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Pukeko Junction

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Rt 1, Amberley 8251, New Zealand
(03) 314-8834
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent coffee

Nice cafe bar with a brilliant selection of the amazing local Waipara wines. Good quality sweet & savoury cafefood. A friendly atmosphere and the place to buy excellent locally made bread.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
jacaranda360
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Nice cafe bar with a brilliant selection of the amazing local Waipara wines. Good quality sweet & savoury cafefood. A friendly atmosphere and the place to buy excellent locally made bread.

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Amberley, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife an I drop in for a coffee and dessert from time to time. As we live only 500 meters away, we no longer stop off for lunch. The food is always great, the coffee is delicious, the service is very friendly, my only negative comment is the time to receive your order at the table. This has always... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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211 reviews 211 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I have stopped off several times for breakfast over the years and it always good, as is the coffee. The full breakfast at $19 was what I opted for on my last visit on Xmas Eve 2014. The only downside or improvement\suggestion would be not to have the $2 add-on for two sausages and also add a homemade hash brown.... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Excellent variety of scrumptious and well presented counter and menu food. My Moccha was just how I like it. Lots of variety of seating in and out and small chairs for kids. Has a log fire for the winter too. Gift shop next door with some lovely stuff. Staff friendly efficient and well presented. Even the bathrooms are worth a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I frequent this place often. Service and quality of food always, always amazing. Staff are so friendly even when things are hectic and restaurant is full on busy. We've never had to wait long for our orders. Highly recommend to my family and friends.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Travelling Christchurch to Nelson, we dropped in here to fuel ourselves before continuing north. The four of us had cabinet food that each came with a salad. And what a great salad we got. Very different, but certainly tasty, nourishing and filling. I had the curried kumara filo, another at our table had the stuffed pumpkin, my wife had a... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Whenever I have travel between Nelson and Christchurch I always make a point of stopping at Pukeko Junction. The food is utterly delicious and the staff are really welcoming and polite. A particularly notable experience really set this place and its staff apart for me. Recently I visited Pukeko Junction with my mother after a trip down to Christchurch and... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place to stop when heading to Hanmer, the West Coast or Kaikoura. The food is great, the service good and you'll feel reinvigorated for your trip north.

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have stopped here three times now on our way to and from Hanmer. The quality and choice of food is top rate, pity about the service. Each time we have been left waiting, for either the coffee or food. Today we had a very nice lunch and asked for our coffee to be served when the slice of cake... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Probably one of the best cafés I have eaten at! Food was amazing and great value for money. Took us ages to order because there were so many tasty looking options. Recommend getting the salad with your meal, it was divine!! Would loved to have had any one of their delectable looking desserts 😋 but I was so full from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rt 1, Amberley 8251, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: (03) 314-8834

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