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Jester House cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-526 6742
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (8 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

Very good quirky cafe with tame eels in stream to feed. Great cakes and coffee. Lovely wooden sculptures for children to play on. Chickens. Cat called Egypt. A fantastic pit stop on way to eg Rabbit island.

Thank LCtravelbug
Reviewed December 9, 2016

Now you can enjoy the Jester menu all day long. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to accommodate your special needs.

Thank DougW964
Reviewed December 7, 2016

We had stayed at the Boot at Jester House which included the breakfast here which was great. The place is really quirky with a fantastic playground and gardens. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank TaylorFamBam
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Just love this cafe and its environment. Excellent coffee and food. Most obliging friendly staff. Thank you

Thank Trina M
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Lovely, gardens, and of course food, really great Seafood Chowder and Black Berry cake , the service was very professional, the best we had in NZ.. Also don't miss feeding the eels, a very special place, don't miss it . !

Thank bilo1
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a place to go on a sunny day and enjoy real al fresco dining experience. There are plenty of sitting options either on a pleasant sunny verandah, or at any shaded picnic tables scattered around extensive gardens. Anywhere you sit, you're surrounded by...More

Thank Monika S
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Very unique venue full of peaceful energy. We enjoyed atmosphere and had relaxing time. A lot of space in the garden and good for family with kids. Also can have fun feeding huge eels. Service was friendly and kind. I had egg and toast focaccia,...More

Thank arepita_rellena
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

What a fun place! They cater for cyclists with hitching posts on the walkway where you can see & hear native birds at play in the stream. Tables are scattered in different areas through the gardens, on the deck under umbrellas, under trees, inside .......More

Thank Sawhira
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2016

Thank you for your great review and so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Jester House.We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience being able to feed wild eels. Then lunch at beautiful cafe. Venison burger was just the best. Staff polite and professional. Highly recommended

Thank HeatherAbbie
Reviewed November 2, 2016

A visit to this establishment is out of the ordinary in every way. This place is famous for its tame eels which can be hand fed. On arrival a water ford has to be crossed. The stream that the eels are in flows across it....More

Thank John V
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Lauren C
December 11, 2017|
Response from jesterhouse | Property representative |
Hi Lauren, Yes we do . Send us an email which you can find on the Jester House website ( sorry I am unable to give it to you directly as trip advisor doesn't allow it) and we can sort it out for you. Thanks Judy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Tasman
  • Phone Number: +64 3-526 6742
  • E-mail
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