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Pukeko Store and Cafe

37 Main Road | Hari Hari, Harihari 7863, New Zealand
+64 3-753 3192
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“pie” (4 reviews)
“bacon eggs” (2 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
37 Main Road | Hari Hari, Harihari 7863, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Surprise ! The most yummy-looking homemade cakes, slices, and biscuit selection I've come across in nz. Nice coffee too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hinat2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Harihari recently and this store was great. We popped in for coffee on two occasions and had breakfast too. The poached eggs were perfect! Good value for money and well cooked food. Coffee was great too. The store has a very nice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank annej180
heathersY2583ZC, Owner at Pukeko Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Its always nice to see nice people - thanks for calling in and taking a break from your travels. Steve and I are pleased you took the time to enjoy our café. Happy travels for the remainder of your holiday.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim, we stopped for a break at the Pukeko Store and Cafe. The menu had a wide variety of items. We had great coffee and lattes; and their toasted banana bread was out of this world. The owner and baker suggested the special...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 562grahamb
heathersY2583ZC, Owner at Pukeko Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there ! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your time with us - we are pleased you found everything you needed at the Pukeko and hope the rest of your trip was safe and successful. Regards to you both

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Teriffic food. Excellent service. Great facilities. More than happy to accomodate our dietary requirements.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank OchoMocho33
heathersY2583ZC, Owner at Pukeko Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you - its nice to hear that we were able to provide you with the food that suited you - and we appreciate your review. Thanks very much

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really friendly service, great selection of cabinet food. The tables were all nice and clean. I would definitely make a point of stopping here on future trips

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Brooks2111
heathersY2583ZC, Owner at Pukeko Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You're too kind - we love to hear that our place is providing all guests with what we also look for and appreciate in a café or store. Thanks for calling in - let us know when you are next in Hari Hari. Regards

Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

To someone accustomed to city living, this place on the outside looks like a shed, albeit a very well kept one. Inside is a fully equipped cafe as well as a little general store. I dropped in a few times over the course of a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank invis_lady
heathersY2583ZC, Owner at Pukeko Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

Thanks for reviewing your visits with us during your stay in Harihari- it’s aleays nice to hear what we do well and also what needs some effort! Thanks too for posting your pics, really nice to see what guests want to share with others who...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018

The owners were a lot of fun and gave us lots of local information which we found most helpful. As we were going through Harihari again the next day, we stopped in for their great lattes and yummy homemade cakes. A tour bus had also...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Meander03503627037
heathersY2583ZC, Owner at Pukeko Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

What a great couple to have as customers- thanks very much , it was nice to meet you both. I hope you had a safe trip home. Can I smell Granny’s fruit and nut loaf baking?? Regards to you both

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food and coffee and amazing friendly staff!!! We had spiced chai lattes which were divine and a scone (date and orange) delicious and HUGE! 100% recommend you stop in and grab a cuppa and say hello!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sjpeterson0984
Heather S, Owner at Pukeko Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Cheers to you for your wonderful kind review of your stop at the Pukeko, - I'm very happy to hear that both your chai and your scone was enjoyed. Thanks for taking time out from your holiday to post. Thank you, Heather.

Reviewed July 27, 2018

If you want lovely food, great service at a reasonable price then this is the place to stop. There is a huge variety of cabinet food, too much to chose from. Their baking is great too and they have nice coffee and always a friendly...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lilo43
Heather S, Owner at Pukeko Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review - Steve and I appreciate your comments and have passed them on to our lovely staff. Its nice to know that you are regulars at the Pukeko - we hope you continue to call in...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018

Full cabinet with lovely fresh food. Being the middle of winter that was a pleasant surprise. Delicious looking cakes, sandwiches etc. Just grabbed pies as it was pouring with rain and we were hitting the road. They were delicous.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NinniB29
Heather S, Owner at Pukeko Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Steve and I are really pleased you took the time to tell us what you thought of our café and store when you visited - and if I remember the day you and your children called in it was absolutely bucketing down! We like to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Main Road | Hari Hari, Harihari 7863, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Harihari
  • Phone Number: +64 3-753 3192
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Description
We are a convenience store and cafe offering a selection of groceries, souvenirs and bottle shop sales. We have a large range of food available to enjoy in the cafe, but our homemade food is just as easy to have takeout for the traveller looking for picnic foods to enjoy at the nearby Lake Ianthe or eat while driving. We are very proud of the coffee we serve, and we have a lovely range of teas, chai and hot chocolates and also make milkshakes available. This year we are also pleased to offer coffee and tea alternatives turmeric , red velvet ( Beetroot powder and cacao), and gingerbread lattes. Added to our hot drinks this winter is hot blackcurrant and also lemon, honey and ginger drink. We have 3 chilled cabinets for cold drinks, and have ice cream both packaged and in a cone.
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