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Creel Tackle House & Cafe

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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
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“ciabatta” (3 reviews)
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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 30 March 2015

Such a delightful little place, hidden away in the most unexpected location. Lovely to eat out the front on a peaceful Turangi backroad or in the modest sized cafe seating area inside. Also great to find a cafe that actually has a solid selection of...More

Thank SHCollins
Reviewed 23 March 2015

its just a small cafe--so its not noisy,it has a lot too choose from in the cabinet although there was only two choices of breakfasts on the board but both were yummy,coffee was great and the staff helpful and smiling--always great to see that.

1  Thank peat111
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Family of four visited on a long road trip for a delicious lunch. We all Highly recommend the chorizo burger and the desserts.

1  Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This café is run by the nicest friendliest people, situated in the back of a fishing tackle shop. delicious coffee and homemade cabinet food - cooked breakfast in weekend. Dog friendly with water bowls, tie up points in the front (and doggie treats too).

1  Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We stayed in Turangi last weekend as a group of 10 adults doing the Tongariro Crossing. We asked Debs from Creel Cafe if she could cater for our group and she kindly did the most delicious packed lunch for our tramp and then two superb...More

1  Thank 201kat
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Coffee and food excellent though the range of food is limited and sells out fast. The soups and brioche are great

Thank Joan632
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Great place to have lunch or the COFFEE with cake and will you wait you can browse the tackle shop and pick up some great trout fishing tackle or information about fishing the area

Thank vicbilow
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

We called in on our fishing guide, Ian, who runs the B&B opposite and decided on lunch. Smart move. Fabulous burger with chorizo and jalepinos. Pastries a bit pricey but also excellent. A very good spot for lunch.

Thank Coylum
Reviewed 26 February 2015

As described by previous reviewers - Hidden Gem, Secret Oasis, - says it all. Unfortunately we did not discover this little secret café until 2 days before our holiday was due to finish, but we will be back. Food is superb - Almond Croissant was...More

Thank SistersTrip2010
Reviewed 16 February 2015

And you will come across Creel Cafe...located at the back of the fishing tackle shop...wow! What a surprise. My Auckland friends told me about it long before I got there and all the reviews are correct. Secret oasis in a delightful setting, done beautifully.

1  Thank ToTravel2Live
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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