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Steam Cafe

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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Vonny-Russ2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank EricPaK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love dropping in here on our way South. Opens earlier than most. Great coffee Nice selection in food cabinets, and always friendly staff.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for lunch Not a great choice from cabinet food. Chose Pie with potatoes on top yet to find the potatoes on top. Arrived after 35 minutes and only luke warm.Mine had a very long human hair through it which was rather off putting.Coffee...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We visited by default.First we went round the corner to a cafe,but they never acknowledged us,so we walked out and went to Steam Cafe,2nd choice. Should have been 1st choice,as the service was good,coffee excellent and served as it should be done,but not many places...More

Thank kamilariNewZealand
Twinette, Owner at Steam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Steam Cafe. Our cafe stands out amongst the rest in Oamaru as we roast our own coffee beans. We are pleased that you found us and that you bought our coffee beans to takeaway....More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

I had heard good reports on Steam, but must have picked an off day for coffee. Very ordinary, flavourless and disappointing. However, the big scone was good.

Thank John S
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This was the only cafe I could find which roasted its own beans. We loved it. Big coffee snobs from Napier and Rotorua who travel all the time round NZ and the world. Highly recommend. Loved the ginger gem ( old school amazing baking) and...More

Thank Jimmyjue
Reviewed 3 April 2018 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 5 April 2018

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

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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