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Pelorus Bridge Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
+64 3-571 6019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped at the Pelorus Bridge Cafe on a recent drive to Nelson. What a delightful setting, made even better by the excellent food selection, much of it prepared and baked on the premises. Service is friendly, efficient and very welcoming. So impressed we also called in on the way back to once again enjoy the Coffee, which is called... More 

Thank Christopher172
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great café with good coffee. A great place to stop and do the walk. The sign said the walk was 4 hours but was only 2.5 hours up to the trig point and return to the car park. Didn't see anyone after the second waterfall (which was Lovely) as I think the 4 hour guide put them off. A lovely... More 

Thank Salcheltenham
Picton, New Zealand
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop if travelling between Blenheim and Nelson. Lovely location beside the river where the barrel scenes in The Hobbit movie were shot. Great fresh food, very friendly service and my tip is, buy one of their gorgeous pies to take home, suggest wild venison or wild pork - yum,yum,yum!

Thank sweetpea65
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat here many times a year and always get greeted with a smile. The shop is mainly run by a lovely country family who know how to do everything from bake to service. I would definitely recommend any one visiting the area to stop in and experience this awesome hospitality.

Thank Shane M
Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stop here when we drive from Picton to Nelson. I absolutely love the setting of the cafe in the native bush. Lots of walks around the area. The staff at the cafe are friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the homemade pies and the cheese scones. Great coffee. Great ice creams. Well worth the stop. Clean toilets too.

Thank Lisa C
Tauranga, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Delightful people behind the counter, delicious food, ( I always buy extra to take away)..peanut brownies the best, as is all we have tasted...my husband in particular, is a regular.

Thank dipage53
Blenheim, New Zealand
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We stopped here for the cafe experience and to get our site for camping. Often going between nelson and Blenheim we stop here as the pies are the best, homemade. Big car park so no problem parking your bus here. Staff are very knowledgeable about the many walks within the reserve too.

Thank c4Barb
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe with home cooked pies and delicious cakes. Thoroughly recommend a stop at this place. Quite small but lovely cosy atmosphere with books to browse through as well!

Thank MHIChris
Mangawhai, New Zealand
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175 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

They are very hospitable here. We stopped by for coffee, but they allow you to use their tables when eating your own picnic food. Next time we will try their lovely pastries and scones. Nice setting surrounded by native bush and a short stroll to the Bridge and the walks in the area.

Thank PatriciaJoy
Collinsville, IL
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186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

We stopped for coffee, they were very accommodating, coffee was great. But their pastries and breakfast items looked fabulous. We tried two different fritters and a sausage roll. WINNER

Thank Mark1Rob

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
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Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +64 3-571 6019
Pelorus bridge is a great little haven to explore for its beautiful bush walks, famous river for swimming and the lovely little cafe nestled in amongst the towering trees and abundent bird life. Come check us out for a coffee, cake or have one of our famous Venison pies we have plenty of choices. Every day the staff are creating something wonderful in the kitchen the smells are to die for, all our food is homemade on the premises, we even have Gluten free.

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