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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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 November 2017

I just say - anytime! The place for great food, friendly service in Turangi. Our favourite Turangi cafe. Actually, the only cafe we go to in Turangi.

Thank ylvamaxwell
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and coffee in a cafe within a tackle shop. It’s off the main road so you have to do a little exploring to find it. It’s worthwhile though. I had a flat white and the Parmesan crusted chicken schnitzel toasted sandwich with tomato,...More

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A real treat of a discovery. Hidden at the back of a jolly fishing shop, we encountered two wonderfully lighthearted staff who made us feel welcome and happy to be there. The counter food was lovely and although it’s a small place there was a...More

Thank zuchinibee
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Small but cozy with amazing coffee, food and service - a definite must visit you won't regret it! Awesome bacon and scrambled eggs with very deceptive portions much more food than it looks and perfectly cooked. Simple menu and great tasting cabinet food which is...More

1  Thank Kiwis24
Reviewed 19 October 2017

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 14 October 2017

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 5 October 2017 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 4 October 2017

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 October 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - 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
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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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