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Catlins Cafe

€€ - €€€European, Cafe,
3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (4 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cute cafe with good range on menu. I like sweet chilli sauce but having it plastered all over our garlic bread (along with pesto $&@?) and nachos spoilt them.

1  Thank Trina K
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Stopped for lunch while cycle touring from Papatowai to Pounawea. Good menu options at a reasonable price. Helpful staff and free WIFI; overall a good experience.

1  Thank Bikehikers
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great lunch and service. All smiles . Healthy menu and top service. Hot coffee with home made cakes. Great location. Easy walk to all amenities

Thank Maryna R
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Food and service ok but nothing spectacular get a pass but only just . Our food came out in good time nothing flash pretty basic compared to other places we had meals at was the worst we had wouldn't go back

Thank destinationohau
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a couple of meals when we were at jacks bay also had takeaway. I felt the menu a bit small but the food yum! Quick prompt service and friendly staff. Most of all they were open and there isn't much choice...More

1  Thank jorgmummyrox
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We came to eat small lunch and to drink coffee. We had potetoes that were o.k but a little bit expensive ....the coffee was tasty and strong

Thank batid
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Comfortable family restaurant. Well priced and fast service. Seafood chowder very tasty but disappointed that imitation crab sticks were used (kamaboko made from starch and pulverized white fish.) Despite this all of our party were very satisfied.

Thank ColHenderson
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Nice dinner. Chowder was yum and the reports on the roast were very favorable. Lemon tart and chocolate brownie were tip top.

Thank nai2017
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The beef was generous and reasonably tender, and it looked good. However, the dish had far too much soya sauce thrown at it, and had a weird taste I couldn't work out (maybe very old ginger powder).

Thank classicchch
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you like to wait 25 mins for a mediocre coffee, you're right here. Hopelessly understaffed or overstrained.

Thank npg f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Main Road, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Owaka
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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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