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Sandfly Cafe

9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 29 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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Bath
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125 reviews 125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Looking for good coffee and excellent home-made muffins this is the place to go an excellent location for breakfast and light meals, we will return.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Came back from Doubtful Sound trip at midday and feeling really famished! I discovered Sandfly Cafe on TA and its raving reviews really got my attention so off I went. The cafe was not busy at the time. I was served by a friendly waitress. I asked what's good in the menu and she happily said 'All of them is... More

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Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A real find in Te Anau. Best coffee so far in NZ and fantastic fresh healthy food - the corn fritters are to die for, and partner says 'the best steak sandwich ever'. Highly recommended if you find yourself in this remote but really nice little town.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We are locals and go out for coffee/ brunch/ lunch regularly. The Sandfly is consistently excellent, friendly staff, a great range of menu and cabinet food including gluten free options and makes the best vanilla latte I have had anywhere in NZ!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stopped in here for a quick snack before our drive to Milford Sound. Their brownie was definitely the best option we could have chosen for the day. It was a dense, berry filled, and crunchy option that hit the spot as we nibbled on it throughout the rest of the day.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Sweet little local cafe where the food is good and the best coffee for miles. Had the sweetcorn stack with smoked salmon and am still thinking about it…but the muffins are super Texas size and lasted for lunch afternoon tea and breakfast the next day !

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Oklahoma City, OK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and good food. The service was quick and servers were pleasant.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I enjoyed my breakfast at Sandfly Cafe, Great service staff are so friendly. Food is to die for latte was the best i have tasted. Thank you very much Sandfly staff

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

had a lovely lunch on front lawn in the sun the service was good as it was busy lovely food I had the salmon salad with fruit real nice my husband had the veg burger it was nice too the coffee was good a big cup we will be going back there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I stopped in for takeaway coffees here. They were pretty good, but expensive ($5 for a double shot flat white in April 2014). When you dine in the coffees are more reasonably priced. Also the long black had a bit much water, being filled to the brim of the medium takeaway cup. People really should ask, or default to double... More

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