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#17 of 25 Cafe in Wanaka
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Cafe, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The coffee, ice coffee and hot chocolate were terrible and completely over priced. The hot chocolate tasted like warm condensed milk. The ice coffee was undrinkable and the coffee was a cup of foam with sugar on top of the foam.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and toilet break. A very clean friendly cafe with lots of good food choices - highly recommend. Great staff

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

What a wonderful spot! Understated relaxed, quiet camping/caravan spot with great bathroom facilities. Dog friendly (which is always our first criteria) Wonderful breakfast in a characterful dining room, near a roaring fire. Friendly owners. My partner left his favourite jacket behind in the dining room,...-we hadn't noticed, but they contacted us and posted it back home for us as soon as they were going to townMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

Friendly cafe with lots of interesting displays Home cooked food very tasty Milkshakes were a good size and warm cheese scones a must!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023

What a great place ! Well prepared and competent to cater for bus loads of tourists Hundreds of Number plates and interesting items on display and souvenirs for sale. Petrol & diesel for sale too Beautiful gardens and plenty of tables inside and outside for...those wishing to purchase very reasonably priced mealsMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023

Chef had gone awol so it was understanable that things were a bit stretched but the fish and chips was awful. It appeared a slab of frozen battered cod had been deep fried until overcooked. No taste. Other diners had two slabs, we only got...one each, go figure.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022

My pre-school grandson left his much beloved stuffed animal at the cafe. It's hard to exaggerate the importance of this toy to him. A few days later - his mum remembered that perhaps the stuffed toy had been left at Makaroa; she phoned them and...they were so incredibly helpful. The stuffed toy was not immediately found - but they persisted and found him. And will be posting him home at their own expense. Amazing!! We are so grateful for the effort and time they put into this at such a busy time of the year for them. Thank you!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

This place is a gem. It is so well presented, warm and friendly and the place is just loaded with all kinds of interesting memorabilia. The menu is extensive and of the highest quality. It is so good! Annette was a warm and engaging host...and treated us to great Kiwi hospitality. Oh, and did I mention the views!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022 via mobile

The staff were so friendly, great service, awesome environment, food was top knotch and nothing was a bother, true customer service

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

Excellent coffee, the best cooked breakfast I've had EVER, and very welcoming owners. An open fire on a cold wet day was very homely. All this whilst my car charged up.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 22 April 2022

This Cafe is a treasure. Great homemade food, excellent service, good camping facilities, friendly hosts and what a setting! Big ticks all round from us!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 14 April 2022

We dropped in here on a visit to Makarora which was a really good idea. Delicious homemade food and friendly service. We live in Central Otago and it was refreshing to go to an owner run cafe where the people are committed to good food...and being nice to their customers too. Food highlight was a freshly made egg sandwich.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022

This place was amazing. Best coffee we’ve had in 3 months in the South Island. Great food. Parked our motor home there and the owners sorted us out on many requests. We’ll be back for sure!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022 via mobile

Annette was on her day off when 16 hungry and thirsty cyclists descended off Haast Pass. Annette didn’t hesitate and opened up to feed and water us. Best custard squares in the world.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2022

Cool, casual kiwi cafe. Interesting space, kids play box, lots of space inside and good outside tables and rocks for kids to climb on. Great cabinet food selection, icecreams, some menu items (including hot chips!), coffee. I love finding these little gems when we are...on road trips.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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MAKARORA COUNTRY CAFE, Wanaka - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Yes, Makarora Country Cafe offers takeaway services.

Makarora Country Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5