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Creel Tackle House & Cafe Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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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
08:00 - 17:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staff very friendly cakes and coffee very nice. This cafe is part of a tackle shop for all your needs for the big catch (Trout I mean) This area is famous for the keen angler . We visited in April not crowded at all and plenty of room to fish.

Thank Ray D
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brioche, chicken leek and bacon pie with an almond croissant to top it off! What an unexpected surprise.

Thank jandrkiwi
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't imagine how you'd find this place unless you were staying nearby like we were. It was a pleasant surprise to have good coffee and great food in Turangi, which is normally the domain of Burger King and Fish&Chips.

Thank beng695
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home made tarts etc., were out of this world. I was sad to finish them. Great coffee as well, cannot recommend this cafe more.

Thank Susan W
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience, enjoyed the food and coffee. Very friendly staff and good value. Will definitely be going back.

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

man at shop very negative regarding crossing in front of foreigners too! It was while we were waiting to be picked up . very discouraging!

Thank hangiumm
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Creel Cafe--great food and very cute place. Fresh baked pies were delicious! Tackle shop was fun to explore.

Thank S4399FRlaurae
te awamutu
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tiny cafe of four tables at the back of a fishing gear shop. 3 breakfast options and 1 lunch on the blackboard, plus about 10 mains and 5 slices in the cabinet. delicious home pastry on the pies and sausage roll, deliciously tart plum-tart, nice almond croissant. reheated slowly instead of in a microwave, thus nice pastry, well done! a... More 

Thank kathy a
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch & coffee in what must be Turangi's Best Kept Secret. We were just so lucky to met a local that told us about "Creel". The coffee & lunch were "First Class". Everything is made on the premises & would recommend the Cafe 100% in it's a very walk from town-189 Taupahi Road.

Thank BJR2013129
Saint Louis
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

worth stopping in if in the area but not worth going out of your way. Had a delicious hamburger. Affordable and cute place, best for a quick lunch

Thank Andrew K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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
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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