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Cafe
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Breakfast, Lunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

We stopped off here on way to Hanmer springs, to get the children an icecream 🍦 great service, good size icecreams. Alot of flavors to choose from , i got a thick shake and it was also great

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023

Lovely staff, delicious food and good clean premises. Hot coffees which was great and it was a quick service 10 out of 10 recommend

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

Very run down shoddy place inside and out. Food was very average at best, you could make better at home easily. Wouldn't recommend and won't be going back.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

Stopped for morning tea - discovered they had cheese rolls which we had missed since coming north from Southland. Small but tasty - my sister in law went back for a second one. Tea and coffee were all hot (so often they're only lukewarm) and...the lady behind the counter was pleasant. We obviously beat a rush as the place was pretty full of truck drivers and workmen looking for a snack when we left. Worth a visitMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 7 April 2021 via mobile

Not much of a selection of cabinet food. Very basic food. Unfortunately never seems fresh. Needs a bit of love to the place.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2020

stopped there on way from chch to nelson.had marvellous all day breakfast, very large portions, hubby and I took home doggy bags! Very friendly staff, clean loos, top marks, Luna went the extra mile when I left my handbag behind by contacting folk on my...cellph! Definitely well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 13 July 2020 via mobile

Used to be a great wee place, packed with people. We were the only customers. That should have warned us. I had fish meal which server couldn't even find on the menu. $17 for two supermarket pieces of frozen fish, chips and a lumpy green...salad with questionable dressing. Not even sauce offered - tomato or tartare. No lemon. Extraordinary price for very ordinary food.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

It looked like they were tidying up at 4pm and it was empty. I asked if they were open and they said yes. Oddly we then stood at the counter for a couple of minutes before they asked us for our order! However, the tea...and coffee $7.50 were good. After we went in there were lots more people who came in. I think this is the only coffee shop between Kaikoura and Amberley.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped over for a quick bite and coffee at Culverden tearooms while we were driving from Kaikoura to Christchurch. What was good? The location is great and the service was good as well. In the food, the eggs and bacon were fresh and brilliant....Nicely run and clean place. What didn’t work? The coffee was a little underwhelming and the less said about the panini, the better. It wasn’t good at all. Would I stop over here again if I was driving through? Probably not.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Chocolate dipped scoop ice cream known by some in NZ as a “Brown Derby” use to be readily available in corner stores and dairies in days gone by but are now hard to find - the good news is Culverden Tea Rooms has them -...yummy treat and worth stopping here for. They also sell a variety of hot food, meals and drinks. Lovely polite staff.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is a typical NZ roadside café. It's a 1960's dream really - formica tables, nice cup of tea and Sammy. Get your onboard snacks replenished. But they'll also do you a meal from their blackboard menus. It's a busy little place on the northbound...side of the road. There are nice clean loos, a sunny deck and the daily papers. Nice work, Culverden.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Really great to find this tearooms Open over the Easter break. Had a coffee and a pie. Really busy but friendly staff.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here as I was passing through, great place to have lunch or get a snack. They also accept credit card which is handy for business travellers

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

popped in on the way to hanmer springs. very clean shop, lovely friendly folks. great range of food. excellent coffee

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Stopped here to try and get a late lunch after an unfortunate experience with Murchision cafe. I probably shouldnt have, but as it was a long trip and I was starving, I chose from the cabinet a slice of plastic wrapped quiche. It was cold,...soggy pastry and stodgy filling. I would not stop here again at this time of the day, mid/late afternoon.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Culverden Tearooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4