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Cafe 39 South

2159 State Highway 4, Owhango, New Zealand
+64 7-895 4888
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“corn fritters” (3 reviews)
“venison” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2159 State Highway 4, Owhango, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Always been consistently good food and coffee at Café 39 and the staff are always friendly. Good service and very warm environment. Worth a visit!

Thank faipula77
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We had a couple of friends staying with us in Taumarunui for the weekend, and decided to bring them here for a late Sunday lunch. What a good decision that was! Vibe: The cafe was very well presented, with a great atmosphere. The comfy couches...More

Thank ScottM-ChrisR
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by chance, as it was raining too heavily to continue driving, and really struck lucky. There is a fairly limited but good menu plus some delicious pies in a cool cabinet (I had venison, which was excellent) plus the usual hot and cold...More

Thank David A
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We took a late checked out of our accommodation in National Park and happened upon cafe 39 South as we headed north. Having driven through Owhango late at night a few of days earlier we didn't even know it was there. Friendly, helpful staff. The...More

Thank simon_nz60
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Tasty breakfast menu and really great coffee in a nice, welcoming cafe on the highway.The big breakfast is delicious! Friendly staff too.

Thank ShortyMc86
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Situated almost exactly on the 39th parallel on State Highway 4 this café offered excellent food and brilliant coffee. Very pleasant staff and a lovely outdoor seating area. Good spot to break a long road trip.

1  Thank chrisatobm
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for coffee. Friendly staff. Coffee strong and the coffee art was worth the stop in itself. A bear or a cat. Good selection of cabinet food. Recommended if passing through about 15 minutes from taumarunui heading south.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for morning tea this day and what a pleasant surprise it was. Coffee was great, service excellent and the table outside in the sun from which to watch the world go by was perfect. Definitely will be calling again. Keep your speed...More

1  Thank BellsNZ
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Nice breakfast, good coffee, set us up for the 42nd Traverse bike ride. Pity the were closed by the time we finished the ride!

1  Thank 455laurie
Reviewed December 3, 2016

I always love a good hot chocolate, but this one was a next level top dog hot choc, the temperature was bang on perfect, the strength of the choc flavour was right on point, and I always love a generous amount of foam on top...More

1  Thank Maria S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2159 State Highway 4, Owhango, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Owhango
  • Phone Number: +64 7-895 4888
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Serving Organico Fair Trade coffee and a range of café food including choices from the breakfast and made to order menus, Café 39 South is a top spot for both Owhango locals and travelers passing through. Café 39 South is the ideal spot to grab a coffee or a bite to eat on your way to and from Mt Ruapehu. Aside from good coffee and an excellent menu, there is plenty of off street parking, great outdoor seating and a modern interior. Café 39 South is located in Owhango on State Highway 4, in the iconic, architecturally designed building that previously operated as Out of the Fog Cafe.
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