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Jester House cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-526 6742
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (8 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
“wedges” (5 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great set up for children. So nice to go to something just a little bit different. Kids had a blast!!! Good food !!!

Thank Sonya Devon W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had a group of 12 family and friends wishing for some lovely dining. And somewhere the young and not so young children could also run off some energy whilst we nattered. And of course Jester House is just the place. Lovely meal, lovely staff and...More

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I recently revisited Jester House. It was unbelievably busy with people of all ages, so it had a buzzy atmosphere. Children were playing in the "jungle" area, adults were sitting around chatting and eating both indoors and outdoors. We were outdoors in a spot in...More

Thank TirelessWorker
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for your great review. We love it when we hear back from our diners especially when they're able to 'detail' their experience and their food delights. The Chocolate Kiss is very popular especially on these cooler winter days. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I felt at home in this place. I loved the coffee, the fruit, the bacon! Everything... Such a lovely staff! The place is unique, a totally gem! Really good for kids because there are plenty of games. The fire place inside was a bless during...More

Thank Margonzales
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We love the Jester House for its quirky and child friendly grounds. The food is generally great - although the 'child platter' could do with some more interesting additions. The service can be a bit run off their feet as this is a very popular...More

Thank ThePearOrchard
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for a cuppa ... so pleased we did. A very pleasant atmosphere, friendly service and a table by the roaring fire. Just the thing for a chilly morning. A tasty cookie and well cooked scone topped of this visit. We are pleased...More

Thank Katie7772015
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Creating a first-time experience so great, so enjoyable, so unique, so memorable that these people will make coming back here a tradition. This has been Jester House for us since 2008. And so it was to be every single summer after that when we drove...More

Thank LilPikit
Reviewed 22 May 2017

It was Mother's Day and this Cafe was buzzing. Inside and out every table was full and the staff did an incredible job of meeting every need. We were met at the door by a busy but friendly manager who asked us if we had...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Such a lovely setting to enjoy a meal, a great atmosphere. We waited 1 hour for our meal to arrive and after lunch we decided to have a desert & coffee as my husband was still hungry after his meal, another wait off 40 minutes....More

Thank Jennie G
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Suddenly saw the sign for this place as we were driving past and thank goodness we did and decided to stop. What a georgeous hidden joy to relax and enjoy a cuppa and the most wonderful scones covered in jam and frothy whipped cream or...More

Thank Philly179
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for your wonderful comments, we agree it is a fabulous place to wrap yourself in a warm blanket and savour the taste of the scrumptious scones covered in jam and cream. Yah for stopping - another visit would be welcomed, perhaps when the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Tasman
  • Phone Number: +64 3-526 6742
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