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The Galley

1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 0475
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (26 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
“eggs bene” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 16:00 Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing view, good coffee and delicious food!!!very happy with my meal and happy to have more than one option of vegeterian food!!

Thank Eriikita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, affordable and lovely outlook. Specials each day are good too. Can be busy, but always seem to find a seat.

Thank GinagAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location, the architecture, unique! What a great area! Well worth the visit! Our lunch, ordered at the bar, delivered to our table. Instead of coffee today, we had Coronas! Served with a smile! Wonderful view of the water, good value! Great all round experience!...More

Thank Inthought
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly steam punk cafe that locals love to frequent, offering consistently good food options from cabinet or menu. They’re flexible with compiling your meal, coffee is divine and did I mention it’s all served with genuine smiles! Setting is right on the edge of...More

Thank Vikki C
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Where this place is positioned is perfect. With an amazing kids play park, and the harbour in front of you. I had the chips and at $5.50 you could not complain. Really crunchy. My wife had the squid salad, but unfortunately it was a little...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Lovey setting by the water. Friendly service. Reasonably priced good cabinet food. Great cheese rolls!! Seafood chowder got the thumbs up.

Thank NzShopper
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Had the best pumpkin soup I have ever eaten. Nice place, nice people, good food, great views. Highly recommended

Thank _cardacs
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This cafe is in a perfect location. Right on the boat harbour you get an awesome view when dining or even just enjoying a coffee, kids playground is right beside it also. Food was amazing.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Stopped here for lunch one day during the week, not only was the food really good but the view was awesome! We sat out in the semi outdoor area looking out at the harbour. Recommend the chicken salad!

1  Thank Holz64
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Great hot coffee, the best cheese scones or a full breakfast to start the day. A big thankyou to Kara and the smiling team for your warmth and care. Glenn and Trudi

Thank trudihayde
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 0475
We are a busy cafe on the waterfront in Oamaru that serve breakfast till 11am daily, we have a variety of cabinet food and also cook up some amazing gourmet burgers and freshly cooked fish & chips.
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