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“Best cafe in the WORLD!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels

Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels
320 Aporo Road, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
0064 3 5266742
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Ranked #8 of 19 things to do in Motueka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The Tame eels at Jester House have been an attraction for 20 years. They are naturally occuring stream fauna in many streams in New Zealand but their numbers have deminished due to habitat destruction and over fishing.This is your chance to get upclose and handfeed these suprising creatures
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“Best cafe in the WORLD!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Grate cafe to visit, the food is amazing, the staff are all very friendly happy, they will greet you with a smile, it has a relaxed atmosphere and unique environment, plenty of space to keep young minds entertained, when you go you've got to go feed the eels, and the owners Steve and Judy ensure quality.
Worth going to visit....
Worth going out of your way for!

Visited December 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The kids loved the eels and the cakes and scones were devine. Well worth a visit. Was pretty busy so we had to park out on the road but once inside there were plenty of tables/seats.

Visited December 2013
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Singapore
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good, fresh food in the Nelson area, entertaining for the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the food, everything made fresh and served by the chef! We got the vegetable burger, lamb burger and kids pasta and pizza. Food was great quality and the kids enjoyed feeding the eels - quite unique. Too bad it was raining or they have a nice outdoor play area for the kids.

Visited December 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We actually stayed at The Boot, the bed and breakfast linked with the Jester House, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The Boot is a very unique accommodation in a secluded beautiful setting behind the Jester House -- built in the shape of a giant boot!

Very cosy, very romantic, and they made us feel soooooo welcome! Something definitely worth checking out.

We had a sumptuous breakfast the next morning over at Jester House. Imaginative and delicious menu choices.

Highly recommended!

Visited September 2013
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Motueka, New Zealand
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“Cafe with beautiful setting - a cut above the rest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Friendly service, interesting menu choices and very pleasant setting. Truly delicious food, and a cut above the rest with regard to ambience and setting. Lucky to have this venue in the little Motueka area.

Visited May 2013
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