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Central Cafe and Grill

44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
+64 3-693 9770
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (20 reviews)
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
“donuts” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We set out to have a good old Kiwi roast dinnet, on our last Sunday in NZ. There were two pubs, one busy with lots of kids screaming about the place, the other totally empty. Then we saw the Central Cafe across the road, and...More

Thank Haddaway
Reviewed 1 week ago

great meal and very helpful staff they advised us the baby back ribs would likely fed us both, they were right hubby a bit bigger eater than me had bigger share but we both were satisfied by the meal, and enough room to have dessert....More

Thank bouncyandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived and ordered at 7:30 pm. Order arrived at 7:55 (restaurant closing time posted 8 pm) Ordered plain burger for my child. It arrived with some kind of white sauce. Asked waitress to wash it off, she sent back to the kitchen. It came back...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick lunch here one Sunday. The menu is quite extensive and the food we saw coming out to other tables looked good. Staff are friendly. There's mainly indoor seating but also some out the back in a fairly protected area. My wife's...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stopped in on the way from Twizel to Mt Hutt. Loved the breakfast - my sons enjoyed smoothies, I had a fab bircher muesli, the pancakes were a treat, any my husband rated the Eggs Benedict highly. Coffees were also good.

Thank Sally K
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Dropped in by chance on our road trip. What a stroke of luck. Awesome burgers and shakes with a well priced kids menu. Super freindly staff also.Definitely will be back.

Thank Dean T
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! Cafe was open early.. Welcoming by staff.Warm an cosy environment..Love the painting. Prices were competitive. Homemade hash browns that almost filled the plate..and a teapot of tea with real tea leaves.. Worth noting..they have usb ports for charging phones..Great for the travellers. Awesome experience.Thankyou.Would...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We live in the district and Central Cafe was a welcome addition to restaurants in town. Started off with promise but has gone down hill which is a real shame. The staff are extremely pleasant - they let us sit and finish our wine until...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Good portions, great burgers, love their nacho fries as well! Service was a little slow the day we went but there were a lot of people so it was understandable. Looking forward to coming back!

Thank musica209
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I was recommended this cafe from the motel scenic route owners... Upon entering the two girls behind the counter didnt seem like they wanted to be working.. The girl that was standing at the counter I believe it was Nikita was busy texting on her...More

Thank Grant O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Geraldine
  • Phone Number: +64 3-693 9770
Warm and inviting with full flavored food, desserts, smoothies, organic coffee, sharable starters, gourmet burgers and sandwiches with plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options. Using as much local produce as possible and using ethically farmed protein over 90% of our menu.
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