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The Musterer's Hut Cafe

20 Ruataniwha Road, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0241
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“corn fritters” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Ruataniwha Road, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for breakfast after sleeping in our car in Tekapo and happened upon this rusty pearl. Food werr high standard, decor really querky and staff nice. Fun atmosphere in a lovely little town.

Thank Pepparmynta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to from State Highway 8, just look out for the earthmoving machinery on display. This was used to build the Upper Waitaki power stations in the 1970's

Thank LJB58
Reviewed June 18, 2018

A quirky place which despite the musterers hut decor (old tin dishes and farm equipment, galvanised iron ceiling etc) is lovely and warm with 2 roaring fires. I had a superb tomato soup and asked for and was given extra freshly toasted bread. My partner...More

Thank ciwom
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Nice place to have a coffee and cake - lovely food and good service. Thank you - lovely and warm homely atmosphere.

Thank Airportguesthouse
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Great food and coffee, we arrived just before opening time and they saw us coming so opened early which was nice and not expected. Did was delusions and they were very chd friendly

Thank Nissynu
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Grabbed a coffee and a ground meat pie here when passing by this lovely little town. As a Swede I find it hard to find real good coffee in New Zealand (only referring to regular black coffee), but here they’ve got it! I had to...More

Thank SnarkyGuppy
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We were there for the LOTR tour. We had our lunch there after the tour ended. I had a soup which was really nice. The service is very good too.

Thank JaniceAuYeung
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Purchased three sandwiches, wanted a cup of hot water but was told they charge for hot water even you already made purchase.

Thank Joy J
Reviewed March 11, 2018

We stopped here before we took of for our next destination for some coffee. It was the best coffee we had on our 7 weeks trip in NZ! So if you're near Twizel, take a turn and have some coffee here. The place is just...More

Thank Jeroen B
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Not much to add really. Friendly staff serving good coffee and food. On the edge of town, but in fairly easy walking distance of the centre.

Thank JohnHerring
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Ruataniwha Road, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0241
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At The Musterer's Hut Cafe we specialize in homemade food, made fresh on the premises. Our retro themed cafe is open daily from 9am - 4pm. Relax in the sun while the kids play on our outdoor playground, or play a round of mini golf. Browse in the boutique giftshop for that unique gift. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, unquie decor and friendly staff - it's the place to stop in Twizel!
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