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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

Fantastic views from this cafe and we enjoyed our coffees. Husband's making was also fine but the kumara rosti stack not worth the $20. 2 soggy patties with dry salad leaves in between. Chilli jam on top was nice however.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 5 November 2020 via mobile

Had poached eggs this morning. All good and great coffee. The local bacon was very good to. Well done

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

I ordered eggs Benedict. Shame the eggs were still raw and the ciabatta soggy and undercooked. My ‘flat white’ was mostly very white with weak coffee. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Roam50587161267, Owner at The Galley, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2020

If your food and coffee was not up to standard then maybe you should of brought it to the staffs attention so we could have fixed the problems for you. If you dont make us aware then how are we to fix the problem and...More

Reviewed 1 August 2020

The food is as good as the view. A perfect spot for lunch overlooking the harbour. The tacos were excellent.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 24 June 2020

A terrific selection of counter food and menu selections. Food was served quickly and was lovely and hot. Meals are generous and the food is fresh. Coffee was served piping hot and was delicious. Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The view is exceptional looking...out to the ocean. Well priced and a must visit café.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 17 May 2020

Refused a coffee based on 10 cents short on a large latte. Paying cash.. stumpy tattooed worker said pay eftpos for the 10cents.. system didnt allow it.. tried returning all the coins and doing $5 eftpos. I didnt have $5 in current account unless I...transferred it, $1 bank fee. 20 mins later no coffee, silly I assumed she would just make it. So I suggested a regular size, 10 mins later...still waiting.. great day out huh.... sign of the times risking a bad review for 10 cents.. when my baby cup arrived I didn't get change offered either... given I work for google and have over 500 reviews out there it pays to enjoy customers and be willing to understand that tentions and frictions cause reactions. Here's one.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 5 April 2020

My wife and I were on an organized tour of New Zealand. We stopped in Oamaru for a break and to get some lunch. We walked around and found this restaurant on the waterfront. I got a Chicken-Brie-Cranberry Panini and a Lemon-Passion Fruit Tart to...go. I enjoyed the food back on the bus as we continued our tour.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Superb food with the best view in Oamaru. Try their Veggie Burger with chips. Delicious! Great coffee too!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

We picked this place simply because of it’s location not expecting to have such a delicious lunch. We ate the blue cod tacos, which were delicious, followed by a shared piece of the super yummy (massive) carrot cake. All this was washed down by excellent...flat whites. To top off all the great food we sat in the side extension with a killer view of the harbour. Well done The Galley!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

A nice selection of food to choose from and a spectacular harbour view from many of the windows. Reasonable wait time for food which was tasty. Service is debatable. One waitress was bubbly but the younger lady just didnt want to be there and was...quite surely, bordering on rude with customers.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Galley

  • Yes, The Galley offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Galley offers delivery services.

  • The Galley is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4