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Zookeepers Cafe

50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 218 3373
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Ranked #34 of 59 restaurants in Invercargill
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

the kooky decor is welcoming. very kiwi. food was normal, average. coffee was good. toilets were very cold, but then invercargill was very cold that day! we had breakfast at 9am on a Saturday morning and there were several other customers eating in - the rest of the town was deserted! if we had to go to invercargill again, we... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've been there about 4 times recently, 2 for a coffee, the other 2 for a meal and coffee. I found coffee consistently very good. Food is ok, I preferred the vegetarian mediterranean salad over the seafood chowder I had another time. Then again prices are a bit cheaper than some of the other restaurants in town. Often I note... More

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stopped here for breakfast after good reviews but found the new menu was not good. I had egg shadbolt and my misses had pouched egg and toast, mine had mutton bird and eggs were hard and not soft as asked for, tasted foul. The misses eggs was hard to. We will not be going back here and also others complaining... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went in for drinks, no service waited and waited. Bar person was not interested, he talking ,so I went somewhere else.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

stopped in for a coffee and a bite to eat on a cold wet day. unusual surrounds, hot coffee and the food was good, service cheerful.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We are in Invercargill at least 4 times a year, and regularly stop at Zookeepers for coffee. We decided during this visit we would have breakfast as a family and were glad we did. My french toast was well cooked and certainly of a good size. My accompanying coffee was typically good and what I have come to expect. Everyone... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Zookeepers has been around for quite some time. It's a funky wee place, however some improvement is needed. The meal I had was just a bit lacking............ it was all just a bit average really.

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Emerald Beach, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, free wifi, and extremely kind and congenial service we received here. If we ever find ourselves in Invercargill again, this will be our first stop.

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Otago Peninsula, NZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We found this the best place in Invercargill for free wi fi as we were able to sit peacefully upstairs & sort out travel plans. Zookeepers has character & atmosphere plus they make a great smoothie. I recommend the Lion smoothie (mango, banana & passionfruit).

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Invercargill
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I had only come in to get a coffee and a hot chocolate both were great and served with a smile :) best coffee in town id say. Only thing that lets the place down is it feels cluttered and looked in need of a spruce up :( but other than that great coffee and service.

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