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Sandfly Cafe

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9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best breakfast in town

This is the place to go in Te Anau For coffee breakfast. Great food great staff, I have been here several time and tried alot of the meanu yet to find something that I didnt enjoy

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Te Anau, New Zealand
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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on our way back from Milford Sound. The sandwiches are pre-prepared and sitting in a cooler. The salmon wrap I ordered was soggy and the salmon was not fresh. We did try some of the dessert treats and they were good. A better bakery than a cafe.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is the place to go in Te Anau For coffee breakfast. Great food great staff, I have been here several time and tried alot of the meanu yet to find something that I didnt enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Just had an amazing lunch here. Try the Thai beef pie it's a must. The whole atmosphere is good. Heaps of people coming and going so that's the sign. Worth the visit

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were in town on business and had two early starts. It was great to have this cafe open so early. The breakfasts were beautifully presented, generously portioned and tasty. The coffee was very good as well. We had breakfast here both mornings and I would definitely visit again.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Really good local cafe. It's an early opener, so we were able to have a good breakfast here before setting off on our day tour with Fiordland Private Tours to Milford Sound. We also had a couple of other meals here too. A nice atmospheric cafe. We found the staff friendly, the service prompt, the coffee good and the food... More 

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We ate here 3 times. The flat white coffees were great, very hot, rich in flavour and not too much froth. The homemade apple rhubarb cake is to die for and delicious served with yoghurt ( you can have cream). The salad special with fetta, bacon, balamic on greens etc was delicious and very flavoursome, and the smoked chicken on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great little cafe, we went in for lunch with our toddler after reading great reviews. Great selection of food in the cabinet, pies, quiches, turkish rolls etc as well as a menu. All reasonably priced. I shared a lovely smoked chicken, avocado & brie toasted turkish roll ($9.50) with my daughter, she loved it and ate lots more than she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The only reason we came in to the sandfly cafe was because one of the waitresses clearing a table outside said "hi" to us and initiated a chat. Super friendly staff, and both times we visited, the coffee was great and food was too. If I was a local, this would be my haunt!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

They really, really take their coffee-making seriously, measuring the temperature of the milk while making a cappucino - and daaamn, it was great!! Their opening hours are quite good as well, was there before 8am on a Saturday, very happy!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I had a good, well made flat white (I'm one of those fussy coffee snobs) and there was a really good selection of sweet treats to choose from, many of which were gluten free. The staff were friendly and I did enjoy the unique decor and detail on the wall.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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