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Set in an historic cottage in Arrowtown with a lovely garden area, Provisions cafe is fully licensed, serves great coffee and offers a seasonal menu, cabinet food and baking. Open for breakfast, lunch & afternoon drinks and snacks
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this gem, beautiful quiet location which was so relaxing sitting outside. Had the Pea and Mint Fritters and they were simply delicious and quite a surprise with how they were plated. Also had the Chilli Scrambled Eggs which were such a taste sensation...and also presented so beautifully. Both foodies and these dishes were up there in taste, portion size and value. Staff friendly and welcoming..More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Daylight savings ended a couple of nights ago so we were up early. The gates were open, signs out and staff at counter so we went in and were strictly told “we dont open til 8am”. Why does a cafe have signs out, gates open...and tables set at 7.30am if customers arent welcome. We did come back the next day after 8am and it seems locals and regulars welcome but we got blunt reception. No smile or welcome. Asked for cheese, spinach, tomato scones and when we got to our accommodation they had just given us a cheese. Wouldnt go back as two visit and two bad experiences.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

This is the best and most consistent cafe I have been to in Otago Service is always on point and food and coffee exceptional The curly fries with truffle are a winner as is the good old go to cheese rolls Never fails to deliver

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

Awesome coffee.. best scones for a long long time.. crispy on outside and light and fluffy inside!! And the croissant was fresh and devoured by my grand daughter!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Cafe was set in the most beautiful gardens and fruit trees and was lovely sitting outside on a perfect day. There was a little bit of a wait on the food (and to order) but we were not in a rush and we’re catching up...with old friends so was a great excuse for more quality time and to earn our appetites! We had the iki mata (think South Pacific ceviche with coconut milk) which yes was a little expensive but absolutely delicious. My friend had the chilli eggs which looked yum and other the smoothie bowl (which was nice but wasn’t quite enough food for her). I had major envy of the person next to me that had the fried chicken as we were leaving- it looked amazing. In short- it’s not dirt cheap and you might wait a bit but if you’ve got time up your sleeve and want to enjoy a nice meal in a beautiful setting in a cool old historic gold rush town then this is the place for you. We chose this place based on its reviews and were very happyMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

What a gem of a place, a short walk from the main town centre. It was a bright sunny day, we sat outside where a lot of seating choice was on offer. The staff were attentive without being obtrusive. Service was quick and friendly. The...food.. oh wow just wonderful. We were with our son and his partner who had flown in from Scotland. Their experience at Provisions was reminisced for the remainder of their holiday with us. They go out for Saturday breakfast most weeks around Edinburgh and the surrounds and they said they couldn't remember having a better breakfast!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Good food but service was quite terrible but what do you expect during the holiday season; we had been twice before and it was amazing so this was surprisingly disappointing

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Overpriced!! Asked for one coffee (6/10) & 2 cheese rolls (5/10) to go = $25:11c - seriously !! If someone asks for a couple of cheese rolls to go - you shouldn’t automatically charge for 3 + relish + 4 lettuce leaves - perhaps tell...customers that is the deal firstMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Ridiculously expensive for breakfast… eggs Benedict at $35 which is $23 elsewhere. Nice food , good staff, good location …. Pricing is completely out of touch with reality….. maybe indicative of the wider Arrowtown market, but I don’t think so. Be prepared to pay far...too much for what you get.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Beautiful food in a lovely peaceful setting attended to by Benny who was attentive and helpful re choices of food and drink available. All four mains were a joy to behold. I had the belly pork which was amazing. Food was reasonably priced (in comparison...to UK). Would also recommend the IPA drink brewed locally. Happy to recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

A definite must go when you're in arrowtown. Food is amazing- fresh, innovative and thoughtful. Such an vibrant menu it's hard to decide what to select....all so good! Location is stunning and so pretty and welcoming. Staff friendly and attentive. Provisions you're a gem!! Xx

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Our group of 8 thoroughly enjoyed our brunch and coffee. Staff wonderful! And the menu was amazing!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here. Quite a limited menu but everything we had was good. Nice garden to sit out in if it’s good weather. Staff were all friendly.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

very expensive for a coffe and scone.. Coffee was a 6 out of 10.. not sure how trained barista is but my best coffee in 3 months was at Clyde deli... Difficult place to sit..(it says you have to wait to be seated..) I felt...like intruding because I sat on a small table without being told.. Life is too short...theres are better coffeees in ArrowtownMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

We've had not one but two absolutely delicous meals at Provisions of Arrowtown ... cannot recommend highly enough! Pork belly with broccollini was just devine ... salmon also delicous! Top notch cooking and very obliging waiting staff, gorgeous garden setting with spring blossom ... we'll...be back in April ... I can't wait!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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PROVISIONS OF ARROWTOWN CAFE - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Provisions of Arrowtown Cafe offers takeaway services.

Provisions of Arrowtown Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5