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“Well worth the visit”
Review of Naked Possum Cafe - CLOSED

Naked Possum Cafe
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Driving up to the Naked Possum you start to wonder what on earth you will find, especially when you hit the unsealed road. But this is a really neat cafe, with good coffee and food and in the most delightfully random location.

Thank hunm
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is an unique place to eat if you are visiting Golden Bay, its well signed posted on the road between Takaka and Collinwood, about 2 KM off the road on a gravel track.

There is a good sized outside seating area which has a lovely open fire, so you can sit outside even during the winter months, or you can sit inside, again there is a wood burner but this wasn't on the day we visited so it was a little chilly.

The staff are super friendly and service is prompt.

We highly recommend the pies they are absolutely delicious, the portions are large, the pies are severed with wedges and a mixed salad, we sampled the pork & kumara one and the venison and mushroom one these were $25 each, the children both had nacho's which again were large portions and very tasty, these were $14. Coffees and hot chocolates were very nice also. The price was very good for the quality and quantity of food.

if you happen to be in this area, then the naked possum is well worth a visit, and although it was a week day in the middle of winter there were quite a number of people there.

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2  Thank Herefordshire
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Well worth a stop for a cup of coffee and a snack. Great service, friendly staff, knowledgeable about the region

Thank Janr20
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

It's a 45 minutes drive from takaka (my girlfriend was driving) but it was definitely worth it. There was a nice trio performing (Johnny Cash covers) and the food was great. As much as you could eat for only $30.00 and 1 drink included. They even forgot to charge us, but we were honest. When there's no spit roast organized you can order from the menu mainly "wild game" related food. Next to the restaurant there's a Possum factory where you can buy nipple warmers for only $7.00 and there's a nice track/walk what you can do. Naked Possum is definitely a "Must Do" if you come to Golden Bay!

2  Thank palynn182
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Took a hike of the nearby trail and came out starving. The Naked Possum was just the ticket. Food was delicious and the staff very friendly and fun. Loved eating outdoors by the old fireplace and hearing the story of the problem possums in New Zealand. Bought a pair of beautiful merino wool and possum gloves in their neat shop.

2  Thank MichelleG149
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