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The Galley

1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 0475
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (24 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is in a perfect location. Right on the boat harbour you get an awesome view when dining or even just enjoying a coffee, kids playground is right beside it also. Food was amazing.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch one day during the week, not only was the food really good but the view was awesome! We sat out in the semi outdoor area looking out at the harbour. Recommend the chicken salad!

1  Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hot coffee, the best cheese scones or a full breakfast to start the day. A big thankyou to Kara and the smiling team for your warmth and care. Glenn and Trudi

Thank trudihayde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to have a coffee and look out on the bay. We had a pleasant brunch with good coffee and lovely views of the bay. Service was good and friendly.

1  Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch while passing through, great selection of cabinet food and the pies were very good. The view of the bay was fantastic and the service was good

1  Thank Bryce W
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Had lunch twice in last 2 weeks. Good service. Nice staff. Nice food. Everything nice and fresh and different cabinet food each time. Will continue to patronize.

1  Thank gaz2802
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped for coffee and food in here and absolutely loved the view of the wee bay. Staff were friendly and the coffee was hot, which is becoming something I'm finding you need to ask for these day given poor barista training or lack of...More

1  Thank Jade_Victoria_NZ
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Burgers are large and tasty . Fish and chips great . Just beware of the burnt coffee . If they are busy expect to wait 20 minutes for you hot burnt drinks

Thank Rodney C
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The Galley staff are always good sports when we ask for our burgers to come with no buns! The view is perfect. The food is good. I hear it is wonderful for breakfast (but have only been for lunch).

1  Thank ivyyaker32
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Cafe with her best view in Oamaru in my opinion. Enjoyed their amazing burger while kids played in the stunning playground right outside.

1  Thank edward62580000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 0475
We are a busy cafe on the waterfront in Oamaru that serve breakfast till 11am daily, we have a variety of cabinet food and also cook up some amazing gourmet burgers and freshly cooked fish & chips.
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