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Sandfly Cafe

9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 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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New York City
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here for coffee and a bite to eat. What we got exceeded that - great lattes (my chai was wonderful!), and the food great - BBQ steak and cheese on a baguette. Since imitation is the best form of flattery, I'll be attempting to make this when I get back home!

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New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited for afternoon tea. After studying the menu we decided to return for breakfast next day. The large coffee was huge and the food was very well cooked. Staff are friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good coffee followed up with bacon and eggs. Good food just right for breakfast. Good service and happy people

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This Cafe came highly recommended during my stay in Te Anau. I can say that maybe my expectations were too high but having said that it was a pleasant experience. The food was fresh, the coffee hot but I am afraid I couldn't see the WOW factor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I'm finishing one if the best Eggs Benedict I've ever had. Lovely place and a nice atmosphere. Would like to try their lunches sometime.

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Bath
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128 reviews 128 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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