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Central Cafe and Grill

44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
+64 3-693 9770
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't usually write reviews, but had to for this little gem of a cafe, which we spotted on the way down to Dunedin. Came in expecting the same mediocrity from cafes in NZ, but was pleasantly surprised and so satisfied!! Extensive menu, GREAT service,...More

Thank sammiethefoodguru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking passed Central Cafe and as so often I find with small cafes in small towns whilst the menus are fine and yes they do GF bread, I can rarely get more than two options a sandwich or salad, or for breckfast eggs with GF...More

1  Thank TheCoeliacBackpack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and lots of it. The two egg breakfast / brunch is to die for. There is so much of it and the hash-browns are the real deal, not some frozen wedges. The outdoor courtyard is a great place to eat.

Thank Daryl M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling between Queenstown and Christchurch we went through Geraldine a small town with a nice retail district. We stopped for lunch at the Central Cafe and Grill. They had a good variety of food options. I had brats and sauerkraut and my wife had a...More

Thank Ira R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came in here with my family... was not disappointed ! OMG ! yummy 👅 I had the Nachos Grande and my hubby had the steak sandwich... so divine... will definitely be back... great service, great food, great coffee

Thank AnnieDeux
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Went for dinner and breakfast here. Dinner good and plenty of choice. Breakfast excellent - freshly cooked and good quality, large portions - we had the two eggs option and were impressed. Nice little covered courtyard at the back with six tables.

Thank 56WDM
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Dropped in late one night. Extensive American/Burger menu. Gunslinger burger was good. Ribs were succulent if a little sweet. Chill bowl was awesome. Licensed.

Thank Beatshome
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

My husband has been raving about this place and so we stopped here 4 days ago on the way to queenstown and the food was so nice we have stopped in again on our way home from our holiday. Great menu and the burgers are...More

Thank jess b
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We were looking for a good, basic meal such as a steak meal after a days travel. We weren't disappointed with this burger place. The staff were very friending and let us hang about for a while as we were waiting for a booking after...More

Thank 20minstochoosename
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Casual surroundings but very clean. Very tasty food. Good prices, good service, friendly staff. Free Wifi! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank chrissynz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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