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The Batch Cafe

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173 Spey Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
03 2146357
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Come in and soak up the sun on our comfy couches, try our delicious treats...
Come in and soak up the sun on our comfy couches, try our delicious treats baked fresh daily or something sensational from our menu - chocker with local cuisine. The Batch Cafe has been voted Best Cafe in Southland 2011.
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  • 12
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
There IS a good café in Invercargill!

I've been travelling to Invercargill for work for the last 5 years. I'm sure I've been to every mediocre café in town in search for a half decent coffee. I'd given up until I discovered The Batch. It's fantastic! No wonder they're so busy. Great food, great coffee, great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I've been travelling to Invercargill for work for the last 5 years. I'm sure I've been to every mediocre café in town in search for a half decent coffee. I'd given up until I discovered The Batch. It's fantastic! No wonder they're so busy. Great food, great coffee, great service.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We usually try different restaurants each day, but this place was so yummy, had nice decor and was reasonably priced for the area that we couldn't resist going back again. My husband got the same thing both days -- portobello mushroom and pesto with toast and eggs (instead of bacon), and I had the French toast one day and muesli... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Title says it all, but when I do I always head to this place the staff are great the food is wonderful and I would say all in all it still offers excellent value for money, what a great place to visit.

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Auckland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Busy cafe full of middle aged women having lunch... Looking snootily down their noses at interlopers carrying work to look at over lunch... Well it is Invercargill... the poor dears.. Coffee was pretty good.., savory mince was very good, but the prices felt like Auckland or Wellington... So not terribly good value compared to other cafes nearby... Could have had... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Extremely popular despite not being right in centre of town. Can cater for large groups of friends that want to sit together AND the friendly staff will help you find a seat if the place is really humming and seats are at a premium (which is often!). Food is great, staff are lovely and it has a really 'buzzy' feel... More 

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Invercargill,New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been here for lunches and coffees. Always come away planning when I can visit again! Coffee is good. Friendly staff. Fast service

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had brunch here before continuing on our travels ...busy and such yummy food . The real deal big breakfast was outstanding ..

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The boys had a hearty fry up and the girls and some kind of healthy stuff, we all went away very impressed and it is now going to be a regular spot for when we visit our trainee nurse in INvercargil

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

This cafe is a little out of the centre of Invercargill but worth going to. There's lots of different places to sit. Tables, couches, booths

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Coffee's great; the service is great; the people you meet there are the movers and shakers... the food interesting and tasty and the atmosphere, well just visit. Make sure you reserve a table in advance in gets really busy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 173 Spey Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: 03 2146357

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

Come in and soak up the sun on our comfy couches, try our delicious treats baked fresh daily or something sensational from our menu - chocker with local cuisine. The Batch Cafe has been voted Best Cafe in Southland 2011.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?