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Creel Tackle House & Cafe Restaurant

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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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 3 days ago

I've stayed at Creel Lodge a couple of times, but hadn't eaten in the cafe before. It's a very cool place, tucked away at the back of the tackle shop onsite. The decor is warm, inviting and rustic, the food (certainly what I had) delicious,...More

Thank K1travellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the Creel Lodge, and though the fishing tackle shop, this was a great little cafe. A tiny kitchen produces some great dishes. Lovely scrambled eggs and bacon for two. Great place to stop for breakfast, grab a sandwich or enjoy a cake

Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

what a lovely rustic venue, good food, great service, must do experience, ask about the history of the creel lodge, tackle house and the cafe

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will love this cafe, compact and cosy with a lovely shop attached, we ate here two mornings in a row as it is the very best food around. Great friendly service and nothing that they cannot do for you.

Thank robyndiane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee is good as are the savouries but very expensive for soggy pastry as heated in microwave... not much filling either. Very Small blackboard menu. Hard to find cafe on side street. Owner I assume on coffee machine not very friendly. He was disgusted at...More

Thank Stormpipes
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious food home made macadamia muesli so nutty, tempting brioche perfectly baked, the hangover pie is amazing. atmosphere, excellent Supreme coffee nom nom nom. Atmospheric French style music. Will be back.

Thank Theresa N
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

A local suggested we come here for lunch. Off the beaten track and the outside looks very unassuming. You have to walk through the fishing shop to the cafe at the rear which is very small. Once there the eyes are just boggling at the...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Coffee, food and service was absolutely superb! Little gem out in the middle of nowhere. We were there for breakfast and were delightfully surprised! Highly recommended!

Thank merc859
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A quaint cafe full of fly fishing gear with expertise in both coffee and fishing. Lovely food to tempt the taste bud, even if your are not hungry

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Popped in yesterday with two friends after a brief visit 3 months ago. You won't be disappointed. Beautifully prepared upmarket food made with love and flair. Give it a go when you are next in Turangi. The little gift shop attached also have some fine...More

Thank britgreekkiwi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - 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
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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
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