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Rangitata Oasis Tearoom

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Rt 1, Geraldine 8751, New Zealand
+64 3-693 9595
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is AMAZING! I had read some horror stories about this place and the previous owners and was reluctant to stop. However I am so glad I did, the shop is now owned by Gail and Ian who bake on site all the delicious baked goods and all the sandwiches are made fresh. It was literally an oasis on... More 

Thank KarolineJay
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137 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Range of cabinet food plus some basic breakfast type meals. Coffee is OK. Young people running it and seem keen.

Thank ElvisInvercargill
Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Coffee and hot chocolate is the draw card with many regulars phoning ahead to save time and the all day breakfast is popular.

Thank Gabz_10
Geraldine, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

In the line of work that I'm in (agricultural), finding a place to stop for a quick coffee and a bite to eat is a welcome sight. And the Rangitata Oasis is, and always has been, a welcoming place to stop. The staff are lovely and its always great to have a quick and friendly chat with them while my... More 

Thank iglemmens
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Welcoming this is not! Coffee is awful. Food is extremely average. Smiling helpful service has 'left the building'. There's a load of competition along this stretch of the highway. Our advice - drive past this one.

1 Thank Cath A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

We stopped for a quick bite after driving for a while. The waiter stole my phone from my car. I had used the toilet without buying anything yet and this was justified? I used my partners phone to call police, which they wanted to speak to him. He then hung up on the police and stole her phone!!! I have... More 

3 Thank Greg A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012 via mobile

Quality food and coffee - a lovely surprise. I had the best home made beef pie EVER. My wife has a few food allergies and they made a fresh sandwich to order. A great pitt stop.

1 Thank Claude_O
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

Another driver reviver stop. I had travelled up from Dunedin of my way to Christchurch. A bitterly cold day, but lovely and warm in the tearooms. The fire was burning well. Had a cheese and bacon buttie with my pot of tea. Excellent. Good reading matter while relaxing.

Thank lordyclaudy
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Stopped here for lunch on our trip from Christchurch to Dunedin. Good home made food. Driver's tea is free. Plenty of reading material. Toilets are clean. Made very welcome by the hosts.

Thank lordyclaudy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rt 1, Geraldine 8751, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Geraldine
  • Phone Number: +64 3-693 9595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?