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Olive Tree Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European
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52 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8496
Today
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cant see why this cafe got 4s and 5s. This is certainly not our experience. The food and coffee was average at best and the atmosphere was unfriendly. Seems that there was a bit of tension between the staff not pleasant

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Thank P468VTianw
Edinburgh
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Th place itself is quite nice so I had my fingers crossed for the food. Disappointed. The kids milkshakes were basically just milk with lumps of ice cream in them. The coffee was awful. I had to ask for an extra shot and even then it was little more than brown water. Will not be coming here again.

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Thank Lindy58
Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We looked around for something for dinner and after rejecting a few other places stopped by here as they had good vegetarian options as well as food for carnivores. The meals we had were great. Would recommend it.

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Thank twoadults_2kids
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sadly only discovered on our last day so only had a coffee and cake but would really liked to have eaten supper as food looked great. Good wifi and fab coffee.

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Thank Andrew H
London, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit alone to flick through the ringbinder of local life cartoons as you drink your good cappuccino. The local newspaper is also on offer. We didn't eat dinner there but there is a surprisingly large menu including full scale mains with some unusual combinations.

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Thank Nicholas G
Merseyside
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby & I ate here twice whilst staying in the area. Food is very good, hubby's best dish was the vegetable stir fry which he said was very good. Mine was pork satay with rice, very tasty. They also have 'specials' on, in case you don't fancy anything on the menu. Staff very friendly & helpful.

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Thank Carol U
Timmins, Canada
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in on our way through to have a quick lunch & we were glad we did. We had a chatterbox plater of meats , cheeses, bread, crackers & condiments. It was delightful. We notice a lot of locals eating here so you know it has to be good!

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Thank Barry L
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in this morning on our way out to Milford Sound. Brekky Burgers were amazing as were the coffee's. Service was great everyone super friendly and as always in NZ (from what I've found) the service was fast!!! Great to have a quick stop before heading off on the next Adventure :) highly recommended!!

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Wellington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here a few times during our stay in Te Anau and had many different delicious lunch options. Great service also

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Thank anneenz
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant food with fresh and local produce, great coffee and plenty of space to relax. Great vegetarian options as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$36
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Town Centre, 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 8496
Description
Open daily (except Christmas Day) for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Great coffee. Cabinet of homemade sweet treats. Central Otago wines.Kids Menu. Gluten Free options available. Browse Local artwork. Relax on the couches or out in our sheltered courtyard & let our friendly staff take care of you. Looking for somebody to take care of your outcatering needs? Give us a call.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?