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Rivers Cafe

) #3 of 11 Restaurants in Murchison €€ - €€€ Cafe, , International
51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9009
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“pies” (14 reviews)
“red wine pie” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Someone who loves restaurants seems to have designed this one. The food is as great as the decor. We were surprised that they had vegetarian option too. The shop next door adds to the experience.

Thank atulnsys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rivers cafe was the perfect stop on our way from a Havelock to Hanmer Springs. The food was exactly what we needed. The jumbo toasties were really good and the bacon/egg pie was a winner. For the coffee lovers you need to stop here. Lattes...More

Thank Rynell H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a coffee break on our trip to Christchurch. The coffee was good and staff were friendly. Comfortable furniture and a warm welcoming atmosphere. There is also a small area selling New Zealand made clothing, scarves, hats etc

Thank jen h
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We had buttermilk pancake, salmon quiche, a burger, which was all tasty. Buttermilk pancake was great and the quiche came with interesting chutney. Our hot drinks were quite good too: Piccolo and hot berry tea. Staff was very friendly and bathroom was clean.

Thank keywonc
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here and the meals were huge. My vegetarian breakfast contained two eggs, two pieces of toast, two big tomatoes, mushrooms, two hash browns, zucchini, a kumara patty, some capsicum, onions and kumara slices. There was no way I could finish it all....More

Thank Knappstars
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The fish and chips weren't great but the fire was very toasty and the service was good. The English guy at the counter was new but doing a pretty good job.

Thank Glenda G
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Travelled to Nelson on Saturday, I had heard stories about overcrowding at eating places in Murchison so went prepared for long queues. It was an extremely cold day, snow on tops of surrounding mountains and it was decided that fish and chips were what would...More

Thank Donkeylass
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Have had stopped here twice in the last 2 weeks, lunch was Ok, long wait for coffee maybe the fact that so many people were driving up to Blenheim for St Clair marathon. This town should look at what is happening up Nelson ...Blenheim way,...More

Thank Sidari14
Jude A, Owner at Rivers Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

well yes unfotunatley the friday you are talking about was very busy we dont get any communication what so ever from Blenhiem or Nelson when they have up comming events so sadley we just have to put up with being indated with loads of people...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Only stopped for takeaway coffees - $6!! They weren't that great and you pay extra for the cup. Not come across this charge before and would give this place a miss next time.

Thank Chrislea_10
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went for breakfast. I had a cappuccino and muffins and it was good. My friends had some cakes, pies and some bacon and eggs and they loved it. The stuff is friendly. The place is not so clean and very big and empty.

Thank Harry F
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9009
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Comfortable, friendly cafe with great atmosphere; home style cooking, eclectic menu. Spacious outdoor seating area; watch the street scene whilst enjoying a coffee.All day (in season); fully licensed. Cafe style during day; evening restaurant.
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