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Zookeepers Cafe

) #9 of 85 Restaurants in Invercargill €€ - €€€ Cafe, Soups,
50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
+64 3-218 3373
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From a hearty welcome to a learned discourse between my son and the bartender about local craft beers, the ZKC made us feel like we had been regulars for years. I highly recommend the fruit smoothies, The seafood chowder is excellent as are the quesadillas....More

Thank rebogamy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here on numerous occasions in the last 2 years. Don't think I will be hurrying back. Food is great, can never fault but service getting slower with every visit. If up stairs service is even slower. Nothing a extra wait staff won't fix....More

Thank Molly317
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very inviting trendy Café open until late with a selected menu of dishes being away from main meals yet still enough to fill you up. The staff member on duty was friendly and customers seemed to be regular’s given the conversation between staff and...More

Thank Max_O6363
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly awesome food Amazing pasta Staff so passionate about their restaurant We loved the food Best place to eat at Cable Beach

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an iconic cafe in invercargill that you must visit. Lots of things hanging on the wall. Good food. Great staff

Thank anne255120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast. I had the eggs Vegas (bene). Yum, served on a bubble and squeak patty. Really good. My partner had zoo breakfast which was also great. Coffee was great. Service was very good. Cafe was quirky and a bit off putting from the street...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Invercargill on a Sunday so there is not much open (good on the locals for having a day off!) We were relieved (read this as: hungry) to find Zookeepers. The service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere casual and the food was...More

Thank M1andM2
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

After lying in a hospital bed, dreaming of big yellow poached eggs on toast, I was not disappointed. Super friendly, nothing a problem staff. Beautiful bread, engorged with butter and a yummy coffee. Now on my 'to visit' list for each visit to Invercargill. Well...More

Thank TimHemingway
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Zookeepers has been around a long time, well over 20 years, certainly long enough to become an institution in Invercargill. I have friends from Auckland who visited 6 or seven years ago who still mention the quality of Zookeeper's coffee each time we talk. And...More

Thank 765dawsons
Reviewed 23 May 2017

What a great spot, excellent service, possibly the best mulled wine EVER and a range of good basic food options. We arrived in time for the live music, a few locals who love to entertain and do a great job of just that! I would...More

Thank Craig D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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