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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in the bush with inside and outdoor seating, this cafe has good coffee and a moderate selection of healthy food. Outdoor fire and room for children to run round make it an excellent stop after the bush walk or trip to Salisbury Falls and bridge for a swim.

Thank Faye_and_Peter_11
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovey meal curry goat pie & great coffee to full foe cake so did take away & then enjoyed a beautiful walk in the woods

Thank ahemming2017
New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice coffee and slice. Pleasant folk style surroundings. Friendly staff. Somewhat remote, but that adds to the ambiance. Would like to try a lunch there next time.

Thank HeyLittleHen
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We sent an email checking the cafe was open and got no reply. Due to the positive reviews we made the journey anyway and found a folksy set up. Walking in you get the feeling you have come to the wrong place, some young ladies with babies, a toddler on a bike, no one actually speaks to you or helps... More 

Thank AcerFrance
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee after a walk up the kaituna valley (to see the gold workings) and couldn't resist the amazing pies which had just come out of the oven. Crisp feathery pastry and the most melt in your mouth version cooked in red wine. Not to be missed!!!

Thank Sandyexpat
Perth, Australia
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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93 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
12 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

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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
US$4 - US$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
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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?