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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short Black delivered both breakfasts and lunches to my husband and myself when we were isolating with covid-19 in a motel in Oamaru. The food was delicious and the service seamless. Orders, delivery and payment were all simple and clear. It made our enforced stay...so much easier. Thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

Really nice menu and good choice of cabinet food too. Yummy food & fantastic coffee. Staff were helpful & food was fresh & fast. Great modern cafe.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2020

Met up with a couple of friends for an impromptu late lunch. Super impressed with the gluten free menu and great tasting coffee. Fast service and friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 11 June 2020

This is always our stop if driving north of Dunedin. The food is always good, great selection. They know how to make a great cup of coffee.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 19 May 2020

After a wander through the Victorian precinct we were ready for an easy lunch and found it here. We enjoyed sitting outside on a nice summer day. We both had chicken & cheese toasties, and shared the fries.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020

Excellent, strong coffee. Not bitter at all. The best so far anywhere in NZ by a long way. Served promptly by very pleasant staff. Delicious lemon and coconut slice. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

We always stop at this cafe when travelling through Oamaru. The coffee is excellent and this time we tried their raspberry double chocolate muffins. Delicious! Highly recommend this cafe both to travellers and locals.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019

lunch. very nice food with gluten free options. great selection of food and cabinet food. Also great for kids meals too

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

Coffee was weak and bitter as was the service. Too much trouble apparently to wipe the table properly.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 25 April 2019

Let me tell you that the portions are generous, the coffee is good, and the pumpkin soup that I had was full of flavour and really had a kick to it. The owners put their heart and soul into making this an experience rather than...just a meal.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Short Black is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4