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The Trading Post

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little cafe - it is also a little book shop and has lots of great books. The staff are awesome - super friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 4, 2020

They had sheepskins on the seats outside to make it really comfortable. In a lovely spot with really great coffee and food. Had a fabulous lunch here.

Date of visit: November 2020
Toni Glover, Owner at The Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much Shelley!

Reviewed November 27, 2020

Very charming little spot. I stopped here to have a devonshire tea. Sat outside on a beautiful sunny day. The lady that served me was friendly and my scone was fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: March 2020
Toni Glover, Owner at The Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2020

Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed November 10, 2020 via mobile

Great coffee and yummy smoothie - quite a small offering but what’s there looks great. Service was friendly and quick. Beautiful spot to sit and relax

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 1, 2020

Such a charming spot to stop for coffee and a bite to eat. Hostess is so welcoming too. Sit inside out of the cold or outside when the sun is out, either is as enjoyable. You'll be sorry if you missed this quaint cafe.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 28, 2020 via mobile

Cute little spot with fantastic coffee and lovely range of gifts. The outdoor setting is beautiful & they have cosy blankets for cooler days.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020

This was excellent and a great find. The carrot cake was amazing, one of the best I've had. The turmeric latte was very good. Wonderful service, highly recommend this if you are travelling to Glenorchy then definitely visit this place.

Date of visit: September 2020
Kinloch_Lodge, Owner at The Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2020

Thanks so much for your lovely review!

Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

Hidden gem in GY great coffee and lots of treats to choose from. Thank you to the host who was super attentive to ensure we got everything we wanted.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Delicious coffee, soup and toasties. The manager was flat out but very friendly. The bread was the absolute highlight - we are all trying to work out how it was made. 😀

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

A gorgeous little shop with delicious cakes and drinks. The carrot cake did not disappoint and the mocha was very tasty too. A very nice place to stop after the drive and then wander around the waterfront. Such a pretty area.

Date of visit: March 2020
Kinloch_Lodge, General Manager at The Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2020

Thanks for your lovely review

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