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Orepuki Beach Cafe

$$ - $$$, Healthy,
Main Highway Orepuki | Riverton, Orepuki 9881, New Zealand
+64 3-234 5211
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flounder” (8 reviews)
“lamb curry” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Contemporary, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Highway Orepuki | Riverton, Orepuki 9881, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Some of the best food I’ve had, chowder was next level good and all food incredibly well priced for what you get! Thank you, your food and friendly service exceeded our expectations

Thank Jack R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We drove past this Café heading for Riverton, but we turned around because we liked the looks of it. Were we glad that we did! Warm inside and welcoming, super friendly staff and great menue. The food was outstanding. My husband had eggs bene with...More

1  Thank Ikat58
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely cafe with excellent choices from snacks to meals. Also some gluten free items. Able to sit and chat and relax a bit from drive.

1  Thank starlexlibra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is miles from anywhere but a nicer roadside cafe/restaurant would be hard to find anywhere. The menu was varied, the food was good, service excellent. This place should be the standard by which all country cafes are judged. Well done guys.

1  Thank Cris101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this Café a couple of years ago with my Invercargill friend, and on my trip this time wanted to go back and eat there again. It was a lovely sunny day, wonderful food and great service.

1  Thank Margie2e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were travelling from Dunedin to Manapouri during the tail end of cyclone Fehi and were looking for somewhere to have a cuppa and cake, but due to the weather all places seemed to be closed, except for Orepuki Beach Cafe. We had our cuppas...More

1  Thank micthemini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been looking forward to visiting this place since I found out it existed. The location and farm to table vibe along with photos and reviews I'd seen on the Facebook page had me really excited to finally have a great feed in Southland....More

Thank LeighB09
orepukibeachcafe, Owner at Orepuki Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry that your dish did not arrive hot enough and that the red pepper couli needed further reduction. Thanks to your review we can see this dish needs improving with our spice and execution. We hope you get opportunity to revisit us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a drizzly day. Very busy, made us welcome, and moved us to suiitable table as it became available. Chowder simply outstanding. Need to return to try other menu options...and we will.

1  Thank Liz M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here spontaneously for a quick bite. The lunch menu was really well put together - something for every appetite and budget. The hospitality shown by the owner towards me (and my pup!) exceeded expectations, and my lunch was delicious, well presented and generously portioned....More

1  Thank jenny l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by a Scotsman while climbing the hill in Riverton. So we went. Best bet is to book as this place is so popular. Unable to get a table we had coffee and decided to wait for an available table. We...More

Thank armada2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$43
Contemporary, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Highway Orepuki | Riverton, Orepuki 9881, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Orepuki
  • Phone Number: +64 3-234 5211
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We are an innovative and fresh new restaurant committed to presenting fresh and natural foods. We have our own garden that supplies herbs and seasonal greens to the menu, we farm our own beef and lamb from paddock to plate. Our chef ensures that all breads, cakes, savouries and sauces are natural and fresh. We are pleased to serve Grid Espresso great freshly roasted coffee, Otago and Marlborough Wines or a Speights Draught to an Emersons Pilsener. Our hours are Monday to Sunday 9.00 AM to 5PM with Friday and Saturday service 9.00 AM to Midnight. It is adviseable to book for our evening service as we may close early without reservations.
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