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Last Light Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Fusion,
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
+64 3-226 6667
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“preserves” (3 reviews)
“venison steak” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here on the way down to the catlins for lunch. Just had the venison pie and bought some home grown products. All were amazing. As soon as you walked in the cafe you just felt these people know how to look after customers.

Thank Brian080518
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best meals I have had in who knows how long. I am from Perth in Australia and this place beats so many places I have been in there. Excellent

Thank Amandakatzone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just Brilliant. Make it a destination. HIgh quality food made with home grown ingredients and a great bar.

Thank KaPai45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a large menu but everything on it looked great I had their steak meal, my steak was cooked to perfection and topped with a whiskey pepper sauce. They also make jams and chutneys on site from the large gardens which the owner was very...More

Thank aytosdairy
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Great food and coffee in the cafe that is also part of the Last Light Lodge accommodation complex. It was a lovely surprise to food and coffee of this quality in small-town Western Southland, and the drinks list was also pretty good. Home made breads...More

Thank KiwiCriticDunedin
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Great home cooked meals. Dinner, Lunch and breakfast. We enjoyed all the meals, took some take a way's with us to have on the Humpridge track.

Thank coober
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice café!!! Super nice breakfast!!! Super café and super homemade muffin !!! Thank you so much!!!!!

Thank Sandro V
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We were all very glad we stopped here. The coffee and toasted sandwiches were awesome and the food cabinet looked inviting. Friendly and efficient.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Had a lovely Venison main dish. The blue cod my friend had looked even better! The best place to go before doing the Hump Ridge Track!

Thank MarGrant
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Just love this place, free parking, plenty of space, good food love the coffee and the staff were friendly. recommend

Thank dipendrapradhan
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17 November 2017|
Response from Violaine_Dumas | Property representative |
hi, we cn mke you sandwiches if you pre order them. we are selling cookies as well. in town, there is a foursqure where you can buy your groceries. cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Tuatapere
  • Phone Number: +64 3-226 6667
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We have a passion for food and flavour... Fantastic coffee, hearty breakfasts, yum lunches and many delicious home baked goodies. The menu covers many aspects of cuisine : gluten free, vegetarian, international tastes with fusion styles and classic dishes made with quality kiwi products.
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