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The Galley

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1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 0475
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (22 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
“eggs bene” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

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).

Thank ivyyaker32
Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank edward62580000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit overpriced, staff could smile a bit more. Often no vegan options and vegetarian options are the same as everywhere else.

Thank nicepiggy02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast selection especially the veg breakout and a wonderful view of the steam punk playground and the wild waves over the breakwater.

Thank GMTK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had our breakfast here while on a road trip from Christchurch. Good food and coffee topped with beautiful views since the cafe is right on the waterfront. One of the best places in Oamaru to have a meal.

Thank DParreno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meals we had were very good and the location of the cafe on Oamaru Harbour made it a very enjoyable place to have breakfast. My coeliac partner was able to have a great meal also

Thank jamessV7372TF
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We sat outside with our coffees and watched what was happening on the harbour. You can sit inside if you want.

Thank TheSnakebite
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Lovely spot, even on a wet, rainy day. Cosy and busy all day. We were there for 2 hours and it was full the whole time. Excellent food and service.

Thank jaydub0931
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot with a nice outlook. Food very nice and service excellent. Very little waiting time. Would recommend.

Thank gaz2802
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The location is great, the design is very Oamaru and the food was delicious. A little noisy inside. One of the best places we found to eat in town.

Thank Pepparmynta
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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
Child-friendly, View, 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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