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Mainline Station Cafe

40 Old Main Road | old main rd, Domett, Cheviot 7383, New Zealand
+64 21 135 3752
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef roll” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
40 Old Main Road | old main rd, Domett, Cheviot 7383, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2017

The coffee here is just awesome , and all the food just looks great and really homemade looking , we will always stop here on our way to Christchurch and back , would enjoy more if it was open before 9 sometimes

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing friendly atmosfere and the best coffee! Outside setting marvelous, inside rustic with so much to look at! Small gifts also available!

1  Thank Flemming P
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

What a delightful place to visit. Decor is bespoke and they offer a lovely range of gifts for those wanting to buy something along the way. Meals are well and lovingly prepared and the staff are friendly and efficient. Their garden adds to the beauty...More

1  Thank travelsavvy2016
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Superb service and delicious beef roll as well as the tastiest eggs on toast ever in this wonderful quirky diner, where they make their own cakes. Staff and owners really friendly and the cleanest of toilets. Fully recommended as a stopping point. Make sure you...More

Thank Len T
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The staff accommodated a group of 50 or so friends with fantastic service! The food was excellent, I definitely recommend stopping here!

1  Thank Jenn S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have stopped here for coffee and eats while travelling and now we live just 70 kilometres away sometimes drive up here for lunch in the garden. You can also have a picnic on their lawn as picnic cloths are provided by the café's friendly...More

1  Thank WorldWideKiwi
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of selections of cakes, amazing looking sausage rolls and beautiful coffee, staff where friendly and the outside area is great for kids with ride on toys and playground equipment:)

Thank Annika j
Reviewed 11 February 2017

What a lovely friendly place to stop for breakfast or lunch en route to Kaikoura. The staff were kind and friendly and the service and food excellent. There is a beautiful garden at the back with a seating area. They also grow their own fruit...More

1  Thank Gail R
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My son and I have been here 3 times now - some months apart. Each time he has the same tomato soup with bread and really enjoys this. I always have a vegetarian item. Every time its delicious well priced food (vege curry with accompliments...More

Thank travelinabit
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and coffee but the real stars are their wonderfully well priced, delicious chutneys available for purchase to take home. Beautiful garden setting, and usually go home with dome quirky second hand items off their rack. Really nice people too.

1  Thank Ainsot
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Questions & Answers
Karen R
23 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ViralPoet | Reviewed this property |
Their normal opening hours mean they are closed on Tuesday. However they also shut during the winter from June to September. I don't think TA accommodates this detail but the cafe website does.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Old Main Road | old main rd, Domett, Cheviot 7383, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Cheviot
  • Phone Number: +64 21 135 3752
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