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Sandfly Cafe

9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 28 Restaurants in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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English first
Sydney, Australia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

For the two nights we’d spent in Te Anau, breakfast was had at Sandfly Cafe. Consistently good coffee, hearty food, friendly service and some killer homemade sweet and savoury muffins. And you’ve got to love the name of the place. Clearly a reference to those pesky little local winged beasts that attack with a stinging bite. Aside from those delicious... More 

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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Went for the Ata Whenua show which was great. The lady at the cinema highly recommended The Sandfly restaurant next door for a quick bite before the show. It was good. Prices were reasonable and it was fairly busy.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I can not comment on the food at the Sand Fly Cafe as I have not had a meal there. But I can recomend the coffee I have had coffee from several sites in Te Anua but none come close to the coffee at Sand Fly Cafe. I would travel for miles for a great coffee. Try it you will... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great coffee, we sat outside, we were warned there was a wait on coffee as we ordered, it was worth the five minutes or so wait.

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Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We always make a point to drop by Sandfly whenever we are in Te Anau. But we were surprised to find out that they close early at 4.30pm. So no dinner at this restaurant but they are opened as early as 7am for breakfast. The soup is a must have and the All-day-breakfast is my husband's favourite. In Summer, it... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We visited this friendly , welcoming cafe twice. The staff were cheerful and efficient. The food was tasty, well presented and reasonably priced. The ability to eat outside in the sun with snow-capped mountains in view was an additional bonus

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Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Small and cosy café. Coffee and hot chocolate are great. Fantastic sandwiches and love their eggs Benedict.

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New Jersey
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57 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a great little place with pleasant staff and a great array of breakfast goodies both hot and cold. I am not usually a granola fan but their granola slices are to die for! As usual in NZ, great coffee too. Can't comment on meals other than breakfast but would assume them to be equally good. A little expensive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

These were the words my boyfriend used after eating the Hashbrown stack. Lovely little find. Great way to start the day. Impressed.

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Te Anau
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

stopped here for a nice coffee in the morning.Great service & a really delicious coffee.Beautiful ambience inside & great views outside to the mts thanks guys

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Additional Information about Sandfly Cafe

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
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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