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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

Called in for a coffee and was tempted to a cheese scone - very nice. Cafe is staffed by efficient and friendly people - the layout inside seems to be back to front but easy enough to get sorted. Outside seating was nice under some...trees. Definitely worth a visitMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

I had a large cheese roll served with a small butter dish on the side. Warm/hot temperature. Just delicious. The staff are friendly & efficient. We also took a pkt of hot cross buns home. Would recommend a lunch here . Coffee to go.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Best cheesy cheese scones out there. Lovely friendly staff, always ready to help and have a laugh. Must try

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Outstanding food and service from the young ladies serving us. Called in at 7A hoping for tea and toast. Highly recommend the French toast.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023 via mobile

Travelling past and stopped for lunch. The meals, coffee and service were excellent. We absolutely recommend this lovely little cafe.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 February 2023 via mobile

I had a great gf lunch at The Tin Goose which was very tasty. Friendly happy staff... keep up the great work.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

Good counter selection of lunch food plus cooked eg eggs Benedict. Friendly helpful staff. Would recommend to stop on your way to Central Otago.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

After you have 'spent a penny', you will find directly opposite a terrific café. THE TIN GOOSE is a delightful café with great choices to tempt us, on top of terrific coffees. The place looked quiet but I'm guessing many locals or travelers were already...hunkering down on their choice of fare because there was a busy vibe inside. This is a GREAT STOP en-route to Dunedin, & along with 'THE PROSPECTOR" at LAWRENCE you have got this stretch of highway covered. And PETROL aim for the terrifically helpful girls at NPD MILTON just past Milton's famous Presbyterian Church but on the RIGHT hand side of Union St, probably only 50 m beyond Subway. They are delightful & helpful to a fault.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 February 2022 via mobile

We stopped into The Tin Goose at the start of our four day Rail Trail trip and were delighted to see the the array of beautiful cabinet food, smoothies (we had the green and berry smoothies) and sweet treats including the best Banana Bread (DF/GF/RSF)...served with normal butter, df butter or fix & fogg all nut butter - all which set us up well for the energy needed to continue on the trail. Friendly staff, great coffee - we loved it so much we came back a few days later after we finished the trail. Might try sneak in another quick visit before we leave if we pass back through Alexandra.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 May 2021

I visited here on a recent trip to Alexandra. Great food and coffee with super fast, friendly customer service. A lovely selection of muffins and slices. I tried raspberry and white chocolate muffin and a caramel Louise slice - really good! A friendly relaxed vibe.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

The most delicious cheese rolls, and very big too! We also ordered two smoothies, one green one which was delish and a mango coconut smoothie which to be honest could’ve had more mango in it, it didn’t taste like much

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2021

Apparently the coffee at this little local is a bit hit and miss and mine was a big miss. Actually took the first one back and I was made a new one but was no better than the first - watery, weak.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021

The best cheese scones in South Island! Great coffee and Fiands too. Super friendly staff. Thanks guys

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 7 March 2021

Very good coffee with very good service. Pleasant place to relax inside or outside. Good food to cater for most.

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

A very nice cafe with friendly staff and very yummy food and coffee. I appreciated all the choices that catered for gluten free, dairy free and even refined sugar free - and these were equally yummy.

Date of visit: January 2021
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The Tin Goose is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4