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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

We we on our way to Te Anau from Dunedin and stopped in at the Black Swan cafe for a coffee. It was very clean and tidy. Plenty of seating and a range of sweets and savoury meals. We had a coffee, and all agreed...it was great coffee. Worth popping in for a coffee, breakfast or lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Stopped for lunch as we driving through in our RV - my cheese and tomato toasted sandwich was delicious - you could really taste the cheese. The staff were all upbeat and smiling despite the lunchtime rush. The cafe was clean and comfortable and had...a nice outdoor area. Popular spot.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

Absolutley lovely place for a meal, very clean and tidy, food amazing, if you're passing through this area I recommend stopping for a meal/snack

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2022

We late a late breakfast/early lunch here on our way to Invercargill. The place was very clean, the staff friendly, the prices good and the food was delicious. I had loaded fries which were better than average and himself continued in his quest to find...the perfect Eggs Benedict. His verdict was very good but not perfect. The coffee was good alsoMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022 via mobile

Black swan cafe is a deceptively good find. It has amazing food - food I grew up with and that cafes don’t make anymore - cinnamon oysters, cheese cakes, Neenish tarts to name a few. Good coffee. Friendly and helpful service. Loved it

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022 via mobile

Quick stop for takeaway coffee, hot chocolate & a sausage roll. Such lovely, friendly staff! The cabinet food looked sosososo good!! My sausage roll was 10/10 & the hot chocolate delicious!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2022

Sunday drivers love this cafe for a cofee , brunch was great too. We were advised by the staff Sunday is the busiest day but they still serve you cheerfully. Have been here when heading south a number of times.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2021 via mobile

Great ginger crunch and service ,thanks!! Our group called in after a tramp in milton , McNallys track returned and enjoyed savouries ,coffes and milkshake, all nibbles were fresh and tasty!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

The absolutely best kumara wedges I've ever had. Perfectly cooked, crispy outside and soft middle. Latte is also delicious

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 26 January 2021 via mobile

Excellent choice of cafe food. Some absolutely delightful sweet choices for those with a sweet tooth. Indoor/outdoor options. Service good. Highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 5 January 2021 via mobile

Stopped here as nothing else open whilst driving north from the Catlins. Great service, friendly staff, excellent food. The outdoor space looked awesome, and if not for the rain, it would have been the place to be. Well done Black Swan team!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

Great Coffee!! Pulled over to get some coffee before a long road trip. Very friendly and helpful staff made the me feel welcomed

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

Unexpectedly needed a place to have an online meeting that went on for longer than i expected. I paid for the wifi i needed via zenbu. The place wasn't full. The woman was rude to tell me not to use the power plug (which was...not clear as to whether I could use it or not. I would recommend they completely tape it off. There was a felt pen writing saying 'Do Not Use' and the bottom one had a cover on it. My assumption is that the bottom one was faulty and they didnt want anyone to use that. I am not an electrician and neither put too much thought into it). If she didnt want me to use it, I would have been fine with it. She was just very rude to me. Otherwise, the rest of the staff was great.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 June 2020

Fantastic lunch..fish & chips..seafood chowder..drinks..really tasty well presented food..The staff friendly & efficient.This cafe & kitchen were so clean..toilets also.. Will be stopping on our way past tomorrow. Really reccomend Black Swan for a lovely lunch..reasonably priced..

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 10 June 2020

Just had an amazing breakfast with the best service My husband is dairy free and they went out of their way to accommodate us The cabinet food also looked amazing 5 star service

Date of visit: June 2020
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Yes, Black Swan Cafe offers takeaway services.

Black Swan Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5