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Sandfly Cafe

9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 9529
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“salmon bagel” (7 reviews)
“carrot cake” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped in for morning tea. We were served by a staff member with a great sense of humour. We got hot drinks and a muffin - we were offered butter, cream or yogurt. Hubby quipped "Or all of the above" - and that is...More

Thank mumofzephyr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started each morning during our stay at Te Anu with breakfast at The Sandfly. Delicious food, good price, and very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town on a Sunday about a month ago and most places seemed to be closed. We ended up nibbling at the few places that were open and Sandfly definitely took the cake. Had we known what we know now, we would have...More

1  Thank Jason G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast salad is so good that I had to have it two days in a row! Poached egg, haloumi, avocado- so yum. Coffee is good too. Seats are limited but worth a wait.

Thank Lisa_WLG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in Te Anau and both mornings had breakfast here because it was so good! The first day I had the hash brown stack while my husband had the full brekkie. So much food, we couldn't finish. They're flat white coffees were...More

Thank tspath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of room to sit inside and out of this nice cafe. No lake view but you did get a fabulous view of the mountains. Nice food and they cater for gluten free.

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to grab breakfast. Delicious menu and good service. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal.

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had breakfast here both mornings we were in Te Anau it was that good. Coffee is great and the Eggs Benny was superb. Recommended.

Thank ustripfeb2010
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Husband and I had hours to kill after glow worm tour was cancelled. Cafe has loads of character, decent menu and a great selection of treats. Portions were massive. My coffee was slightly burnt but husband's was fine. Great seating indoor and out when the...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Reviews told us to go here and they were not wrong. Good place for lunch and really filling. They have vegan options too which is great - you usually don't find that in small towns.

Thank Daniela P
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14 December 2015|
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Response from Kaylene K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they would be open. I didn't need a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 9529
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