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Reviewed 2 February 2024 via mobile

Everything on the menu looks good, and very reasonable prices too. We had the fish and chips. A HUGE scoop of chips was only $5, and was more than enough for 2 people. And a really big piece of Hoki was $5. Nice staff too.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Great place to stop for a coffee and snacks or lunch. Friendly owners and the staff are great The prices are very reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Awesome food especially the burgers! Great people, great coffee. Definitely a place to stop each time we go through kurow - thoroughly recommended

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2022

I often stop here on my drive up to Twizel and the food has never been bad. Great quality for the price. The chips are always good and I had the burger one time which was amazing. Large variety of foods on offer that is...always made quickly and is perfect for on the go. The portions are good and the food is warm and tasty. Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

The most amazing cafe to stop at ! We loved the toasted sandwiches - very yummy ! The hosts Rick and Jane are such lovely people ! We would love to come back here !

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2021 via mobile

Often stop here for lunch when I am up this way for work. I fine they provide great service, great food and the staff arw always happy to help. They provide takeaways and sit down breakfasts, lunch and dinners. Jot days you can get an...ice cream and cold drinks as well as hot drinks. They have a toilet and being very close to the A2O cycle trial it's a perfect location to stop for a quick bit to eat.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

I had been told this Cafe served good food. I ordered Blue Cod. Had a nice flat white while waiting. I was blown away with the size of the meal. It was served on a hot kind of cast iron plate, which in turn was...on a wooden holder. The Blue Cod fillets were fresh, as they were juicy. Don't get that if the fish had been frozen. Best meal I have had in years, and at a very fair price. I'll be back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Friendly local cafe with a good range of meals and afternoon snacks Good fish and chips at a decent price

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Great cafe. Very nice big breakfast, coffee, fish burger and chips. Friendly service. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

I guess Sir Richie McCaw (former All Black Captain) has probably been in this modest cafe in the country town of Kurow. Richie is a pretty laid back sort of fellow and pretty modest and those attributes could well fit the nature of this cafe...on the main drag as you drive through the town. I happened to be on my way back from Mt Cook to Dunedin with a couple of quality clients. As they had indicated that they had a very adequate breakfast at the Hermitage and said they were not bothered about lunch then I decided to pull into the River Cafe & Restaurant and have a lunch break for myself. To my concern they decided to get out as well and have a bite. There were certainly plenty of Jimmy's pies in the pie warmer which was a hopeful sign but much of the other fare on offer looked modest and typical of a small wayside country cafe. Adequate for what it was but unlikely to be attractive to my discerning clients. I selected a plastic packet with a couple of sandwiches in which proved satisfactory while my clients shared a cheese roll and a pottle of chips that had possibly been in the warmer a bit long. I extolled the virtues of the southern delicacy ...the cheese roll. At least they seemed to enjoy the coffee and I did too. Yes an interesting experience for my clients of the modest country cafe fare and unpretentious presentation.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

Great feed at a reasonable cost no hesitation to recommend to hungry travellers wanting a good meal.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

I was travelling late in the day about 6pm, it was dark and very cold, the parking was easy and building looked inviting. I fancied a hot snack, being hungry and having travelled several hours. Amongst takeout, I selected a pottle of chips, the lady...was so friendly and due to the lateness of the day, did not charge me. This genuine gesture of friendly help is so often not seen these days, and here the lady was most gracious. I really enjoyed the place and the eats, whilst travelling on towards Waimate in the cold & dark.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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River Cafe & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5