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Jester House cafe

320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-526 6742
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (8 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
“kids love” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was Mother's Day and this Cafe was buzzing. Inside and out every table was full and the staff did an incredible job of meeting every need. We were met at the door by a busy but friendly manager who asked us if we had...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a lovely setting to enjoy a meal, a great atmosphere. We waited 1 hour for our meal to arrive and after lunch we decided to have a desert & coffee as my husband was still hungry after his meal, another wait off 40 minutes....More

Thank Jennie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suddenly saw the sign for this place as we were driving past and thank goodness we did and decided to stop. What a georgeous hidden joy to relax and enjoy a cuppa and the most wonderful scones covered in jam and frothy whipped cream or...More

Thank Philly179
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments, we agree it is a fabulous place to wrap yourself in a warm blanket and savour the taste of the scrumptious scones covered in jam and cream. Yah for stopping - another visit would be welcomed, perhaps when the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a weekend in Kaitiritiri we rung to ask when kitchen closed and were told they would wait for us - what good pr! Even though they had obviously been very busy with families we were treated to an excellent vegetarian selection of food of...More

Thank Jennifer2611
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback, we're always happy to accommodate all our customers and their specific dietary requirements. Our chef cares about the individual needs of diners and has put a great deal of effort in to designer a menu that suits many dietary...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful and cool place. So interesting, the kids fully enjoyed themselves. Friendly staff and great vibe. This was way cool to finish off our holiday. Cheers

Thank Epic S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting and lots to do while waiting which is lucky because the wait is looooong. Wait to receive a menu because they never have enough (please just print more as we weren't only ones editing for them ). Wait 20 mins for a drink...More

Thank halcioneminx
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest and considered feedback. You raise a number of points that certainly require better systems, especially as they're not working. We have a number of systems in place which work very well, however, more importantly are the systems that don't. We...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here three times in the last month with family and friends. The garden is full of creative games, climbing frames, slides, instruments - most of which look more like sculptures than a typical playground. The eels are also great fun. It's a...More

Thank Melianie
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Kids loved the place! I didn't pay much attention to them or anything else because I was focused on my three cheese soufflette. Either I was crazy hungry or it was the best thing I've eaten ever. I'm hoping I was just hungry because we...More

1  Thank Jason M
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Good place good food great outdoor dining. Eals along rhe clean creek on the doorsteep. Whent with family and kids enjoiy as much we have. Only negative size was the time to get the order taken and the food to be delivered.

Thank Antonio G
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great cafe, the gluten-free cake was homebaked and delicious, staff friendly. There are plenty of interesting things in the garden, along with Egypt the cat and the tame eels in tbe stream. The cafe sits on the Great Taste Trail between Tasman & Mapua

Thank dunnerak
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Tasman
  • Phone Number: +64 3-526 6742
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