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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll 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 21 January 2015

This little gem is not to be missed. We love taking visitors here. Great food and coffee set away from the town centre in older part of town close to the River. WE highly recommend this place.

Thank Clint52Turangi
Reviewed 28 December 2014

A MUST visit cafe if your in or passing through Turangi. Its located a short walk or drive just across the hwy from the main village and it's well worth the time to get there. There's loads of parking on the street right out front...More

Thank DAllen386
Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

I love finding little out of the way unexpected places like this. Great coffee and beautiful French pastries - the almond croissants are bliss. A quirky and genuine feel. Love it! Looking for a stop on your travels or somewhere while in turangi creel creek...More

1  Thank JB_NZ
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Great coffee and French pasteries. Friendly homely service. Inviting interior and warm atmosphere. See you again in a few days!!

Thank PJB990
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Creel Cafe is attached to the Creel Lodge which makes it very handy if you stay at the lodge (which we did). No breakfasts available but they do a really good coffee and great baked goods like muffins, friands and cookies. Would recommend this as...More

Thank TonyL_Brisbane
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Well who would have thought you would go to a fishing tackle shop for great coffee and food. Well the Creel Tackle House and café is unbelievably good. Set at the back of the shop the people running the café are friendly and certainly know...More

Thank elias501
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Tucked away behind the Creel Fishing store is where you'll find the Worlds Best Almond Croissants and an array of superb cabinet food (baking), Treat yourself and visit the Creel Cafe.

1  Thank Luke B
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We had a wonderful lunch at the café today. Had trouble choosing food as all looked so nice. Very friendly owners and staff.

Thank Hawean
Reviewed 30 August 2014

small but perfectly formed try this little café in the back of the fishing gear shop - coffee is excellent and the cashew/date ball was so yummy. Friendly staff..we went there every day on a recent holiday in the area. Best coffee of the whole...More

Thank Wahine1965
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

A great little place for brunch. Portions are smallish, but so is the price, stunning taste and presentation. Coffee great and very friendly staff.

Thank Lambton71
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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
  • 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.

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