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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea

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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
Nice cafe, great food

After walking through town to find somewhere to have brunch we found the sandfly cafe which had plenty of appeal. There was a good selection of food in both the cabinet and on the menu. Our food was promptly served by the friendly staff and we both agreed that we loved our food and drinks and would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Service was good , the cashier is friendly and smile to us . It was winter and around 1 PM time , the cafe was crowded with people during Sunday . The coffee was so-so ,not great , yet drinkable . The ambience was quite good although not excellent .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

After walking through town to find somewhere to have brunch we found the sandfly cafe which had plenty of appeal. There was a good selection of food in both the cabinet and on the menu. Our food was promptly served by the friendly staff and we both agreed that we loved our food and drinks and would be back again... More 

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Kaikoura
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

The coffee test and smell burned, when I ask the staff, she insisted the coffee is not burned, but still make another one for me. The second one is still burned. Probably because of the bean. The attitude of staff is ok. The cake is average, not too bad but not impressed. Won't go again.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Discovered this café only a month ago and was pleasantly surprised. The coffee was excellent and the muffin delicious. The rustic, homely atmosphere is very pleasant. We had a chance to talk to the owner, Caroline, who is such a lovely host. Staff were all full of smiles and make you feel really welcome. Will definitely be back to try... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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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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  • 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

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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