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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
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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

After a hike along the Tongariro River I came to have a late lunch in the Creek Tackle House & Cafe. I had a Burger and a local Coca Cola. Both were fine and tasty. The staff was very friendly. It is a small place...More

Thank G1923JTpeterm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely spot recently for lunch. It was a little tricky to find but worth it! We had a lovely fresh, tasty lunch. I will definitely be back when we are over that way. Highly recommend! Thanks for the great service

Thank Tayla S
Creel2014, Owner at Creel Tackle House & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You are very welcome, thankyou for visiting

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The coffee was excellent. I had a date slice which was a little crumbly but still delicious. I'll come back there again.

Thank Hawean
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The cafe is an adjunct to a small angling shop, so whether you are there for one of them the other will be of interest. The cafe is small but welcoming and not only does it do great coffee but also superb food.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A lot of times reviews overcall a place however Creel tackle cafe is spot on. All homemade, food was great in unique environment within creel tackle shop.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A delightful little cafe ,beautiful food and in a cozy quiet location .Well worth the effort to go looking for it . The friendly bubbly staff make the experience twice as nice . Can not praise the food enough ,all baked on site on the...More

Thank Francis R
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The food is prepared and cooked fresh on the premises every day, it’s interesting, it’s delicious and is beautifully presented. They make cabinet changes throughout the season so favourites things may disappear to make room for new ones. Great coffee, delicious teas and very friendly...More

Thank Louiserewa
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot very cosy lots of fresh Food but a very limited breakfast menu clean and tidy Great coffee would prefer to go back to this place for lunch as the food in the cabinet looked amazing Great little find a place with plenty of...More

Thank thistledoons
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in this place twice during our short stay in Turangi, once for lunch and once for morning tea. Had great coffee both times, and the food/sweets were also delicious. Love how everything is very homemade!

Thank Emily W
Creel2014, Owner at Creel Tackle House & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you Emily, glad you enjoyed it, Grant, owner

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful cozy place to stop for a meal or coffee. Our coffees were amazing, and the pastries we had were absolutely delicious. Especially the cinnamon raisin bagel with homemade raspberry jam. Everything is made in their little kitchen, and the place smelt divine. Good selection...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, Local cuisine, Kids
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. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND DECEMBER 26TH AND NEW YEARS DAY
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