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Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Last time we came here we had traditional New Zealand pies. On this occasion they only had two varieties available (mince & cheese and meat lover) I chose the meat lover and once again it was well presented with hot chips. The restaurant has the...ambience of an old NZ railway cafe but this is much improved. The coffee was good as well and if you are a lucky trainspotter you might just get to see a train coming through as well. An enjoyable and relaxing lunch.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was so excited about taking our friends here from Auckland wow how disappointing. A two man show the chef and the front person who couldn't keep up even tho it wasn't over busy. The tables from previous people hadn't been cleared the toilets were a...mess and the whole place lacked ambience. The meals were fair. Wouldnt go back or recommend this establishment at all.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious fresh food. A talented chef! This is a popular destination. The restaurant has a homely warm feel.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 19 November 2020

Top points for the mince and cheese pie - best ever. The accompanying food was excellent also. Worth arriving early for the train.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 16 November 2020 via mobile

The Station Cafe was recommended to us yesterday so we stopped there this morning, on our way home to Auckland. Situated next to the main trunk line, the building has retained its quaint ambiance. The breakfast was most enjoyable, as was the coffee. The lass...on duty was both efficient and friendly. Would recommended this cafe to anyone passing through National ParkMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020

There aren’t at lot of option in national park this time year The place could do with some maintenance like removing all the weeds from out the front and a paint The coffee was good and the food was okay

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2020

Disused railway station provides a fun venue for a cafe. Well worth a visit if you are nearby. Old photographs show station in its heyday

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020

The breakfast we ordered was excellent and we'll definitely go back. We recommend their pie, it's the best one we've ever had in NZ.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

Located at the national park railway platform the little cafe has a great value menus I had the home made pie 🥧 and fries. My wife had the lasagna we were made welcome and served with a smile. Worth the little detour. Turn off at...the pub and mingolf and drive to the end of the road about 1 k . They also do a great value 3 course dinner for around $40 ppMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Ordered lamb rump with potato gratin, it was good except for the potatoes (these were very disappointing). Partner had venison dish, nice but salad was lack luster. Much better food than the hotel in national park that we ate in last night. Have come to...accept that there is no half decent places to eat around here and this place is the best of the bunch.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Breen S
11 September 2015|
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Response from Stationcafe | Property representative |
Absolutely, our dished are made from fresh ingredients and if we do have a sauce matched that is not suitable we can change it for you.
6 February 2015|
Response from Stationcafe | Property representative |
Hi, We are located in Tongariro National Park New Zealand, we have no ferry services here. Regards Warren
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