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Makarora Country Cafe

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State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8207
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good40%
  • Average27%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible14%
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“pie” (6 reviews)
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Contemporary
State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of a very bleak cold winters day, how delightful it was for a couple of aged pensioners to find such a welcome. Everything served with friendly smiles and Greetings.A highlight of our 3000 kms trip around the South Island. Replete and happy...More

Thank Pauline T
Reviewed 26 May 2018

DO NOT stop here. The food was overpriced and stale and the owners are the rudest people ever. Not only to the customers but also to the staff, especially the man. Do not waste your money or time when you can drive a little further...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This place is really in the middle of nowhere but a welcome spot nonetheless. We were on tour and so had limited time so just had carrot cake (excellent) and tea to tied us over

Thank Jodian
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Decided we should stop while we had opportunity and were somewhat surprised - food was better than we thought and staff was not as friendly as you might expect. Not exactly helpful to our group in the ordering process which is unfortunate since a smile...More

Thank Wanderlust34212
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We visited this café whilst in transit on our tour. Very good grub Very good service and organisation. They managed our 48 person group superbly Value for money

Thank Smudger160
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Always something nice and simple to eat here. Tasty. Today a cheese and onion toastie and a mocha. Staff friendly as usual. Took a friend on a motorbike ride. What a great country to motorcycle in.

Thank Voodles
Reviewed 13 March 2018

When we stayed in Makarora the options for food was not so many, and therefore our expectations on the café wasn't to high. We ate here two evenings, and the first day we had the buffé. All of the dishes tasted really good and there...More

Thank keda001
Reviewed 13 March 2018

My husband considers himself a pie connoisseur and I consider myself a bit of a coffee connoissuer. We have to say this place does the best of both. We did find it more difficult in the South Island than the North Island of NZ to...More

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 2 March 2018

While staying in Makarora for the night we stopped by the Cafe for our dinner on recommendation of our hosts Rick and Kenna. The cafe is a typical meeting place of the local and of the many tourists on their way between Wanaka and the...More

Thank 8623PaulineS
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Slightly more costly than most New Zealand cafes (captive audience because it's in the middle of nowhere probably) but ok nevertheless.

Thank David S
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6 March 2017|
Response from Voodles | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Contemporary
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 8207
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