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Naked Possum Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European
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158 Carter Road, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
+64 3-524 8433
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Tue 00:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a group of 6, ordered and found the service slow. The food on their menu is some what unusual but also has some traditional options. The food we received was average, certainly nothing to get excited about. And one of us even took their meal back because it was so underwhelming, they offered a half refund... More 

Thank Robbie P
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a great surprise when we got to the end of the shingle road and at the start of the kaituna walk was this cafe. The staff were over and above friendly, a great selection of local food, cakes, coffee and alcohol. Great outdoor area for those summer days. Highly recommended.

Thank PrincessYork
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We arrived here after a trip to Wharariki Beach. The weather was not that great in order to get a good view. Unfortunately the café was average. Can tick it off my list but may not be back.

Thank Roborhodie
nakedpos, Owner at Naked Possum Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there are you sure that it was not the farewell spit cafe that you went to for a view. As we are at the other side of Collingwood, in bush are. Thanks Hannah More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a quiet day. It seems the owners are good at entertaining the locals and not that interested in anyone else! There was a few things "not available" on the menu, but never the less the food we received was very good. However the service let this place down. Kids in the kitchen and entertaining the locals before... More 

2 Thank L8163DFdebbiel
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to the naked possum. It was nice avoiding the crowds of summer and enjoying the sunshine and mild weather of spring. Beautiful, unique food, great coffee and service. We will return 😉

Thank ritaknows
Queenstown, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

It was a beautiful sunny day; Queen's Birthday, a public holiday and perfect for driving over the hill to visit the Naked Possum Cafe. First I checked their website. "Open daily 10:00AM - 4:00PM. So off we went. Over the Takaka Hill. to Collingwood. 91km. 14km from Collingwood up a back road. Well signposted - lots of signposts.. However!!! We... More 

2 Thank David and Liz P
Dunedin, New Zealand
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident while driving and am so pleased we dropped in. It's a very rural and rustic setting with lots of game - wild food - on the menu. I had the thar open sandwich and it was great. Large portion with fresh salad and delicious minced thar pattie. Thar can be tough and very strong tasting... More 

Thank kiwi_dude
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We have been here twice now whilst visiting family in Collingwood. It is know for its unique setting in the wop wops on a metal road in the bush and its pies. We have had the venison and mushroom and the goat curry pies. All home made with great pastry and filling with a salad on the side. Excellent NZ... More 

Thank Sarah C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Great food and coffee. Very child friendly. Great serves and atmosphere. Highly recommended, great value for money. Also have a possum shop.

Thank bernardrenee2016
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

we waited for 55 minutes for our food and found our recommended shareable meal to be not even enough to feed one let alone our 2 pensioner parents, we had dined there before with our family and found it wonderful, we were sadly disappointed this time the kitchen was over staffed with everyone standing around while the chef/cook did almost... More 

1 Thank NelsonCityHoliday

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 18
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Carter Road, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: +64 3-524 8433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?