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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)
Closes in 26 min
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 2 weeks ago

Visit for delicious food, great coffee and a unique Turangi experience. Fantastic fresh baking - the Ginger Loaf is not to be missed!

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Creel Tackle House and Cafe has definitely been a winner for me in many ways from the beautiful food, decorations, location, to the amazing staff. Evie and Nicole, the baristas, make the best Chai Lattes I've ever tasted while the kitchen team is constantly busy...More

Thank Mica E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch options in a friendly cafe - worth going of the main the road to get there if you're passing through. Toasted paninis and vegetable bake both good, made with care. But the gingerbread really is the best ever. Recommend.

Thank Col And Allanah G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I brunched in style trying the yummy, freshly cooked egg and bacon options. Super service, great coffee and we succumbed to purchasing homemade preserves to takeaway.

Thank 340megan
Creel2014, Owner at Creel Tackle House & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Appreciate you coming in.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Stopped off on a drive from Taupo for some brunch. It's a quirky wee place. The cafe is at the back of a fishing store. As well as the menu, they have cabinet food with tempting goodies. We had the eggs and bacon breakfast and...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Every time I visit Creel Tackle the experience just gets better. Not sure if the scrambled eggs and bacon is better than the sausage rolls, or maybe it is the hangover pie. Solution is to go there at least on 3 consecutive days. Coffee is...More

Thank Across-the-ditch
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My husband and I had enjoyed an afternoon of rafting on the beautiful Turangi river with NZ rafting, and we were hungry and tired by the time 7pm ish clocked around. The restaurant was busy so there was a bit of a wait, which was...More

Thank worklifecareer
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This tiny out of the way cafe serves a small range of excellent food and some of the best coffee I’ve ever had travelling away from the main centres in NZ. A special decadent treat is the bacon and brioche french toast they serve for...More

Thank Toheroa
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Light meals and excellent food all baking done on site , Set amongst the tall trees in Taupahi Rd in Turangi. Great place to sit down away from all the noise and just relax

Thank Francis R
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Called in for lunch today and this little cafe was buzzing. My pea and home soup was the best ever. Excellent staff made it even better. A real gem!

Thank vicki h
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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, Child-friendly, 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. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND DECEMBER 26TH AND NEW YEARS DAY
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