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Pelorus Bridge Cafe

5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
+64 3-571 6019
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Every time we go through Pelorus we have to stop here. Their wild venison pie is something to behold. The customer service is second to none and thanks for making those crazy curly carrots to entertain our little one !!! Thank you !

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We called in here for lunch on a very chilly day. The cafe was very warm and tastfully decorated. The food looked delicious with home made pies which we chose along with a lemon cake which had merigue on top so yummy. The service was...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We stopped at the Pelorus Bridge Cafe on a recent drive to Nelson. What a delightful setting, made even better by the excellent food selection, much of it prepared and baked on the premises. Service is friendly, efficient and very welcoming. So impressed we also...More

Thank Christopher172
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Great café with good coffee. A great place to stop and do the walk. The sign said the walk was 4 hours but was only 2.5 hours up to the trig point and return to the car park. Didn't see anyone after the second waterfall...More

Thank Salcheltenham
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

A must stop if travelling between Blenheim and Nelson. Lovely location beside the river where the barrel scenes in The Hobbit movie were shot. Great fresh food, very friendly service and my tip is, buy one of their gorgeous pies to take home, suggest wild...More

Thank sweetpea65
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I eat here many times a year and always get greeted with a smile. The shop is mainly run by a lovely country family who know how to do everything from bake to service. I would definitely recommend any one visiting the area to stop...More

Thank Shane M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We always stop here when we drive from Picton to Nelson. I absolutely love the setting of the cafe in the native bush. Lots of walks around the area. The staff at the cafe are friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the homemade pies and...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Delightful people behind the counter, delicious food, ( I always buy extra to take away)..peanut brownies the best, as is all we have tasted...my husband in particular, is a regular.

Thank dipage53
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stopped here for the cafe experience and to get our site for camping. Often going between nelson and Blenheim we stop here as the pies are the best, homemade. Big car park so no problem parking your bus here. Staff are very knowledgeable about...More

Thank c4Barb
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe with home cooked pies and delicious cakes. Thoroughly recommend a stop at this place. Quite small but lovely cosy atmosphere with books to browse through as well!

Thank MHIChris
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +64 3-571 6019
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Pelorus bridge is a great little haven to explore for its beautiful bush walks, famous river for swimming and the lovely little cafe nestled in amongst the towering trees and abundent bird life. Come check us out for a coffee, cake or have one of our famous Venison pies we have plenty of choices. Every day the staff are creating something wonderful in the kitchen the smells are to die for, all our food is homemade on the premises, we even have Gluten free.
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