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“Great Coffee and staff needs an update. ”
Review of Zookeepers Cafe

Zookeepers Cafe
Ranked #11 of 101 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I had only come in to get a coffee and a hot chocolate both were great and served with a smile :) best coffee in town id say. Only thing that lets the place down is it feels cluttered and looked in need of a spruce up :( but other than that great coffee and service.

Thank P3tl0v3r
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Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

An odd one admittedly, but really good. Dropped by for breakfast one morning and was not disappointed. Reasonably priced and really cool, zoo-inspired surroundings.

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Thank adamson20
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We used to enjoy going to this cafe but the service leaves a lot to be desired and the decor is desperately needing updating. Yes its hip and different but when you want a quiet coffee and want to talk to the person next to you it was near impossible with kids sliding down the balustrades of the stairs and running riot around the cafe. Yep it used to be great but no we wont be going back. There are plenty of really good cafe's in Invercargill now thankfully were you are spoilt for choice. Sorry Zookeepers but you have to lift your game and not rely on the past.

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Thank K T
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Stopped here for brunch, as it looked quite funky from the outside. From the outset, the experience was quite hard work, as the person behind the counter was "odd" to say the least. He seemed surprised that we were there and wanted to order and we had to repeat everything we said several times as well. The coffee arrived fairly quickly, but was very bitter and over-extracted - definitely not worth the $4.20 each we paid for them. The food was OK, although quite expensive for the portion sizes we received. I was a little disappointed that the hollandaise sauce on my eggs bene was a bland, pre-prepared sauce from a bulk bottle and the side salad was definitely out of place with the dish.The big breakfast my friend got looked good - gave me food envy...
Probably won't go back.

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1  Thank Aldous D
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Great wee cafe with attitude.... Good menu, lots of honest options served by great staff and theres a real live buzz about the place, all with good music... its got style and pizzaz, (it's fitted out like a zoo). Its always good to speak to the Boss and Paul makes a choice coffee. The Seafood chowder was fresh, hot and flavoursome, its a meal in itself...... a must visit if in town...

Thank Kenny P
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