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“Warm and friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Catlins Cafe

Catlins Cafe
Ranked #2 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Owaka
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: European, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A warm and friendly dining experience. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner using the freshest ingredients, home style cooking and generous servings. For those wanting a quick option we also offer traditional NZ Takeaways including Fish, Chips and Burgers
Otago Peninsula, NZ
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Warm and friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

We called in here twice in our time in the Catlins, relaxing on the vintage sofas and chairs in front of the cosy wood burner. This is a good place to hang out when it's raining. They've got good wi fi (Owaka's the last chance for reception before you reach Fortrose). The staff are friendly and my salads and chips were great.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank kiwique
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OwakaSteve, Owner at Catlins Cafe, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Yes we do make a good place to escape the rain, it's a shame we had to have the fire on in summer though...
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Praa Sands, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, ambience and welcoming hosts.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Cosy cafe with great atmosphere, nice fireplace, smiles and authentic homemade food. Best in South Otago. Fully recommend it.

Visited February 2014
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Thank JohnnyFC
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OwakaSteve, Owner at Catlins Cafe, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Very kind words thank you JonnyFC, it was our pleasure.
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Helsinki
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice service, good coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

This funkly little cafe was just what we needed to brighten up our road trip. Nice selection of cakes to go with coffee, vintage decor.

Visited February 2014
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Thank boxfishlover
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OwakaSteve, Owner at Catlins Cafe, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Pleased we could brighten up your day! The weather hadn't been the best :-(
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Goondiwindi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

The place was very clean and the service was good. Generous portion sizes for the money and a reasonable selection of items on offer. I was really blown away by the size of the ice creams! I would definitely go again.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Justin D
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OwakaSteve, Owner at Catlins Cafe, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thanks for your comments Justin, country sized ice creams here!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner there tonight. Very friendly staff and services was very quick. Meals were decent size, home cook and home grown produce. I had chicken and my partner had the fish.. very tasty. All in all a very pleasant experience. Will be coming back and will definitely recommend.

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Thank sammyjcasey
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OwakaSteve, Owner at Catlins Cafe, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thank you for your review, very kind. I have passed on your comments to the crew that was working.
Cheers,
Steve
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