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Haast - Otoko Espresso

Marks Road Haast, Haast 7844, New Zealand
+64 3-750 0102
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Marks Road Haast, Haast 7844, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 30, 2016

Stopped in for a snack and had FRESH whitebait fritter. Perfectly cooked, delivered as tradition has it(on white bread) - brilliant. Nice berry smoothie as well... Worth the stop

Thank flatstanli
Reviewed January 24, 2016

Awesome liltle Bussines! Great set up good coffee and nice staff and nice whitebait sandwidches.......

Reviewed January 23, 2016

Stopped here for some whitebait patties as you do on the West Coast and the lady who runs the food van was lovely. Very chatty whilst the pattie was cooking and told us about the West Coast and what parts were her favourite. The pattie...More

Thank miz_mandah
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

A very tiny food truck with a very friendly lady who serves terrific coffee. It was really a good idea to stop for coffee in Haast!

Thank iWiebe
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Stopped at this cute tin food van foe lunch as was not disappointed. I am embarrassed to say that after polishing off a whitebait omelette we shared a venison burger...flavoursome and tender. Cannot recommend one over the other so have both. We sat on grass...More

Thank L R
Reviewed June 9, 2015

It was a lovely surprise to find the perfect meal when you least expect it - we had a superb venison burger comprising a couple of slices of fillets seared quickly to keep it juicy and tender and also the national dish of whitebait patties...More

1  Thank cookingmelbourne
Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have made a habit of stopping in at Otoko for superb whitebait and good coffee for five years now. A real gem of a spot and a lovely lady. Highly recommend.

1  Thank MODNZ
Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Best whitebait fritters in NZ, and Robyn is an incredibly generous host for anyone passing through (or even staying!) in Haast. Thanks for your hospitality-we'll be back.

1  Thank Synchro007
Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We came through Haast on a motorbike trip and stopped for a coffee. You have to stop a Otoko Espresso and see Robyn for coffee and whitebait fritters. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Wolfram S
Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was a magic place to stop, fabulous coffee, fantastic smoothies and the whitebait fritters were stunning. All made by a very friendly and lovely lady. A clever caravan style cafe set in the majestic surroundings of the Haast area.

1  Thank KrissyG241
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Are there any seating area around the food van? Thanks.
October 28, 2015|
Response from cookingmelbourne | Reviewed this property |
No seating when we were there. We hung around the van, ate and chatted to the friendly woman preparing our food. I wouldn't want to sit around in any case because of the midges. Make sure you apply midge repellent before... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$4 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marks Road Haast, Haast 7844, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Haast
  • Phone Number: +64 3-750 0102
OTOKO ESPRESSO HAS RELOCATED TO INVERVCARGILL. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES. WE WILL OPERATE IN HAAST FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY EACH YEAR. SO SORRY BUT KIDS COME FIRST. DO FIND ME, IT IS WORTH IT Otoko espresso serves not only great coffee but the best value whitebait patties in Haast. Also on the menu is aged organic venison burgers, delicious smoothies and frappes. A true blue West Coaster owns and operates Otoko espresso and I guarantee you a memorable experience to share with your family and friends back home.
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