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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%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly staff, were quite busy and the wait was a little long. Time waiting was helped by the interesting views and "people watching". Loved the hats available for those who forget to bring one in. Feeding eels looked like fun. Fun games for the children...More

Thank NZKIWI48
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi and thanks for your review. There is lots to do and it's great that our customers - especially those visiting on our very busy Saturday or Sundays - are able to enjoy the interestingly different surroundings. Regards

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little stop along the Great Taste Bike path - the BLAT sandwich hit the spot and the focaccia bread was delightful. Several items around the ground for the little ones to play on - obviously a popular choice as it was quite busy.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here for lunch during our bike ride and were positively surprised. The food was amazing and the place was just odd enough to be fun. We had a lovely lunch in the garden which is filled with odd artefacts and fun games. Everything...More

Thank Sabine R
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Sabine, we love everything that you've said as we know this is exactly how we want our guests to experience Jester House - Yah for you, and we hope you're able to visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this cafe just by chance. Somewhat eclectic it was a bit of fun that was not expected. Food and service was very good and an enjoyable time was had sitting outside soaking up the atmosphere. Good for littlies and the not so little!

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The gardens are great, you can feed the tame eels or walk around the lovely gardens with your wine. The food and service is great and whilst most places don't get it right 100% of the time - Steve and his team have done very...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We have been coming to Jester House since it opened and have returned whenever we are in the area as we now live in Dunedin. It was a hot day and busy but not overly so. We were the forgotten table at the end and...More

Thank Claire H
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

I am so sorry that you had such a disappointing experience at Jester House.It certainly didn't live up to our core value of delivering hyper hospitality. Thank you so much for letting us know that this happened and I can assure you that we have...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Visiting this place continues to be something special. With its quirky features one wonders what next?. A visual surprise such as a toaster carved out of a tree stump complete with its levers and a slice of toast greets visitors on arrival. There are similar...More

Thank Bob and Di H
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Your feedback is invaluable, thank you so much. We love our staff too and are in awe of their ability to stay so focussed on taking care of diners in the whirlwind of busyness that is the summer season in Tasman. Keep an eye out...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Best place we have taken the kids for lunch for a long time. Jesters is popular!!! I suggest you make sure you make a reservation. Very safe for children explore and have fun. The food was fresh and tasty and came out well presented. Our...More

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jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Jesters is very popular and making a reservation is a good idea. We love it when children and the adults (big children) have the time to wander around and enjoy the gardens and activities while their meal is being prepared. We strive to make the...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Love Jesters. Amazing atmosphere, food and service. Fabulous for children and you can loose yourself for a few hours.

Thank MellieKK
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for loving Jesters and the amazing atmosphere and bringing your children to do what children do best, losing time in their playfulness. See you all again soon. :)

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The location is fantastic- fabulous for children - you can spend a whole morning here. Food and coffee needs a bit of an update and is pretty slow. If you haven’t booked you can pop down the road to the Tasman general store hit good...More

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jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

We are always interested in how our guests experience their time at Jester House and your feedback is helpful and important. We update our menu seasonally and are currently updating our coffee blend, and hope this will satisfy our variety of customers. Over the holiday...More

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Lauren C
12 December 2017|
Response from jesterhouse | Property representative |
Hi Lauren, Yes we do . Send us an email which you can find on the Jester House website ( sorry I am unable to give it to you directly as trip advisor doesn't allow it) and we can sort it out for you. Thanks Judy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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