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Jester House cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-526 6742
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Brunch Experience. Perfect timing for us as all the tables had Lunch Reservation tags...and plenty of people were arriving as we were finishing. Our meals were delcious, and service was perfect with a very BIG Smile(s)

Thank RaelynandGregg
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome play area, kids fed the huge eels, great food, easy parking. Just a great place for familiesMore

Thank Cossie777
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for visiting. It's an iconic place to visit and many become repeat visitors where they bring their families and friends to enjoy feeding the huge eels, enjoying the great food and of course for the easy parking. Thanks and we'll see...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went to the jester house for a cup of coffee. We ordered coffee and some cakes. It was delicious. Very quick service. It was school holidays when we were there. There were a lot of activities for them. Don't miss the...More

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great set up for children. So nice to go to something just a little bit different. Kids had a blast!!! Good food !!!

Thank Sonya Devon W
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Had a group of 12 family and friends wishing for some lovely dining. And somewhere the young and not so young children could also run off some energy whilst we nattered. And of course Jester House is just the place. Lovely meal, lovely staff and...More

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I recently revisited Jester House. It was unbelievably busy with people of all ages, so it had a buzzy atmosphere. Children were playing in the "jungle" area, adults were sitting around chatting and eating both indoors and outdoors. We were outdoors in a spot in...More

Thank TirelessWorker
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your great review. We love it when we hear back from our diners especially when they're able to 'detail' their experience and their food delights. The Chocolate Kiss is very popular especially on these cooler winter days. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I felt at home in this place. I loved the coffee, the fruit, the bacon! Everything... Such a lovely staff! The place is unique, a totally gem! Really good for kids because there are plenty of games. The fire place inside was a bless during...More

Thank Margonzales
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We love the Jester House for its quirky and child friendly grounds. The food is generally great - although the 'child platter' could do with some more interesting additions. The service can be a bit run off their feet as this is a very popular...More

Thank Theorchardist
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for a cuppa ... so pleased we did. A very pleasant atmosphere, friendly service and a table by the roaring fire. Just the thing for a chilly morning. A tasty cookie and well cooked scone topped of this visit. We are pleased...More

Thank Katie7772015
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Creating a first-time experience so great, so enjoyable, so unique, so memorable that these people will make coming back here a tradition. This has been Jester House for us since 2008. And so it was to be every single summer after that when we drove...More

Thank LilPikit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Tasman
  • Phone Number: +64 3-526 6742
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