagine. Pleased you liked the coffee which we roast the beans every morning...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Steam was recommended but was so disappointing. We had limited time. We ordered 2 double shots and sat down. 15 minutes later no coffee and we noticed that take away orders were being served immediately. I asked for mine to be transferred to a takeaway...More

Thank Rovngdrovn
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

I'm sorry to read about your bad experience at Steam Cafe. Normally our coffees are made very promptly but we also do a lot of phone orders for takeaways so this may have been the case. Next time you are passing pop in and we...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Every time we visit Oamaru we always drop into Steam Cafe for the iced chocolates - the kids and I are never disappointed. The other huge benefit is the range of gluten free food - there is always at least one savoury and two sweet...More

Thank glutenfreef00die
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thankyou for taking the time out to write a review about our cafe. Our iced chocolates are very popular and we have customers coming back for more. We understand the importance of coeliac and GF and keep adding new recipes for sweet and savoury. Look...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
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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