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Niagara Falls Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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256 Niagara Waikawa Road, Niagara 9884, New Zealand
+64 3-246 8577
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Grand Baie
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Niagara Falls cafe was recommended to us by some local Kiwis so we decided to make a visit as it was on our way. Unfortunately, this was without doubt the worst mistake we could have ever made. As we entered the vibe was quite uncomfortable. No one paid any attention to us and we then ordered our food. The food... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this cafe reasonably priced, with a lovely garden and nice areas to sit. It also stocked some good nz souveniers.

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Thank dedicatedtraveller14
Fuengirola, España
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way from Invergarill to Dunedin we found this marvellous place for having a cafe latte and a muffin! Really delicious... Do not missed, you will be pleasantly surprised!

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Thank jctorresro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a beautiful sunny day we sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the view of rolling country and sheep. The garden is lovely, with trees, lots of flowers, shrubs and roses. The service was friendly and prompt and the food excellent with local produce nicely presented. It was hard to choose with all the delicious looking baked goods but... More 

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Thank JofromFrance1
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on our tour of the Catlins by car. The cafe was lovely. We had coffees with savory scones and fruit muffin. All lovely.would have been 5 stars if all delivered together!

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Thank Kate R
Auckland
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142 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only place for dinner in the area and they do not stay open late - the latest reservation they would take was 6.30 pm on a Tuesday evening. As it happened we were heading back through at 5.00 pm from our afternoon jaunt and decided to see if they could take us earlier - not a problem... More 

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Thank Kiwidreamer
New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly staff at an old school house café. We had a delicious vegetable scone which kept us going. The café also has local art for sale and nice gardens with cute different color sheep running around. The café is quite trendy looking. If you prefer fish and chips, there is a small outside truck stop further down the road.

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Thank Lisa C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Well worth a visit to this locally run cafe providing tasty meals mainly from home grown ingredients.

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Thank Elspeth D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We called in with a motorcycle club ride on a beautiful day, enjoying the twisties and the beautiful Catlins scenery. The coffee was very good, the service excellent and the food turned out to be the highlight of the day! I had the beef burger with fries. Every part of the meal was better than any other restaurant burger I've... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

When in the Catlins, Waikawa and curio Bay you will find many interesting things to do. The one thing that will be hard to find is a place to eat. You are basically at the end of the earth and further south you will find the roaring forties. The Niagara Falls Cafe is one of those rare places where you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Niagara Waikawa Road, Niagara 9884, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Niagara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-246 8577

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?