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Orepuki Beach Cafe

$$ - $$$Seafood, , Cafe
Main Highway Orepuki | Riverton, Orepuki 9881, New Zealand
+64 3-234 5211
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, New Zealand, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Highway Orepuki | Riverton, Orepuki 9881, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place and was very busy when we were here. The Lamb curry, the grill and coffee are delicious and the staff were friendly, accommodating us when it was so busy. We can recommend it.

Thank ian6633
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service full of banter. Wonderful food. Relaxed atmosphere and great music. What more could you want 😀

Thank Shamroc
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stopped into The Orepuki Beach Café on a wild and windy day, We had a wonderful meal with our 4 children, It is a very rare find for me to be able to go out for a meal and have both my husbands love...More

Thank diacks2008
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Good food, good staff, good service.....what else can I say except that if I lived in the area I would be there weekly.

1  Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My family and I have eaten at the Orepuki café several times now. It is simply superb! Every time. The quality of the food and presentation is top flight. The food is fresh, well seasoned, perfectly cooked, beautifully plated and well served. The friendly folks...More

Thank Nessmuk1
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We have visited this cafe several times since my first review. It is always delicious--well-prepared food, inspired and different dishes, friendly service in a cozy, historic building! To have a great experience one time is wonderful--to have it every time puts Orepuki Cafe in rarefied...More

Thank jnbGeorgia
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Fresh innovative local food & locally sourced ingredients. I'm local & I LOVE this place. I could rave about the Lamb or the Fresh fish meals or Praise the Southern Hospitality for hours. The fully renovated Villa has been lovingly restored to a beautiful and...More

Thank lovesoutherlies
orepukibeachcafe, Owner at Orepuki Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Hey thanks for your review and a great photo, it is our pleasure to serve you guys ...

Reviewed 12 July 2017

To call this place a café is misleading. The standard of here food is so high that it really is more than that. It's obvious that this is a result of much love and passion for food. The care factor is high. Anyone who makes...More

Thank leoniel3
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Not much more to be said that has not already been said. Believe the reviews, this place is fantastic. Good food from the land, made with passion. Thanks for a lovely lunch. Made our day.

Thank Murray400
orepukibeachcafe, Owner at Orepuki Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hey thanks for your great review, it is our pleasure to give a taste of Southland to all ..

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were driving along the coast from Riverton and decided to stop at a local cafe along the way. I was expecting your typical cafe since it was really out in the middle of nowhere--WOW! This is an upscale version of a cafe and the...More

Thank jnbGeorgia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$44
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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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