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Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Cust $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
1697 Cust Road, Cust, New Zealand
+64 3-312 5595
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1697 Cust Road, Cust, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, fast service and nice people. Good variety on the menu. Just a pleasant atmosphere and enjoyable place to spend a few hours. In conjunction with the food there is a quirky artifact shop.

Thank Karen W
Nannyannie21, Owner at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your good experience at Route 72, much appreciated. xxx

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for brunch and was offered a window table in the upstairs section. Waitress knew that while the table was reserved, the party weren't due until 1 pm. Great service didn't end there. Food excellent and attentive service. Definitely will be back!

Thank MadAnn2015
Nannyannie21, Owner at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, much appreciated. x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a splendid country oasis, nestled in the charming village of Cust, between Rangiora and Oxford. Definitely stop for lunch or afternoon tea as you will be looked after by Annette and her staff. If you're a fan of hearty portion sizes, great atmosphere and...More

Thank Old V
Nannyannie21, Owner at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Gosh, how lovely. Thank you for your kind words and posative review. We really appreciate your custom. x

Reviewed June 11, 2017

My wife and myself had lunch at route 72 today - only place to go for superb vegetarian options. Awesome food and they use so much imagination and presentation is tops. We decided this is definitely a place we will be making repeat visits to....More

Thank Paul S
Nannyannie21, Owner at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI, we really appreciate your recommendation and appreciation of our vegetarian menu, this was created by a world class chef and our dedicated in house team. xxx

Reviewed April 29, 2017

We've been intending to visit for ages and today was the day. I'm not going to rabbit on about this place as it is simply an exceptional cafe/ restaurant doing exceptional food. Both of our meals were beautiful which is rather a rarity but even...More

Thank 556suzannec
Nannyannie21, Owner at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, your review has made our day as we do try to bring all that you have said to your table. Kind regards, Annette

Reviewed March 13, 2017

I have been here a few times - a couple of times for a meal and other times to look at the emporium which is chocka block full of goodies. The restaurant has upstairs and downstairs seating as well as outside. The seats by the...More

Thank margiesharkey
Nannyannie21, Manager at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, we really appreciate it and we are glad you enjoy coming, xxx

Reviewed February 21, 2017

The only happy outcome of the recent Kaikoura earthquake has been the need to travel different roads around the South island. Hence I found Cust and Route 72 cafe. This cafe had the BEST bacon and scrambled eggs I have ever enjoyed. The quality of...More

Thank janetcF1052UJ
Nannyannie21, Manager at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your experience with us and for your posative feedback, much appreciated. We look forward t looking after you again. Kind regards, Annette.

Reviewed February 4, 2017

Went for lunch today with a girlfriend and her mother. Rather busy so service was a bit slow. Ordered our meal and we did ask for a 1/2 size meal for my Girlfriend's mother as she is not a big eater but they could not...More

Thank 22Kazza7
Nannyannie21, Owner at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2017

Thank you so much for your honesty for the good and bad. The manager will be very cross with himself for letting himself down - "grumpy" is not a good feedback. As we always happily give "take home" packages it really wasn't a problem so...More

Reviewed February 3, 2017

An extended family, we were at the end of a great day visiting this part of the country. The happy but tired two year old was served her meal first....so astute and thoughtful. Thank you. We selected a range of burgers, including one vegetarian, and...More

Thank Dale W
Nannyannie21, Owner at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2017

Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate you bringing your guests and the time you have given to share your experience. Kind regards, Annette.

Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We were a bit late for the breakfast menu but they still cooked it for us. Thanks team. The emporium is full of little wonders to look at and purchase.

Thank farmgirl676
Nannyannie21, Owner at Route 72 Cafe Bar & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2017

So glad we could help! Thanks for sharing your experience. Kind regards, Annette.

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dvwrholland
April 29, 2017|
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Response from Nannyannie21 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquirey, most of our meals are already gluten free in the form they are presented in the menu. Others can be adjusted to make them gluten free, ie, substituting noodles for rice. We have gluten free bread... More
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jacobus_10
April 2, 2016|
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Response from Nannyannie21 | Property representative |
Hi, Route 72 is open six days a week, closed Mondays. The café opens at 8am for coffee, 9am for breakfast. Lunch runs from 11.30 to 3pm. The café closes at 4pm every day but Friday, Friday night s open with dinner from 5.30... More
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jacobus_10
April 2, 2016|
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Response from Nannyannie21 | Property representative |
Route 72 Cafe Bar Emporium is fully licenced and open Tuesday to Sunday, closed Mondays and public holidays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1697 Cust Road, Cust, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Cust
  • Phone Number: +64 3-312 5595
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