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Catlins Cafe

3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8040
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

A good place for stopping over for a meal on your way to the attractions within the Catlins. Food is decent, quite a good selection of sweets, mains and sides. Chilli pie was good, and chips we're excellent. The outdoor seating is perfect on a...More

Thank Carlo L
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Had breakfast here on our way out of town. Cosy cafe with good food and lovely staff. Reasonable prices. Would come back

Thank Holly M
Reviewed February 6, 2018

Nice breakfast, staff were friendly and food was really good. Would recommend stopping in here on your way past.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Had dish and chips. Chips were not handmade and entirely without salt. Batter uninteresting and the dish was without flavor. Nothing wrong as such but the meal was without taste, and it was not cheap.

Thank EnClair
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

I very rarely do a bad review as I would always try to sort any issues out at the time but here goes. We stopped for breakfast and all we wanted was sausage sandwich which to be fair was not on the menu. We asked...More

4  Thank Northyorksbeachbun
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Popped in for coffee and nibbles. Limited range available, but what we had was good and the staff were very friendly

Thank gorgle
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went to this cafe twice, first time was for lunch, which we both enjoyed. I ordered the grilled squid with chips, which was delicious, and he ordered fish and chips. Since we liked what we had for lunch, we decided to...More

Thank MarjieT19
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Staff seemed very busy but restaurant was less than a quarter filled (short staffed?). It is a "help yourself" to cutlery, water, etc place, which is fine. The let down is the food. Rather expensive for the portion size and the quality is poor. We...More

Thank Kinuck
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We had lunch at the cafe and the food was ok. Pleasant place and good service. We ordered some pies and coffee was good.

Thank Ooooooopooooooooo
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

That is probably the best eggs benedict I have ever had. Absolutely delicious food, quick service and very reasonable. Absolutely delicious

Thank Praxmeyer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Owaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-415 8040
  • E-mail
A warm and friendly dining experience. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner using the freshest ingredients, home style cooking and generous servings. For those wanting a quick option we also offer traditional NZ Takeaways including Fish, Chips and Burgers
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