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Central Cafe and Grill

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44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
+64 3-693 9770
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (50 reviews)
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Too hard to choose between extensive options on menu. We shared onion rings, potato skins, garlic bread and ribs. Ribs definitely a 2 person size- not quite "fall off the bone" but lovely flavour! Potato skins were the pick for us. Good options for kids...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just about the last thing we expected to find in Geraldine was an authentic and exceptional homage to the classic American Burger joint. But that's what we have here folks. A sassy blond pony tailed waitress. Budweiser. Perfect shoestring fries topped with fragrant delicious chilli...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here and was not disappointed, heaps of food good friendly staff , very clean and well priced worth a visit

Thank wratts
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing - got the Juicy Lucy burger and it was so fresh, hot and crispy! Really enjoyed it. Staff were lovey, and service was really quick.

Thank Paula A
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I had the Hippie sandwich and it was Amazing! My friend had the fried Mac & Cheese and the Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake. I tasted them and they were Fantastic. This Diner has excellent food from Vegan to None. The staff were so warm...More

Thank benjibwoy2
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to Central Cafe & the best food we've had here so far! We came half an hour before closing time & as very hungry travellers were so stoked they were still happy to make us some takeaway dinner!! The staff...More

Thank SavvyChik
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Very big selection of food. Great veg, vegan and gluten free options available. Service is very friendly.

Thank Thea R
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Central was amazing, we had to go back. Offering vegan deep-fried Oreos for dessert was the kicker. The vegan burger was quite on point along with soup. Peanut butter jelly smoothie was also a must try, just having it on the menu is all they...More

Thank JesseMorman
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We’re in a camper van and decided to take a break from cooking supper tonight. Central Cafe was delicious. Great service and love the music.

Thank Keeda
Reviewed 10 March 2018

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
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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, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, 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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