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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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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 16 March 2017

Simply scrumptious home cooked food with a great range of drinks on offer. The service is friendly and fast, and it's a lovely ambient place to dine for lunch or breakfast. I took a client there for lunch and the whole meal was perfectly executed...More

Thank dixiemc2015
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We had breakfast here while staying at Creel Lodge and got a sandwich to go for hiking. Wonderful friendly ladies in the kitchen/counter. Excellent food. Limited selection but all fine for such a tiny cafe Highly recommend.

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Lovely people. Good coffee. Good breakfast. Nice location - just a little off the beaten track in Turangi a good stone's throw from the river.

Thank Junofish
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and had their chicken sandwich and an almond croissant. While the sandwich was really good, it was the croissant that stole the show for me. Fluffy while being not overly buttery and their homemade jam filling should be bought by the jar...More

Thank 8yayaelle8
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great place to get good coffee and fabulous food. The homewares were beautiful and the service wonderful. Couldn't be more happy.

Thank Liz N
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped here briefly on our way between fishing pools. Didn't have much - 1 tea, 1 coffee, 1 raspberry and almond shortbread. But what we had was fine. The cakes and tray bake selection had items different from the common fare we keep coming to...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a magical cafe. Would travel many miles to go there. Very clean and tidy. Amazing food and coffee. A must when in turangi. Would highly recommend.

Thank tinalyttle2017
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We were passing through town and looked for a place to have lunch on TripAdvisor; we were happy to discover that we were only a couple of blocks away. What a find. There were so many choices (see photos) and we settled for a great...More

Thank Limor R
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful river! Grant Alley, owner, took me out for two days as a fishing buddy. He does not guide any longer but will take out capable fly fishers. I would have been lost without his knowledge of the river. Grant was good company...More

Thank Barrie E
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Not just a stop for the passing fisherman, and fisher women, to stock up on their essentials but a super cafe as well. Comfortable indoor seating but I like the outside tables for those sunny days. Great food and coffee, just couldn't stretch the $50...More

1  Thank Barry W
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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.

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