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Pukeko Junction Cafe and Deli

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State Highway 1 458 Ashworths Road RD 1, Leithfield 7481, New Zealand
+64 3-314 8834
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (33 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
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New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
State Highway 1 458 Ashworths Road RD 1, Leithfield 7481, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stopped at Pukeko Junction for lunch. The leek tart with homemade beet relish was wonderful. The side salad was fresh and a welcome change from the fried fare usually available. The staff bottled up some beet relish for me which I carried home in...More

1  Thank violetrose88
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I dropped in for breakfast and decided to share the Farmhouse breakfast. This was on the menu at a price slightly higher than we normally pay for a big breakfast. We were then told that sausage was extra, so we ordered this....More

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I stopped st this place and decided to have breakfast. We're vegetarian and the staff responded very positively to our request for no meat - in fact we received additional mushroom and avo! The coffee was really well made too and our first...More

Thank travelsavvy2016
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome food good coffee friendly staff , Almond milk for the chai latte what more do you need ? Nothing it's fabulous located on the main road easy access

Thank Travmark
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect stop off when driving north from christchurch. Great range of fresh deli food. Will do take out desserts too! Highly recommend. Gift shop and winery worth a look.

Thank cjmjs
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Only a short way out of Christchurch but such a great place for food it seems rude not to stop. Find an excuse!! Great healthy food (and sweet treats) options including the most delicious green healthy salad I have had in a long time. Scrumptious....More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Pukeko junction has a good variety of food, both healthy and delicious food. Savoury or sweet it is all there. Highly recommended.

Thank OpaandOmaWierkx
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a number of times now and never disappointed, Coffee is always nice, and the fooood is all so yummy, short story is come here you will not be disappointed

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

In a trip involving eating a Pie a Day for 3 weeks, Pukeko Junction's slow braised lamb shank pie is one of the best pies I've sampled anywhere on the South Island, topped off with an excellent house made chutney. We were en route from...More

1  Thank Dean R
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Very friendly staff, awesome food,. Pukeko Junction Café and deli is a place you must stop and visit. Don't just drive past or you shall miss out on something special.

Thank sueallan
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Response from Nigel T | Reviewed this property |
We've been dropping in to the Pukeko Junction on and off for fourteen years now. Sometimes our favourite dishes are sold out, so we try something else. But we drive hundreds of kms just to have their Chicken and Mushroom... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 1 458 Ashworths Road RD 1, Leithfield 7481, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Leithfield
  • Phone Number: +64 3-314 8834
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The Peoples Choice winner in the NZ Cafe of the Year 2016 for the Canterbury Region, awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014, 2015, 2016 and featured in the Lonely Planet, Pukeko Junction Cafe & Deli is a must stop on your travels. The delicious food is all made in house, from the bread to the tarts, cakes, sauces and fresh salads. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with local free range eggs, their knock out seafood chowder or from the deli, a lamb shank pie or goats cheese tart with beetroot chutney. The baking selection features goodies such as apple, walnut & cinnamon rolls, rhubarb & walnut cake or lemon slice with a dollop of cream. Sip on expertly made hummingbird coffee or one of the local, Waipara wines by the log fire or outside with country views.
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