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The Store

$$ - $$$Cafe, Soups,
State Highway 1 | Kekerengu Marlbrough, Kekerengu, New Zealand
+64 3-575 8600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (19 reviews)
“cakes” (7 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
State Highway 1 | Kekerengu Marlbrough, Kekerengu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always make a point of stoppping here where travelling between ChCh and Picton. Love the location and looking out over the beach. A lot quieter than it has been in past visits though expect that to be because of all the roadworks and less road...More

Thank Nik M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Store has a most spectacular location on a wild and beautiful isolated coastline. The interior is huge and bustling. The food was alright but was too ordinary to be truly good. The service was lovely. There is a lot of potential at this cafe...More

Thank 271jasmine
Reviewed 1 week ago

So pleased we hung out for a late lunch, on our journey from Picton, until we reached The Store. Had seen photos and reviews of it and thought it would be a nice stop. We were not disappointed and enjoyed a lovely lunch. Great location....More

Thank JaynGR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

no carrot cake, chowder or the good things they were once known for. Distinterested staff, waited for ages as they left the counter and headed out the back. Should have left then. Served tea for two in two take away coffee cups, dropped sauce on...More

Thank 115karyno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to be able to travel SH1 between Blenheim and Kaikoura again, following the earthquake. Always stop at The Store at Kekerengu for geart coffee and food. At this time everything served in/on disposible cups/plates as they were also catering to the State Highway 1...More

Thank dearingsa2016
Reviewed 17 March 2018

The store is great on route pit stop between Picton and Christchurch. Lovely coffee and gluten free options for us Coeliacs to enjoy including yummy bagel with cream cheese and preserves. Plenty of freshly made items for your eyes to ponder as you arrive in...More

Thank gaslam
Reviewed 23 February 2018

A restaurant in Route 1 with a great view of the ocean . The restaurant is a nice place to stop for coffee or a quick bite. The restrooms wreaked.

Thank LibbyH1
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Great location, good food, nice decor, Clean loos, good choice of lunch items, can have a beer too Nice choice of inorganic juices and gluten free options Also good stop if going on to Christchurch

Thank Havefun830
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Having been to The Store several times previously on our way to Blenheim and believing it would get better each visit. Mostly for a coffee break and the odd occasion for a snack. We thought we should give it one last chance, approx 2pm, especially...More

Thank haricari196
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Cosy and relaxed atmosphere, sweet service out of the ordinary. A treasure unseen and good food, and accommodating hostess

Thank Jacob T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 1 | Kekerengu Marlbrough, Kekerengu, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kekerengu
  • Phone Number: +64 3-575 8600
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