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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Stopped here for breakfast. Apparently it is the only cafe in Ranfurly that serves menu meals. The coffee was great as was the eggs with Salmon and Hollandaise sauce that we ordered. The lady owner has been there 12 years and she was very friendly...but is trying to sell the cafe and have more time to herself as its a 7 day a week business. You cant go wrong to stop here even the cabinet food looked delicious.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022

29/12 intended having coffee and lunch and asked for coffee "extra hot" but the response was a surly silence. I only said "thank you" when I eventually got an acknowledgment that this was possible. I decided to forget having lunch and go elsewhere if this...was the best level of service she could mange. The coffee was worse than you might get at McDonalds with an unpleasant acrid taste. The owner needs to take a trip to the Hari Hari cafe and do a refresher course there.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2022

Wonderful warm friendly service and a fantastic selection of home baked delights. There is also a very comprehensive menu to choose from if for some reason the sandwiches and savories don't tempt you!. Our long black coffees are always served perfectly with hot water on...the side and the egg sandwich filling is super generous and super fresh. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022

We stopped here and bought some sandwiches to take with us on the trail. Lots of choice, fresh and delicious. Would recommend doing this if you want a light meal as you go.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022

Stopped in for breakfast on our way through to Clyde. Even though technically after the breakfast cut off time the chef kindly did a full breakfast for the husband and I had a rosti with bacon, good sized meals, good coffee and helpful staff. Took...away a date scone for our travels as stopped there in the past for a coffee and scone and they were excellentMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2022

Open over easter which was a bonus . We visited this cafe 3 times while staying at the NZMCA camp for easter. Highly recommend the superior chees rolls, big breakfast and my grandson devoured the hotcakes, saying they were the best he has ever had.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022

Good coffee and food provided and a great way to start another day on the rail trail. probably the most popular cafe in ranfurly judging by the number of bikes there

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2022 via mobile

We were wet and bedraggled after a wet morning on the Otago rail trail. The staff were so friendly and accommodating on top of providing great hot drinks and food

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

Excellent food and service. Absolutely recommend a visit. We had a delicious brunch and took away the most amazing cheese scones for later 😊

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2021

Had a lovely lunch here and stocked up on afternoon tea to take with us. Fresh and tasty. Nice people.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 21 March 2021

We stopped here for lunch when cycling the Otago Rail Trail. Food and coffee was fantastic. The cafe is very popular with locals and tourists and we were made very welcome by a group of older local ladies who had just completed their weekly exercise...classes. We had a lovely, memorable ,lunch stop. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 12 December 2020

Great Food & Coffee, Always feeling you want more, it is just so lovely & Welcoming... Another Lovely cafe!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

The Barista was very unfriendly. When we arrived she was moaning to another customer about covid & the potential for being infected. For someone who is so concerned you would think they would have standard level 2 precautions. The tables were not separated, staff not...wearing masks & no contact-less payment option. We stopped by on the way to Queenstown for breakfast. It would have been nice if we had been informed they had a breakfast menu. We had to settle for cabinet food. Coffee was weak & tasteless. If this is the only place open would suggest you keep on driving.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 July 2020

It was a mid winter day & we needed to stop to recharge our electric vehicle and found this little cafe opposite the charging facility. Superb coffee and a good selection of sandwiches etc for lunch & it was warm inside this quaint old building.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 16 March 2020

We popped into this cafe for a coffee prior to starting another day on the trail. We had an excellent coffee and then bought sandwiches and muffins to eat for lunch on the trail. The sandwiches were mixed, my ham was very good but the...bacon was less so-they still got eaten though.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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E-CENTRAL CAFE, Ranfurly - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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e-central cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5