We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Sandfly Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
6432499529
Website
Today
07:00 - 16:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

632 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 604: English reviews
Idleyld Park, Oregon
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food and the best coffee in Te Anau. Breakfast selection is fantastic. We like the thru town very body was very friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Bill B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
253 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dropped in just for coffee which was excellent and we definitely recommend. We didn't eat but saw the food being delivered to other tables. It all looked delicious.

Helpful?
Thank RaJSheffield
Te Anau, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped briefly today for coffee and a sandwich - snappy service and good quality sandwich fillings!

Helpful?
Thank tomelliot53
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice meals, cakes and GREAT Coffee. Good staff. Nice setting with both indoors and outdoors. Good value.

Helpful?
Thank Graham B
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very popular cafe in Te Anau. Great coffee and cheese rolls. We didn't try other food. Highly recommended!

Helpful?
Thank Pudding20142014
California
Level Contributor
64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a wonderful lunch at the Sandfly Cafe based on reviews on TA. Very busy place so it was obvious the food must be good! We saw a wonderful plate of food go by and we said, "we want that"! We had the vegetarian version of the corn fritters and it was simply wonderful. Wish I had their recipe!

Helpful?
Thank DJ512
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
221 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sqndfly does a lovely cup of coffee and excellent food. However, service appears to be disorganised and slow. However, maybe there is no need to rush, after all!

Helpful?
Thank Pepster56
Brackley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to eat breakfast or lunch if you're tramping in the area. Great atmosphere, very friendly, excellent coffee, tasty ingredients well cooked. Enjoy!

Helpful?
Thank 4m0rgans
Adelaide Hills, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here twice when I was in Te Anau, the coffee was fantastic (and bonus points for having almond milk). I had the pancakes one morning which were not very hot but still tasted good, and my dad had the big breakfast which he rated 5/5. It's a very cosy cafe and be warned that it can get full quite... More 

Helpful?
Thank travellingpfitzy
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Te Anau frequently and overtime we stop at the Sandfly Cafe. They have delicious cabinet and menu food and the best coffee in Te Anau.

Helpful?
Thank oliviabE8304AK

Travellers who viewed Sandfly Cafe also viewed

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
 
Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
 
Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
 

Been to Sandfly Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:30
Monday
07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:30
Thursday
07:00 - 16:30
Friday
07:00 - 16:30
Saturday
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: 6432499529

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sandfly Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Singapore, Singapore

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sandfly Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?