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Last Light Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Fusion,
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
+64 3-226 6667
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here the night before going on the Humpridge track and it was so good we went back immediately after we finished the 60 km track for a delicious lunch. It has nice outdoor seating, fabulous food for both dinner and lunch and...More

Thank ania_camargo
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Good place to stay before Hump ridge walk. Food outstanding. Accommodation ...motel style, old but clean and functional. Fresh veg from garden. Very friendly staff and don't forget buy some home made fudge!

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This place is a hidden gem! In the little town of Tuatapere, lies this little caravan park/motel. The cafe/restaurant/bar is fantastic. On the Saturday night we were here, they had a guy singing, playing guitar. The wait staff was very friendly. But the food was...More

Thank Jemma A
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Interesting menu and plenty of choice. On the night we were there the soup of the day was Polish soup, a chilled soup made with blackcurrants. It was fabulous. Only problem was it was quite a large serve so made it difficult to finish the...More

Thank RubyHannah
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I was surprised how lovely the food was at the Last Light Cafe considering what a sleepy town Tuatapere appeared to be. We visited for dinner & lunch & all meals were excellent- the coffee was great too. We also found the service to be...More

Thank missechsinclair
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went here with friends last night had a lovely meal there was 11 of us and everybody was happy. The service was great and had a good atmosphere. Blue cod was nice and fresh. A great night for a out of the way place 😃

Thank karen d
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Being English I'm used to bangers and mash, it is what it is, a nice meal but hardly fine dining. The Last Light's version was absolutely fantastic, the best I've ever had. House made venison sausages, with pumpkin/kumara/potato mash with kale. The gravy was outstanding...More

Thank rossflock
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This experience was the highlight of our day. Arrived early, the owner had just woken up but graciously let us in and made us delicious coffee and the most amazing eggs benedict I have ever had. Adorable cat(s), great ambiance, and a very interesting owner...More

Thank triumphant2016
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We stayed on this campsite before starting the humpridge track, and got into the restaurant just before they were about to close. Luckily they kindly provided us with a superb dinner. Even my vegan partner found something on the menu (not very common in Southland!)...More

Thank Frick17
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Birthday and Family gathering for my wife Well the staff great Food and drink choices great Comfortable setting great About 16 of us went to dinner for wife's birthday and catch up with family not seen for many years or in the case of some...More

Thank Chris P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Tuatapere
  • Phone Number: +64 3-226 6667
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We have a passion for food and flavour... Fantastic coffee, hearty breakfasts, yum lunches and many delicious home baked goodies. The menu covers many aspects of cuisine : gluten free, vegetarian, international tastes with fusion styles and classic dishes made with quality kiwi products.
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