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Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar is located mid-way around the Catlins portion of the Southern Scenic Route. It is an ideal stopover at the iconic attractions, McLean Falls and Cathedral Caves. There is a broad mix of accommodation and powered sites at this overnight stopover. The food is chef prepared, restaurant style with great coffees and local beers and wines. Prices are fair and the food is fresh. Check out the free app available for download to Hike & Drive your way around the Catlins.
Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stopped here after a morning of driving and short walks from Kaka Point. We didn't have a packed lunch and were wanting fries again after the delicious ones we had the previous night at The Point Cafe. So before our walk to the McLean Falls we stopped here, I had read about this place on trip advisor before our trip. We weren't sure what beer battered fries were but saw a plate of fries come out for a couple by us. So we ordered them. YUMMM. They were cooked perfect, with a choice of two dipping sauces. Don't miss the little frog in the tank by the front door.

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Thank SPF04
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had been out at the nearby waterfalls and it was pouring rain that day, so we were a bit wet to say the least. They had a lovely fire going and before you know it we were dry. We ordered the lamb burgers - absolutely delicious! Coffee was also great. The service was wonderful and friendly and the whole environment was comfortable and easy. I would recommend making a special stop just to enjoy their lamb burgers.

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Thank Evelyn R
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

We holidayed in the Catlins area for a week between Curio Bay and Owaka . We had lunch here on day one . The food is delicious and the coffee is great .There is a fun vibe with the Whistling Frog theme . The Manager and staff are very friendly . All in all a good experience . We ended up back there for 2 more lunches and a morning tea . We drove 1 hour return from another town to have dinner at the Whistling Frog on our last night in the Catlins after a disappointing meal the night before in the town we were staying in . Again the food was delicious . Well done Whistling Frog

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Thank Kiwifreespirits
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Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

A very convenient lunch spot between visiting the waterfall and the caves.
Service was a bit slow but the food was worth the wait. Free WiFi.

Thank DMcGibbon
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

What a great place, last meal before heading into the bush for a couple of days, food was SO fresh could tell it wasn't factory food but farm fresh, Guy who owns it was helpful in regards to the track we were walking and asked a few questions as well, felt comfortable and homely, service was fine and they let me know right away when there was a change in one of the things we ordered, a MUST go to if in the area!

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Thank Karlosdajackel
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