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Bridge Cafe

91 Gorge Road | Ballance, Woodville, New Zealand
+64 6-376 8004
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (7 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
91 Gorge Road | Ballance, Woodville, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my son here for his 27th birthday after he moved into the area. The food was enjoyed by all, it was cooked to perfection. I went back a year later to commemorate my son and the food was still spot on. Definitely, a...More

Thank PadresHoney
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely cafe that with the indefinite closure of the gore, it may well be a treasure that only the locals will continue to know of. An eclectic arrangement of furniture adds to the charm of the place and the peppermint and chocolate cheesecake -...More

Thank HelenaB2013
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We walked the 820 metre track through the bush from the Manawatu Gorge walking track carpark. Being mid-winter, it was a little wet and boggy in places, but still a lovely walk. The cafe has a good range of food, and we ate inside near...More

Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Set off the bustling road this little cafe is well equipped and appointed. The coffee well made and they even have a cat!

Thank Simstar45
Reviewed 24 May 2017

You have to drive off the main route (for less than 5 minutes) to reach here but the peaceful setting is well worth it. The greeting is friendly and competent and the old house in the forest feeling is so relaxing. Well presented, generously sized...More

Thank don19482016
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop for lunch. Hearty food and reasonably priced. Nicely decorated with cozy fireplace.

Thank xindalu1
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We only stopped here for coffees so can't comment about the food, but the coffee was excellent and the atmosphere in a very secluded piece of native bush was just perfect and has a rustic feel to it. There is a small old-school playground for...More

Thank TheBismarck
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We stop here from time to time when travelling from Dannevirke to Palmerston North and have always found the food, coffee and service to be great. The rustic garden is quite quirky. Will definitely return. (This cafe can still be reached even though the Manawatu...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great little place to take a break. First time here. Food was a tad pricey for what it was but no big issue. Really nice peaceful setting. They do horse trekking. Also bush walks nearby.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

The pizzas were so good I forgot to take any photographs. Enjoyed the rustic atmosphere offering indoor and out door seating. Outdoor diners are surrounded with tree ferns and other New Zealand natives. Wine selection was agreeable. The venue is so named owing to its...More

Thank Bikingroy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Gorge Road | Ballance, Woodville, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tararua District  >  Woodville
  • Phone Number: +64 6-376 8004
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