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$5 - $13
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

We had lunch at the cafe. Toasted sandwiches (chicken, Brie and cranberry) and coffee. All excellent. Friendly service, great food.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Cute little cafe stop at the back of a tackle shop! Delicious food and such friendly service. Little on the expensive side but I guess it’s in the middle of nowhere. Funky tunes too! Thanks team!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023 via mobile

Just wanted a quick easy lunch, settled on a toasted sandwich & coffee. The toasted sandwich was average ( way too much cranberry sauce) as was the coffee. Bit expensive for what it was.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

Great cafe, excellent coffee and service. Unfortunately the music over scratchy speakers in such a small space made us bolt our coffee and leave.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

If I could leave 6 starts I would!! A diamond in the middle of nowhere. Went there for breakfast, the staff is amazing! So friendly. The place is very cozy. Good food as well. I especially appreciated the fact that they gave us the remaining...warm chocolate milk that they used for our mochaccinos so that it wouldn’t go to waste.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023 via mobile

Great spot to zip off the main road and grab a coffee and a bite to eat. Been here plenty of times and all the times the coffee, food and service have been excellent. Absolutely worth the few minutes diversion for a break on your...next journey.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023 via mobile

Spending a week fishing in the area so wanted a tackle shop and a good guide. Can’t have found a more perfect duo! Jason is a true pro’. Generous, great sense of humour and the patience of a saint to handle a dry fly chalkstream...fisherman who has never seen a sight indicator or a wild 5lb rainbow! Was shown the best places and advised on the best tackle. Cheers Jason I’ll be back for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023

It was a difficult decision, trying to decide what to purchase from the cabinet. I got something savoury and something sweet. Both were superb, and I would happily return to try more of their selection.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

Coffee and Food Excellent, great selection; friendly staff! Fishing Steve is brilliant! Over our many visits he provides honest accurate help . A good selection of fly fishing gear.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2023

Great little tackle and coffee shop. Perfect for a cuppa and stocking up on some gear! Coffees were excellent and we bought some flies. Owner is a great fellow.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022 via mobile

we stayed in the Creel Motel right next door, so dropped by for a quick bite. good selection of Cafe food. it was a bit slow though

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2022 via mobile

Stopped in on the journey south. The cafe was busy but the staff were really pleasant and welcoming, the premises were clean, and the cabinet food looked really appetising. The coffee was excellent, the meals modest but modestly priced so good value. But what struck...me was the quality of the food. I’ve had worse at inner city cafes in the main centres. We’ll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

Delicious baked goods, we tried caramel slice, savoury brioche and cinnamon brioche! Chicken pie and mushroom filo very tasty too. Junior wait staff working on their skills, but when our coffees were delivered to the wrong table, we were given a dessert slice to share...in apology 😊. Nice quiet location away from town centre.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch here - friendly service and superb coffee expertly done (thermometer check and everything). Hot food was delicious, as was the warm brownie with cream. Would highly recommend a lunch stop here.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022 via mobile

Service was fantastic and food delicious, we ordered a meal with avocado which came a little after the others. Chef came out to apologise for the delay and explained that the Avos were not ripe and somebody went to get some good ones. Kept us...up to date and well worth the wait. Will certainly go back for another mealMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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The creel tackle house is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5