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Creel Tackle House & Cafe Restaurant

) #1 of 18 Restaurants in Turangi $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
189 Taupahi Road | Coming From Wellington Turn Right, From Auckland Turn Left As You Approach Turangi Onto Taupahi Rd, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 7929
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
189 Taupahi Road | Coming From Wellington Turn Right, From Auckland Turn Left As You Approach Turangi Onto Taupahi Rd, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local suggested we come here for lunch. Off the beaten track and the outside looks very unassuming. You have to walk through the fishing shop to the cafe at the rear which is very small. Once there the eyes are just boggling at the...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee, food and service was absolutely superb! Little gem out in the middle of nowhere. We were there for breakfast and were delightfully surprised! Highly recommended!

Thank merc859
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quaint cafe full of fly fishing gear with expertise in both coffee and fishing. Lovely food to tempt the taste bud, even if your are not hungry

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in yesterday with two friends after a brief visit 3 months ago. You won't be disappointed. Beautifully prepared upmarket food made with love and flair. Give it a go when you are next in Turangi. The little gift shop attached also have some fine...More

Thank britgreekkiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken pie is the best I have ever tasted. Pastry Devine and filling just as good. Don't miss the best coffee in the central north island. As goof as Melbourne in the trout fishing capital of the world.

Thank ianblackman2017
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We visited for brunch Queens Birthday weekend with another couple. Quite a small cafe attached to the tackle and gift shop, myself and my friend had the Croque Monsieur which was very filling, and the guys had bacon and scrambled eggs which was also good,...More

Thank Peejay3
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast on our way to Rotarua. Can highly recommend the Macadamia Muesli with yoghurt a d plums! A unique breakfast experience! Worth a visit!

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

We heard about this cafe from friends at home in Auckland, so after staying the night in Taupo, we drove to Turangi for breakfast. The coffee was fantastic, my Brioche French toast was really lovely, and Richards Scrambled Egg with rolled Bacon that looked like...More

Thank wendyleegreen
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was a recommendation from the people running the Kaimanawa Lodge. It was great. Hot tasty coffee first we have had in 12 days of travelling around NZ. They also and yummy rocky road slice. It is very quaint coffee shop behind a tackle shop...More

Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The food and coffee here is amazing. It's a quiet little cafe behind the tackle shop but well worth seeking out. If you haven't tried it yet, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Blair R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Taupahi Road | Coming From Wellington Turn Right, From Auckland Turn Left As You Approach Turangi Onto Taupahi Rd, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 7929
  • E-mail
Description
New Zealands oldest Tackle Shop adjacent to the famous Tongariro River (trout)with a recently added Cafe, with a fly fishing theme, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, all produce is made on sight fresh daily.(Cooked breakfast weekends) Espresso Coffee, loose leaf teas, organic and natural drinks, takeout lunches. Of course a full range of fly fishing tackle, flies and licences. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND DECEMBER 26TH AND NEW YEARS DAY
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