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Walnut Cottage Cafe

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265 Lake Hayes Road, Arrowtown 9371, New Zealand
(03) 442 1090
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Gardens !

Nice and peaceful place with friendly people and good food , coffee and desserts . There you can feel the nature . The autumn colors are really wonderful !

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Liz B
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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice and peaceful place with friendly people and good food , coffee and desserts . There you can feel the nature . The autumn colors are really wonderful !

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County Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had family lunch here. On the day it was quite busy but both food and service were very good and, while on the side of the road, it was very well sheltered from noise and safe for small children. We ate outside.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Didn't enjoy this place at all. The staff were only interested in talking to their friends. The coffee wasn't great- the food was limited and expensive and WEIRD combinations- when i asked for bacon and eggs and not the sides of banana tomatoes I wasn't offered subsitutes or given a discount. The tables all around outside were dirty even though... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We come to this cafe often, it's definitely one of my favourites in Queenstown! Always feel welcomed by pleasant staff, the food is always amazing & of course the setting is a beautiful.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Lovely garden nice and shady. It was busy but we didn't have to wait long. Himself had a Panini and I had Gado Gado Thai salad. Very nice. Good Coffee in a beautiful setting. What's not to like!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Quaint little place to eat. Just outside of Arrow Tow. It's Adequate parking and located just twenty meters from the main road makes for easy access.No wait and the food was fabulous! I had the Belgian Waffles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great food, friendly people, beautiful garden what more can you ask for as a morning start. We will stop again on the way back for afternoon coffee.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Me and my partner been there for a late breakfast on a week day. My coffee came fast but it was a little too bitter for my taste. Even though there was only 1 other table waiting for their coffes I managed to finish my large coffee before our breakfast arrived. The wait was long but it was worthy. Big... More 

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Chamonix, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Came here for lunch. Small menu but cooked fresh and delicious. Beautiful garden, very relaxed vibe, little gift shop, cakes for dessert. Lost a few hours here, then came back for breakfast the next morning ... Amazing banana pancakes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had coffee and breakfast here.A long wait but the food was lovely.I had the eggs with salmon and partner had eggs with bacon.Neither meal could be faulted.Coffee was strong and enjoyable. We sat inside as there was a lot of flies outside. lovely location.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 265 Lake Hayes Road, Arrowtown 9371, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: (03) 442 1090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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