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Sandfly Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
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9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
6432499529
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7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cafe seems to be always packed inside and out and we found out why. Great food, fast service and interesting ambience.

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Thank Jennifer M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish it was a 1-10 rating system because this place deserves at least a 85% but 4* is the closest I can give because the place was lacking in a certain something. I don't know whether it was the service but the as usual in cafes as soon as you attempt to look at the drinks you get asked... More 

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Thank JessMack12
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy and warm Incredibly efficient service, food arrived on the table within minutes Great food Highly recommend as a stop to refresh

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Thank Kim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for coffee and breakfast on the way to Milford Sounds. Great coffee yummy breakfast.... perfectly cooked scrambled & poached eggs, crispy bacon...... great start to an early morning. Bought a couple delisous muffins for later in the day.

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Thank robbhos
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed to the Sandfly for breakfast on our last day. The breakfast menu has a good selection with well priced food. The staff and cafe are welcoming and well layed out. They also have great snack and all day menu.

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Thank Tristan B
Somerset
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cosy and serves great coffee and muffins. Table top games kept the children busy. Service was quick and friendly.

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Thank Lynsay M
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful and early (7am) start to the day before heading off to Milford Sounds. It's clear why the Sandfly Café is so highly rated. Pancakes went down a treat with the kids.

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Thank susanandmark2014
Winter Park, Florida
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sandfly Cafe had some nice offerings for lunch when we were there in May 2016 as part of a honeymoon trip. The staff were very nice and the food was very good quality and very well made so we enjoyed a nice lunch there! Limited seating inside but some nice tables outside as well. Recommended.

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Thank kirkwood_FL
Adelaide, Australia
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful breakfast and coffee with the family. Kids loved the pancakes with banana and bacon. Scrambled eggs on toast were great. Only slight complaint I would have is that the kitchen fumes come into the cafe so you leave with your clothes smelling of bacon cooking.

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Thank DJP_greenhill
Te Anau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in Te Anau for 9 years, just having left to bicycle around the world, we can encourage you to visit the best cafe in Te Anau for coffee and lunch. Friendly staff, great food, we will miss it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: 6432499529

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