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Creel Tackle House & Cafe Restaurant

) #1 of 17 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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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 30 April 2017

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 27 April 2017 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 26 April 2017

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 24 April 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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