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Stables Cafe & Bar

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru 7972, New Zealand
+64 3-684 5617
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  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru 7972, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We were looking for a place to get a good breakfast on a Sunday morning and this place definitely provided this plus it's in a great location. If you are not from Timaru like us I suggest that you use you GPS to get here...More

Thank NZ-B3n
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We went out of our way to come here due to reading reviews and were not disappointed. The staff are definitely the cafe's biggest asset as they were all attentive and always smiling. The setting is a rustic farm setting with aviaries, donkeys, miniature horses...More

Thank Nigel2312
Reviewed 28 January 2018

When everything was shut in Timaru on a Sunday we had the luck of finding Stables Cafe and Bar just a few minutes drive outside the township. Beautiful garden and great outdoor seating. The service was friendly and efficient. The garden salad was fantastic!

Thank DrDolph76
Reviewed 22 January 2018

on first arrival all you see are the animals wondering around. the setting and the food are amazing and the service fom the girls was fantastic.Would be great for the kids.

Thank P5745NPchris
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit with family and friends. Old stylishly decorated stables. Ponies, chicken and roosters running free. Good hearty meal and good choice of drinks and local beer. Children’s friendly place with lot of toys and playground. Great place to have a party or...More

Thank alex311327
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

So was told about this place via a local person. Was hard to find but cool place. Nice that not many know about it as it has its place. Animals roaming free. Donkeys laughing in the back ground. Classice. Good coffee and nice tastey and...More

Thank ScottyMack2016
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on a sunny afternoon to get my chocolate hit for the day, and I am disappointed to say that I purchased the brownie from hell. Was over priced and seemed raw? It was like eating paste. Do not be deceived by it’s beauty...More

Thank Amelia O
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Our large group stopped in here for lunch and were seated in the separate back room area with views out to the garden. There was a good menu selection and we all enjoyed a variety of dishes, including the seasonal whitebait fritters - delicious!

Thank Kaye W
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We visit this place often in the weekends for a coffee and lunch during a bike ride. The surroundings are really good with lots of animals, friendly prompt service. The food is fresh and tasty. A great wee spot.

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Six of us went for lunch and we had booked the day before. As soon as we arrived we were told that from the the time of ordering our meal, we would need to wait 1 hour. We were then offered speciality bread and drinks...More

Thank George H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru 7972, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-684 5617
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