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Central Cafe and Grill

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
+64 3-693 9770
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, Diner, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place would have to do the best burgers around! The staff here are always so polite and the service is awesome. Juicy Lucy burger, mac n cheese bites and chicken tenders are all cooked to perfection. Highly recommend calling in here for a bite.

Thank BridgetF260
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest, I had a hankering for a burger anyway, so the job was half done. The icing on the cake though was the single best burger I have had in a long time. I had a half-pound "Gunslinger" which featured all I love...More

Thank 3simont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great burger. Great service. Great coffee. My children loved their meals. EAT HERE. Lovely place to stop for a meal

Thank Tommy H
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Had the breakfast Burrito, which was pretty good, but the sheer amount of cheese and protein defeated me a little. The coffee was excellent and the place has a cheerful ambience that bounces along to a retro-disco soundtrack - a pleasant, fun place for breakfast.

Thank MobileKiwi
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I’ve read about them, I’ve seen them on TV shows and in movies, now I know why they are so enjoyed, I tried the chimichangas here and they are delicious! The staff are friendly, the premises are clean and looked after. Every wall and ceiling...More

Thank SmileyN21
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Best burger I have ever had! Bar none I’ll be going back soon for sure And the kids meals were good tooo not a single complaint from our table.

Thank Karl D
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We called in on our way back from Timaru and were hungry. My wife ordered the soup and I ordered the blue cod. The soup had a skin on it as if it had been sitting around for some time, and she burned her mouth...More

Thank eatffever
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Known for the massive 2kg Gotham Burger, this little cafe is a hidden treasure trove of delicious foods! All of it is beautifully priced and tastes amazing! The Gourmet Burgers are amazing and definitely my top recommended lunch/dinner choice if your in the mood to...More

Thank Pandafitravels
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The best restaurant we have eaten in New Zeland. We are from Brazil and we have been traveling for 14 days and still 5 days to return and by far this restaurant was the best. The food and the people who works there are just...More

Thank hamudifares
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The Spanish burrito is the takeaway breakfast of champions- Scrambled eggs, chorizo sausage, cheese, potato hash and salsa - all in a wrap so you can eat it one handed. Blimmin amazing! -The service, staff and coffee are great too. - Save time by calling...More

Thank AlastairT75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Geraldine
  • Phone Number: +64 3-693 9770
Warm and inviting with full flavored food, desserts, smoothies, organic coffee, sharable starters, gourmet burgers and sandwiches with plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options. Using as much local produce as possible and using ethically farmed protein over 90% of our menu.
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