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Creel Tackle House & Cafe

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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 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 1 week ago

As my title suggests, this sweet little café could be the best kept secret in the central North Island - it's certainly the coffee and food jewel of Turangi! Creel café has a rustic, homely, warm ambience with lovely music, great service and a wonderful...More

Thank ShardulNZ
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Nice food but expensive. Beautiful spot and dog friendly. Nice shopping too for women as well as blokes.

Thank timch187
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Just right next door to Creel Lodge, this has plenty of variety and your food is prepared onthe psot served up directly. Lovely , friendly service. A great start to the day.

Thank jonathan523
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Staying recently in Turangi, we decided to look up recommendations for the best coffee in town and, as a result, headed to the Creel Cafe, a tiny place away from the main part of town, which we had never come across before. It's very small,...More

Thank MRS565
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Nice atmosphere in quaint little fishing store/café. Excellent coffee. Croissant was delicious and ginger crunch the best I've ever tasted, but small. Quite expensive for what you get, but it's all home-made, including the pastry. Great service.

Thank 1BlossomCottage
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We did a quick pit stop here before carrying onto the National Park. Coffee, slice and sausage roll were all very good and we'd definitely return in the future! Decor is cosy and eclectic!

1  Thank chick-pea-222
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Counter food which is quite inspirational is what Creal is about, from the French owner. There is a limited lunch selection, but you will not be disappointed. And some other local goodies for sale too

Thank miles52
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Early Feb the weather blew in so decided to visit all the tackle shops and cafes. I had heard about the amazing food here and was not disappointed. Coffee also excellent. We had the almond croissants, delicious. Love the view to the trees.

Thank 983ElaineH
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The best muesli ever since we are traveling in NZ! Really good Black Doris Plums, worth a try! The scrambled eggs were as tasty as it looked on the plate! The cafe is within a fishing store, really cosy! We loved it!

Thank Daria S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Several friend had recommended we have breakfast at the Creel Cafe and it didn't disappoint. I didn't want bacon with my scrambled eggs, so they just took the bacon off and reduced the price. They didn't have any HP sauce to meet my tragic English...More

Thank pmt1
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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