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Old Man Rock Cafe Bar - The Mall Queenstown

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€€ - €€€
Bar, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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7 Ballarat St, Queenstown 9196, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8968
07:45 - 03:30
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Sun - Sat 07:45 - 03:30
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I must say the food was excellent, I was craving avocado (being an aussie), but really struggled to find it on a menu while in NZ! However, Old man rock produced the goods and I couldnt have been happier. Staff were friendly. Recommend for a delicious breakfast.

Thank Lollen94
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Have been twice now for breakfast. Delicious big omelettes & the coffee is lovely. The staff are friendly & the place is warm & inviting. Great music. Coffee takes a little while to arrive (after our meals on both occasions) but is worth the wait.

Thank Becca78d
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Literally just walked out of here this morning and thought it was great. Coffee and breakfast brought out together and the girl serving was really helpful with menu choices. Plus the food was great and reasonably priced! Would definitely recommend this for a quick, delicious stop. Also lovely and warm on this cold morning :)

1 Thank CharltteJay
Williamsburg, Virginia
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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We had lunch here twice - liked it the first time so did it again another. The first time we sat at the outside seating and enjoyed the nice day and people watching while we ate. The 2nd time we ate indoors - not a whole lot of room there, but we got a table. There was a fire going... More 

Thank Pfadfinder
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I had heard from other locals that this place did good breakfast. I was in the mall with my parents and decided that we'd grab a table in the mall at Old Man Rock. We all had coffee but I was the only one eating. I had the BLT Bagel off the breakfast menu. It was after midday but the... More 

1 Thank Stephanie D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I have the Benedict with ham and a La tte for breakfast. It's one of the best Benedict that I have ever taste. Its 6 degree outside and I'm having breakfast ketchup the fire place.

Thank LilyChak
Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick breakfast and couldn't fault the food. The woman who seemed to be the manager was very loud and brash and had the terrible habit of calling everyone either 'hun' or 'love' which I personally hate. She also was lecturing and critiquing the baristas work as she was trying to make coffee. The comment as... More 

Thank Sam O
Manama, Bahrain
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. We sat out under the umbrellas which do not give enough protection when it rains! We ordered the fish and chips which was on a 'special' at a reduced price. Beware I think they were getting shot of unrequired stock as both myself and my wife were sick after. Possibly a one-off but shall not... More 

Thank Tonythebedouin
Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

I've come here a few times and each time I've had amazing customer service with food that comes out quite fast and the people who work there are always so friendly, would recommend!! Definitely going to come back :)

Thank rotolocol
new york city
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258 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Central location. Indoor and outdoor seating. Great & speedy service (not a given in NZ.) Delicious coffee and typically there's free WiFi... But the real star of the show here was the avocado smash: giant scoop of avocado with spring onions, spices and lemon mashed up and served on a multi grain toast with a perfectly poached egg. YUM!!

Thank rosiesiman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:45 - 03:30
07:45 - 03:30
07:45 - 03:30
07:45 - 03:30
07:45 - 03:30
07:45 - 03:30
07:45 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Ballarat St, Queenstown 9196, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 8968

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