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Rivers Cafe

51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9009
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank pie” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“brownie” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Murchison is a ranch town that we stumbled on driving the lost roads out to New Zealand’s West Coast. It’s a great town surrounded by mountains and at its center is the Rivers. We bought coffee, cake and lunch to go- all great and priced...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the coffee here but I find the choice of food limited. For me, at least. I don't like cheese. Odd, I know but many of the non-desert food options have cheese involved. If I want something without sugar and not deep fried, I'm...More

Thank Alli C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time eating here, the first was ok enough for a return trip but this second visit will be our last. I ordered the lamb kebab, the young man on the till had no idea weather it had salad or not so...More

Thank kai-notes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped there for a late breakfast and/or early lunch on our way from Nelson to Hanmer Springs. The coffee was good, as were the food items (we had a lemon tart, muffin and a burger). Very generous portions, like the burger with fries.

Thank Wolf_W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you drive through Murchison I highly recommend stopping at the Rivers Cafe. A nice atmosphere and great menu are good reasons to choose this location. Only 4 stars because compared to other restaurants I know it's not an outstanding quality or variety.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

good food with a great outside eating area.They where very busy when I stopped for lunch The staff where really great

Thank 2016kath
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Nice food but a little bit too expensive. We paid 54 NZD for a light lunch, two drinks and some wedges.

Thank Cbr9415
Reviewed 10 March 2018

I loved calling at Rivers Cafe, but the last 2 times I really didn't enjoy the food. The toasted muffin was soggy, as the water from the not properly drained spinach. The eggs, sauce hollandaise tasteless and the bacon had still the rind on. A...More

Thank Glamping-Golfer
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We were passing through Murchison on our travels and decided to stop for a coffee. This café was recommended and so we tried it. We each had a date and orange scone and a good cup of coffee. Staff were very friendly and the ambience...More

Thank Car0le88
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I had spinach and feta quiche which was lovely. My partner had the vegetarian breakfast which a huge plateful and very filling. Consisted of vege pattie, mushrooms, onions, eggs, capsicum, pumpkin and more. Very impressed and a great alternative to the usual bacon/eggs etc. The...More

Thank Foodape
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24 December 2017|
Response from CaroleR9 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t help you .. I’d suggest giving them a call.. Merry Christmas Carole xx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9009
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Comfortable, friendly cafe with great atmosphere; home style cooking, eclectic menu. Spacious outdoor seating area; watch the street scene whilst enjoying a coffee.All day (in season); fully licensed. Cafe style during day; evening restaurant.
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