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Pelorus Bridge Cafe

5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
+64 3-571 6019
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ultra friendly staff and great service. The Pork kumera and apple pie IS THE BEST PIE IN THE COUNTRY. I bought an extra and took home to one of my sons and he agreed.

Thank Vern H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this cafe impressed me - the delicious food created on the premises, the staff who obviously enjoy serving and interacting with their customers, and last but not least the fact they’re making a real effort to cut down on packaging and waste -...More

Thank Luv2C2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on our way back from Nelson for a coffee. There was just something about the place that was special. Coffee was excellent, food was excellent, atmosphere was excellent, service was excellent. Been in a lot of cafes recently and this was by far...More

Thank walkingtheearth2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of food which was very tasty and friendly service. Well set up with picnic tables outside amongst the trees.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stop for a coffee, snack or meal if you are visiting Pelorus Bridge. The coffee is excellent and we loved their mince and cheese pie. The staff are really friendly and chatty.

Thank SuzieLee71
Reviewed 19 March 2018

On a rainy travel day, between Motueka and Blenheim, needing a bathroom, we pulled into what we thought would be just a park with a few walk and public bathrooms. What a lovely surprise to find this small cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. We...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We were driving from Motueka to Blenheim and found this along the way. We actually stopped to stretch our legs and look at the bridge and river. There are many walking paths around here too as well as a campground. We were surprised at how...More

Thank Car0le88
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We have called here many times en route to Nelson and it has always provided good food at reasonable prices. The range shows imagination and variety.

Thank David W
Reviewed 25 January 2018

At the location of Pelorus bridge where the Hobbbit barrel scene was shot. Simple friendly cafe with indoor and outdoor tables. Not high end food. Very basic but good tea and coffee and lots of nicely made food treats. We enjoy visiting here and having...More

Thank KiwiPeregrinator
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a good place for lunch or to pick up a sandwich for a hike. They have a small selection of pastries and all look good. There's also ice cream for hot days. It's also the only cafe for kilometers. I recommend it and...More

Thank skatecreekrd
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +64 3-571 6019
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Pelorus bridge is a great little haven to explore for its beautiful bush walks, famous river for swimming and the lovely little cafe nestled in amongst the towering trees and abundent bird life. Come check us out for a coffee, cake or have one of our famous Venison pies we have plenty of choices. Every day the staff are creating something wonderful in the kitchen the smells are to die for, all our food is homemade on the premises, we even have Gluten free.
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