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“Great coffee & food - shame the service was average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sandfly Cafe

Sandfly Cafe
9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 31 Restaurants in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great coffee & food - shame the service was average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

As my title suggests - the service left a little to be desired. We ordered inside at the counter, three breakfast meals and two coffees. A short time later two meals arrived, the third meal hadn't been made after a mix up in taking the order even after I repeated the order again as I suspected it could happen :) . Coffees only arrived after the meals were finished which was disappointing. Food, and coffee was lovely as was the cafe itself, just a shame about the service and attention to detail.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We went early in the morning for breakkie before driving up to Milford. The service was friendly and prompt, the food was good and the coffee a lot better than expected. Great spot!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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185 reviews 185 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Coffee was good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

A small town cafe with good coffee. Meals are simple.
Nothing between the Sandfly and the Olive Tree. Both had good coffee and are only a stones throw from each other.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great wee place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

I had the best eggs benedict ever here, and the coffee was surprisingly good for a small town. Great place to go when you can sit outside in the sun. The atmosphere and seating inside isn't as good. The service was indifferent but the good food after a long tramp made up for it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Simply cafe with good value pots of real tea at 4NZ$, helpful staff. Didn't eat but others people's food looked freshly made and tasty.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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