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The Roost

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
30 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 1165
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
30 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Prices quite clear, good selection. Staff almost seem like they need a bigger workspace. Warm, needs a couple more comfy areas. A good little stop off.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GinagAuckland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Not too busy here today. We did not wait along time for food. Meal was good and tasty. Good choice on the all day breakfast. Coffee is good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TinVet
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The Roost is well worth a visit. It is a basic cafe but the coffee and the cakes and meals are very good. The pricing is also very good for what you get. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a warm café in an old building filled with character, but that’s where it ends. I ordered a half strength flat white, and a scone. The coffee was very bitter, and far too strong. I couldn’t drink it. I waited ages for my scone,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Parrapalms2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Friendly welcome and delicious food. Choose from the regular changing Menu or grab something from the cabinets. There is a lovely sunny private sitting area at the back of the cafe. There is also a large car park out the back if you cant get...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AlisonM3318
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A nice spot for a coffee and a bite. One of the nicer cafes in historic Oamaru and great for a bite and coffee. A good selection of tasty morsels and reasonably priced. Good service and very well made coffee. I tried the lasagna and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dajeck
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Gem of a cafe in Oamaru with great espresso and fabulous generous cooked breakfasts . Thoroughly recommend the Eggs Benedict with bacon and the Allday breakfast. Will return!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank juliehM1177PO
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Came in here for lunch on our way home and was no disappointed, really good food and a reasonable price, would recommend!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect but this cafe exceeded my expectations by far. Cabinet food looked good but the menu wowed me. Bao buns! Soo goood too! Didn't have anything to drink but the chicken sammy was good too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Holz64
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We have been to Roost a couple of times and just love it. They have an extensive blackboard menu as well as a cabinet with various pastry dishes, rolls etc. Food was eexcellent.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vonny-Russ2001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 1165
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