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Niagara Falls Cafe

256 Niagara Waikawa Road, Niagara 9884, New Zealand
+64 3-246 8577
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (22 reviews)
“lamb burger” (13 reviews)
“carrot cake” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
256 Niagara Waikawa Road, Niagara 9884, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped over for a coffee and a seafood chowder and experienced one of he best services and meals we had in New Zealand. On top of that, the setting in the former school is just ideal. Don’t miss this place

Thank Sandro P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got the southern man and eggs Bennie for breakfast, it was by far the best value for money and tastiest feed I have had in a very long time.

Thank Luke D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

What a pleasure to come on this lovely cafe. We had traveled from Owaka where the three cafes were all closed for the four days we were there. In the remote and beautiful location of Niagara - Curio Bay, we suddenly came across this restaurant....More

Thank KiwiRob
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Family run Cafe/Restaurant. Wonderful home cooked food. The seafood chowder is fantastic. The Burgers are also special, either Lamb or Beef with homemade bread. Friendly service. Easily missed at the side of the road

Thank jharvey555
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a lovely meal! Awesome homemade bread and comfy food. Warm service and cozy atmosphere. Great variety of local beers. Delicious brownie and superb coffee. Obrigado Bruna & Thiago

Thank Thiago B
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I was taken by surprise from the feeling entering this café gave. They were flexible with the opening hours as customers droped in after closing time and the atmosphere was welcoming and warm.

Thank Louise Å
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We didn't know about this place and it was en route as we drove along. A welcome cup of coffee and meal and very inviting. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience.

Thank Charmaine T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This cafe is lovely--it sits on a lovely piece of land (wth a few cute sheep next door) and has a very interesting menu. It is the only place to eat anywhere near Curio Bay so call for reservations and to confirm hours.

Thank jnbGeorgia
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We were attended to as soon as we walked in. Just wanted a refreshment after a pretty hard slog going up to McLean Falls. The carrot cake served with sour cream was delightful, as were the simple beverages of café latte and English Breakfast tea....More

Thank Barney53727
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Niagara Falls Cafe, the nearest cafe for those holidaying at Curio Bay, requires a 10-minute drive. In Winter, they are only open from 11am to 4pm and are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Apart from food, the Cafe has some souvenirs from the Catlins region...More

Thank Spooky T
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5 August 2016|
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Response from figjam_31 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't remember the opening hours but their number is listed - give them a call
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Niagara Waikawa Road, Niagara 9884, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Niagara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-246 8577
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