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Niagara Falls Cafe

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256 Niagara Waikawa Road, Niagara 9884, New Zealand
+64 3-246 8577
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New York
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Friendly staff at an old school house café. We had a delicious vegetable scone which kept us going. The café also has local art for sale and nice gardens with cute different color sheep running around. The café is quite trendy looking. If you prefer fish and chips, there is a small outside truck stop further down the road.

Thank Lisa C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well worth a visit to this locally run cafe providing tasty meals mainly from home grown ingredients.

Thank Elspeth D
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We called in with a motorcycle club ride on a beautiful day, enjoying the twisties and the beautiful Catlins scenery. The coffee was very good, the service excellent and the food turned out to be the highlight of the day! I had the beef burger with fries. Every part of the meal was better than any other restaurant burger I've... More 

Thank MikeCurtis69
Orebro, Sweden
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421 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

When in the Catlins, Waikawa and curio Bay you will find many interesting things to do. The one thing that will be hard to find is a place to eat. You are basically at the end of the earth and further south you will find the roaring forties. The Niagara Falls Cafe is one of those rare places where you... More 

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Perth, Australia
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437 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Sadly the restaurant was closed for a function when we visited I suggest you phone ahead to ensure they are open. We planned our day around stopping here.

Thank Jill M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Generous portions. If you try soup AND a main course you'll be defeated. We ate there twice and had soup and dessert on one occasion and just a main course on the other. More than enough on both occasions!

Thank Robert J
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87 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Food was locally sourced, perfectly cooked and substantial. There are not many places to eat in the vicinity and this place is deservedly popular.

Thank SaveTigerNorthants
Winters, California
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had been traveling all day, driving from the east coast and stopping at Waipapa Lighthouse and Slope Point in the rain. Upon arrival in Curio Bay you got the sense of remoteness. That is all good and fine until hunger sets in and there is nowhere to eat. Fortunately this lovely cafe was just an 8 minute drive to... More 

Thank H2OAlgae
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Make sure to stop here, have a coffee and please taste the awesome homemade carrot cake! The whole family works here and it's really city in a historic building (was used as a school before). All food is with local ingredients. The daughter won a lot of prices at the Olympic games which is impressive! The garden is lovely and... More 

Thank Svenfo83
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The service was great, very friendly and welcoming, the café is a converted old school building with beautiful well maintained grounds. Unfortunately the quality of the food let the place down.

Thank Scottyquay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?