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Makarora Country Cafe

Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8207
09:00 - 17:00
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wer going for a drive and pulled in here, but were horrified to see all the buses. However, the staff are extremely efficient. We stopped to eat on the way back. The staff were very friendly and the food was great. We would go back any day

Thank vannsandra
Central Oregon, Oregon
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch. The food selection was limited but adequate. I had fish, potatoes, spicy rice salad, and carrot cake, all good. We also tried the beef Thai chicken, fries, and green salad, also all good. One can select prepared sandwiches if in a hurry or to take out.

Thank walkalot4ever
Singapore, Singapore
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159 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were part of the Intercity bus which stopped here for a lunch break. The decor was really nice and there was an international 'money tree'. I didn't really eat anything as I didn't like such hurried lunches as part of the bus rest stop but my friend had a piece of fried fish for $7 (well, tasted like fried... More 

Thank neminskii
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place appeared out of nowhere, we had been driving for a while, so the stop present a lovely break. Drinks and snacks were the order of the afternoon. They were busy cleaning up (after what I assume was a couple of tour buses), but the staff took their time to ensure our needs were met appropriately. The lemon cup... More 

Thank Ted B
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119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great place to stop for a snack with good food and service. However, it is a regular stop for coaches and once 3 or more arrive it becomes chaotic.

Thank SallyannWirral
Tweed Heads, Australia
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96 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A great place for a stop off in the journey south towards Wanaka. Quick service, friendly staff, good coffee and clean facilities. This rest stop cafe is perfectly placed on the journey with lots of parking and plenty of seating inside and out and views to the mountains across the road that are a real pleasure.

Thank L55_11
Singapore, Singapore
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317 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Good place to stop for a stretch, clean toilets and good coffee. Decent pies. We tried a venison pie.

Thank wendywelding
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This quirky cafe/roadhouse has a real Midwest American feel and appears in the middle of nowhere! It's huge and have loads of seating inside and out. We were told to stop here for a pie and weren't disappointed. The chicken & veg and venison pies (Jimmy'a brand) were great. Full of good ingredients and fresh. Self service is odd but... More 

Thank Rennie F
Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Our tour bus stopped for a facilities break and quick bite to eat. Food was okay, reasonably priced. It's decorated with lots of flags and outdoor equipment. Rest rooms were adequate, clean. Nice little gift shop too.

Thank VW49
Santa Maria, California
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209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Located about half way between Haast and Wanaka, the café is really in the middle of nowhere as one reviewer has noted. It is a great travel stop that caters to buses and tourists. I had the tasty venison meat pie and my wife the vegetable soup. They were both homemade and delicious. Food was served cafeteria style with rustic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 6 | Makarora, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 8207

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