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Federal Diner

) #16 of 62 Restaurants in Wanaka €€ - €€€ Cafe, ,
47 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5152
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“cheese scones” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
47 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great evening, food was fabulous friendly staff with a good sense of humour. Cheese fondue is fun to share

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away down a Wanaka alley, FEDERAL DINER could easily be missed. Our recommendation: DON'T! There was nothing about our meals that could be faulted. We shared a healthy-sized entree of thinly-sliced seared lamb with avocado purée and chimichurri on tacos ($16). Mains were a...More

Thank WanderingWabbits
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome little cafe with great burgers (try the wunderburger). Good music, good atmosphere, notable clientele.

Thank CJ B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Handy location for coffee or dinner. Good service and atmosphere. Not to crowded for dinner and we got served quickly and meals didnt takelong&

Thank UBIQUE105
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for coffees. Nice place. Service was fine. Coffee didn't rate at all - I'm a barista and fussy. Some might find it ok. But bland.

Thank GrahamAK
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Café had excellent atmosphere and great coffee. Busy place so obviously a fav of the locals. I can see why. Good service.

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We sat outside for 10 minutes and didn't get served, so we stole a seat inside when we saw a spot open up. Waited another 15 minutes before someone finally came over to us. The waitress seemed vaguely annoyed that she had to take our...More

Thank nachty
Management response:Responded 30 April 2017

This is not what I expect from an experience at Federal Diner - and I am very disappointed that this is the experience you received. Thank you for writing the review so that I can review our processes and procedures to ensure this isn't the...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

We visited here this week for lunch and absolutely loved it. There are two parts to it - the restaurant/kitchen with indoor seating, and the deli/takeaway with outdoor seating. There were eight of us - ages ranging from 3 yrs to 79yrs and we all...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Not much to say about the Federal Diner. Our breakfasts were simply excellent. The coffee was perfect, the bacon was great, eggs cooked perfectly and lovely hollandaise sauce. We got a "famous" cheese scone to take for lunch and yes, they're good - not the...More

Thank adam-caro_alexander
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Date scones, coffee, iced chocolates and smoothies altogether a great spot for morning tea. Also bought some homemade pies from the Fedeli , delicatessen ..these were superb and saved me cooking dinner that night 😂

Thank hrhs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 5152
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