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Zookeepers Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
+64 3-218 3373
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 07:30 - 17:00
Mon 07:30 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

All good food. Their French toast is really nice. Also good coffee. Not sure about the live bird in a cafe though. I guess it's a "zoo"keeper. Good for breakfast with friends and for couples

Thank Au W
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Service was pre good, I've been here about 3 times and all these times were great. Food presentation could've been better but you pay for what you receive. It filled me up and tasted incredible so I was happy. definitely good for the lunch meals.

Thank AshleyDevon
Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

In town for a wedding we needed some lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It has to be said there is not much going on at that time of day in Invercargill but we happened across Zookeepers and thought we'd give it a try. It's quirky but clean and tidy and the service was excellent. My partner had the toasted ham,... More 

Thank Dellick
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Can highly recommend this place for both service and food quality. Lovely staff and big, delicious meals.

Thank anneenz
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great cafe. Delicious food and coffee. What more do you want. The blonde waitress is amazing. Went out of her way to help us out of towners.

Thank P468VTianw
New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast while staying in Invercargill, very welcoming and food came in no time. Something to please everyone!

Thank hanmog98
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch the other day on our way out of Invercargill. I ordered the nachos and hubby had the pork belly burger. Both were generous servings and tasted great! The styling is quirky and not like anything else I've seen, a nice point of difference. Definitely worth a visit if your around, good variety of food to... More 

Thank embem292
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127 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The zookeepers coffee is located in a central place of the city within easy access from all the main attractions. The internal decor is meant to fit the establishment's name and includes wall paintings and statues of animals from exotic places. The coffee I had was good and the service was polite, though rather slow. They seem to be understaffed... More 

Thank UAvron
Perth, Australia
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250 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great coffee and Fabulous Hot Chocolate. We also had the best ever Scrambled Eggs and Poached Eggs on Toast. The waitress was really lovely and helpful and service was fabulous.

Thank JazzyPerth
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly and fast service and food.. Fantastic coffee served hot and strong. Would definitely go back

Thank jkandchis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-218 3373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?