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“Lemon slice to die for!”

Pukeko Junction Cafe and Deli
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Leithfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$14
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 28 May 2017

As usual Pukeko Junction didn't disappoint. A timely stop between Christchurch and Hanmer Springs. Enjoyed yummy lunch with coffee and finished off with piece of our favourite lemon slice which is exquisite

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Usually excellent food and service, this time the service let it down.

We called in on a midweek day and there were no more than six tables taken., We ordered - seafood chowder, a fishcake & side salad, coffees and a cake. It was 20 minutes before even the coffees arrived (let alone any food) and there was very little else happening in the restaurant and appeared to be plenty of staff.

Disappointing.

We will be back though - the food is consistently good.

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Thank CactusRose
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Stopped on the way to Hanmer and it was as usual full to overflowing. We call in often on our way north and have never been disappointed as the food and service are second to none for a cafe. Always plenty on the plate served hot with good quality salad etc. The local wines add to the the selection of fresh home made food and preserves. Will be back.

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Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We called in here to look at the gift shop and to choose some cake for afternoon tea. A busy cafe with a good selection to choose from. We selected a walnut and pear cake and an oat and caramel slice. Large servings that we thoroughly enjoyed.

The gift shop has a good range including an interesting range of New Zealand items. We look forward to visiting again.

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Thank GrannyG45
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We called in to Pukeko Junction for lunch on the way to Hanmer Springs.
Good Selection of food and good service. The coffee (very important) was very good.
Have driven past many times and glad we stopped this time and now know why the carpark is usually full!
There is a nick nak shop and local wines for sale in a room next to the cafe and this is worth a look. There were some tourists in when we visited and the guy manning the store was very helpful and seemed very knowledgeable on the area and the wines.

Thank Grant D
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