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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. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND DECEMBER 26TH AND NEW YEARS DAY
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$9
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 16 November 2020

We just happened upon this cafe. Staying along the road and we were out for a walk. It is delightful. Excellent coffee and yummy Gingerbread, the best I have ever tasted 😁 we will be back later in the week. Can thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Great for coffee and a light lunch. We had excellent coffees, pie, almond croissant and toasted sandwich. Friendly service.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 10 November 2020

We had a great breakfast there An excellent choice of food, very fresh and tasty, friendly staff and a good service - it's everything you need for a good start of your day :)

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

What a lovely spot. Fishing shop and cafe. Great service really friendly staff and super food. We will be back.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 28 October 2020

A short stroll from our favourite accommodation at Kaimanawa, this is a small cafe/come fishing tackle shop with great coffee and good cakes. Totally relaxing and close to the lovely Turangi river walk so a good start or end to a pleasant meander through some...lovely countryside.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020

Great service and amazing food every time and a good range of food. Coffee always good. Staff always bubbly and happy.

Date of visit: July 2020
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CreelTackle, Owner at Creel Tackle House & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Thank you for your comments

Reviewed 17 September 2020

It's a bustling cafe with fabulous food and friendly staff. This is Maori Language Week and when I ordered coffee in te reo Maori (an official language of Aotearoa NZ of course) I realised that the North American staff member didn't understand, so I offered...to write up a list of some common drinks (coffee, tea, etc) and she seemed keen. I didn't have a printer so I wrote them out and gave them to her, with the appropriate reference. But today I checked and the same wait staff member said the owner had taken it away to look at it. It's already Thursday so it looks like the week will be over without any recognition of our cultural treasure, te reo Maori.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Creel2014, Owner at Creel Tackle House & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2020

Thank you for your comments, i did take it away and look at it, as you said we are a very busy cafe . We would not have had time to explain to customers. I am to long in the tooth to learn another language...More

Reviewed 14 September 2020

Great Coffee, love the sandwiches, quiches and deserts. Always a pleasure to go. We go out often and I have to say this is by far the best barista made coffee in the area.

Date of visit: September 2020
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CreelTackle, General Manager at Creel Tackle House & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

thank you Jason

Reviewed 14 September 2020

My wife and I decided to go and visit Turangi and go to the Creel Cafe as we have heard such nice things about the actual cafe and its food. The Cafe certainly lives up to what customers say, the front shop is for trout...anglers gear for fishing and at the rear is the cafe (same building), the food cabinet had different lovely homemade pies, etc all looked yummy, on the menu board there was a selection of soups. Around the walls are marmalade and pickles you can purchase adding to the cottagey enviroment.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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CreelTackle, Owner at Creel Tackle House & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Thank you very happy you enjoyed our Cafe

Reviewed 1 August 2020

Finally managed to get along to this place after many visits to the area. I very rarely write reviews, however this was one of the best coffees (flat white) I’ve had in a long time, highly recommend for any coffee snob.

Date of visit: August 2020
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CreelTackle, Owner at Creel Tackle House & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2020

Thank you appreciate your comments, and for visiting us.

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