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Pelorus Bridge Cafe

5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
+64 3-571 6019
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On a rainy travel day, between Motueka and Blenheim, needing a bathroom, we pulled into what we thought would be just a park with a few walk and public bathrooms. What a lovely surprise to find this small cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. We...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were driving from Motueka to Blenheim and found this along the way. We actually stopped to stretch our legs and look at the bridge and river. There are many walking paths around here too as well as a campground. We were surprised at how...More

Thank Car0le88
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We have called here many times en route to Nelson and it has always provided good food at reasonable prices. The range shows imagination and variety.

Thank David W
Reviewed 25 January 2018

At the location of Pelorus bridge where the Hobbbit barrel scene was shot. Simple friendly cafe with indoor and outdoor tables. Not high end food. Very basic but good tea and coffee and lots of nicely made food treats. We enjoy visiting here and having...More

Thank KiwiPeregrinator
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a good place for lunch or to pick up a sandwich for a hike. They have a small selection of pastries and all look good. There's also ice cream for hot days. It's also the only cafe for kilometers. I recommend it and...More

Thank skatecreekrd
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This place is great ! After all the windy roads from Nelson this place is a wonderful place to stop and recharge your batteries, have a great coffee and a delicious snack. The selection of cakes and savoury offering are very tempting and delicious. Good...More

Thank Shirley141250
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We had the great pleasure of stopping in for lunch at this friendly, welcoming cafe. All the food is prepared fresh every day we found out from the lovely owner. All offerings looked so good it was hard to pick one. They had GF veggie...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 16 January 2018

All food is homemade, with a very scrummy variety of pies not found in most cafe's. Lovely tables outside too enjoy the fabulous trees. Plenty of room for the children to run & play.

Thank cruiseaddict2018
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We call in here quite regularly between Blenheim and Nelson, these owners have continuously improved the food, service and decor. Each time we go in there is more variety whilst holding onto the favourites. Chicken pies are amazing, this time I tried a vegetarian pizza...More

Thank taniaandkelvin
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This isn't the first time I've had rude service at this cafe. The female owner seems to take delight in being rude to customers. I shan't bother again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +64 3-571 6019
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Pelorus bridge is a great little haven to explore for its beautiful bush walks, famous river for swimming and the lovely little cafe nestled in amongst the towering trees and abundent bird life. Come check us out for a coffee, cake or have one of our famous Venison pies we have plenty of choices. Every day the staff are creating something wonderful in the kitchen the smells are to die for, all our food is homemade on the premises, we even have Gluten free.
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