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Creel Tackle House & Cafe Restaurant

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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot with a point of difference having the tackle shop in the entrance. Great for people passing through wanting to have a look at trout fishing gear. Pastry is all made in house and the food is great. Coffee is just as good!...More

Thank logannz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Call into this cafe after hearing about it from friends, we were told we might have to wait for the coffee's to be delivered - they weren't wrong. The setting is great, the food looked good and what we brought was very nice, after waiting...More

Thank Chepstow27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute cafe with relaxed staff, great service and awesome coffee! We've dropped by twice after walks along the Tongariro River and have enjoyed the sunshine out front amongst other happy customers and their dogs. Children have acorn 'fights' under the oak trees and anglers tell...More

Thank RosRobertson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast and a lunch at this cafe. The food was great and the coffee very good. The service friendly and efficient.

Thank marielister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely staff beautiful food made on premises , my only comment is this place needs to tend as it is so popular it's often full and bursting at the seams,

Thank 743catherine
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Staff very friendly cakes and coffee very nice. This cafe is part of a tackle shop for all your needs for the big catch (Trout I mean) This area is famous for the keen angler . We visited in April not crowded at all and...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Brioche, chicken leek and bacon pie with an almond croissant to top it off! What an unexpected surprise.

Thank jandrkiwi
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I can't imagine how you'd find this place unless you were staying nearby like we were. It was a pleasant surprise to have good coffee and great food in Turangi, which is normally the domain of Burger King and Fish&Chips.

Thank beng695
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The home made tarts etc., were out of this world. I was sad to finish them. Great coffee as well, cannot recommend this cafe more.

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Great experience, enjoyed the food and coffee. Very friendly staff and good value. Will definitely be going back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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
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.