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Ashford Craft Shop & Cafe

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145 West St, Ashburton, New Zealand
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Hidden - off the main road

Ideal for a relaxed lunch or coffee. Nice in the summer to sit outside. Last time I dropped in for lunch it was so full we couldn't get a table. Plenty of parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
Ashburton, New Zealand
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I personally love eating at Ashfords great food aswell as selection, and gluten free. Service is Fantastic with a smile too.. I have a group of crafty friends its such a joy to walk in with a fellow crafters discussing ideas. Wonderful colours and many fresh ideas with the knowleagable and talented ladies in the shop.. so if you are... More 

Thank jax121
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The craft shop was well stocked and well run with a good range of goods. The cafe, too, was above average with an unusually good range of quality food for sale, fine for the tastebuds but maybe not always quite so good for the waistline (eg the brownie)! Judging by the numbers of customers the locals are also appreciative of... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Ideal for a relaxed lunch or coffee. Nice in the summer to sit outside. Last time I dropped in for lunch it was so full we couldn't get a table. Plenty of parking.

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We dropped in here just by chance prior to leaving Ashburton for the drive to Blenheim. What a surprise ! As soon as the owners (mother and daughter) found out about my wife and daughters interest in felting, the four of them all got together for an impromptu one hour felting tutorial. Aside from that, it is definitely worthwhile checking... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Used to love coming to this quaint little cafe but on a visit a a few days ago was shocked by the very over-priced quiche and pasta. Shop wanted to charge for parmesan cheese also! Bye bye guys. Good Luck!

Thank Greglovitch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

We always stop by on our travels to have a break here and look at the beautiful wool and crafts. Although the crafts and wool shops are great the restaurant is completely average. The food is nothing special, just the usual counter food and the make of coffee they use is truly not the nicest that I have tasted. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 West St, Ashburton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: 308-9085


Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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