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Zookeepers Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Soups,
50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
+64 3-218 3373
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this cozy little cafe in the heart of Invercargill. I had a great casual dinner of blue cod and chips and even a try of "southern sushi" which were tasty. Coffee in the morning was hot and strong. Service on both visits was...More

Thank NicolaFoote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for breakfast and afternoon tea. We had two visits and found the staff lovely, with great food and good coffee both times. Nice atmosphere, eclectic.

Thank Karla D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What amazing cafe, lovely staff,coffee was great and the food was excellent reasonably price the owner/ manager was so pleasent and helpful

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I needed a good breakfast to prepare me for a long day. Stopped at the Zookeepers Cafe which is easy to identify by the large elephant outside. I recommend the eggs and bacon on toast. The coffee is also excellent. Best cafe I have found...More

Thank DavidBrittain
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Zookeepers has been an instant favourite cafe since we moved to Invercargill last year. They offer a unique setting where you can enjoy a quick coffee or dine in for a meal. Their hours are good as they are often the only cafe open after...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Two visits here for breakfast this time, and both were excellent as usual. This is a great, slightly eccentric styled but very welcoming cafe in downtown Invercargill. Great coffee, and great food. I've been here each time I've visited Invercargill over the last four years......More

Thank TheBismarck
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Great food, awesome staff, what more could you want. Have been several times and tried different things, never been disappointed. Keep up the great work guys :D

Thank JoelleOz
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This place is really quirky, lots of animals and curios to look at whilst sipping fabulous coffee. The menu has lots of fresh choices and the prices are reasonable. Lots of people were popping in for coffee and many locals obviously frequent here. The seating...More

Thank AustraliaElise
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Good staff. Good food. Great atmosphere! It's a most interesting café! Lots of arty and animal quirky things to look at. Good coffee.

Thank gunnfam
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Quite interesting decor. Would have been nice 25 years ago. The owner was surprisingly reviewing a staff members performance at the counter in front of customers. Then the owner was speaking at the top of her voice to local customers. We couldn’t hear ourselves talk....More

Thank BrettBega_Australia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-218 3373
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