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Creel Tackle House & Cafe

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%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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 3 days ago

Co-located with the Creel Lodge tackle shop this warm and friendly café is a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or just a good coffee and snack. Offering a great food in a cozy setting and with friendly staff, what more can one ask for....More

Thank Exaviator
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick stop for lunch right before heading out to fish. Everyone at the Cafe was so friendly and the food hit the spot.

Thank Priya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent breakfast there! Their scrambled eggs are the best I´ve ever had! And excellent coffee.. They also have many options of sweets, pies and sandwiches. And the staff is super nice and friendly!

Thank Natalia N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews wanted to try out combined with walk on tongariro river trail. A little gem of a place. Big ticks for warm welcome. Had this pastry which was light and delicious with caramelised onion portobello mushrooms and cheese. Good coffee that...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in about 2.30pm to have a late lunch & coffee. The staff were super friendly and the cabinet food all looked delicious and tasted yum & homemade. The coffee was good and strong. Our only gripe would be tue price it was quiet...More

Thank clammas
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful couple running the cafe, genuinely interested and nice. The food is hand made and beautiful, lovely atmosphere.

Thank LeleBots
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I just say - anytime! The place for great food, friendly service in Turangi. Our favourite Turangi cafe. Actually, the only cafe we go to in Turangi.

Thank ylvamaxwell
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and coffee in a cafe within a tackle shop. It’s off the main road so you have to do a little exploring to find it. It’s worthwhile though. I had a flat white and the Parmesan crusted chicken schnitzel toasted sandwich with tomato,...More

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A real treat of a discovery. Hidden at the back of a jolly fishing shop, we encountered two wonderfully lighthearted staff who made us feel welcome and happy to be there. The counter food was lovely and although it’s a small place there was a...More

Thank zuchinibee
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Small but cozy with amazing coffee, food and service - a definite must visit you won't regret it! Awesome bacon and scrambled eggs with very deceptive portions much more food than it looks and perfectly cooked. Simple menu and great tasting cabinet food which is...More

Thank Kiwis24
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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.

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