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Kohatu Flat Rock Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European
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5087 Motueka Valley Highway, Tasman, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-522 4440
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Had the salmon and kumara filo. I couldn't rave any more about it. To die for. Great service. Clean and tidy. Thanks heaps!

Thank Natalie B
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We travel out to Kohatu regularly just to go to the Flat Rock Cafe. The tea or coffee is always good. The food is great, and well presented with a good variety. Very well priced, and what a great location too. You can travel to Kohatu from Nelson then go home through the Motueka valley, turn off through Dovedale, through... More 

Thank blackdog47
Greymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Have often passed this place on way to Riwaka. It has fairly recently been transformed from an abandoned run down pub into a very tidy and attractive cafe. Ideal stop on way to Nelson or Motueka. Lovely food and coffee. Intriguing art work on display. Lots of off road parking. This is likely to become our regular stopping place when... More 

Thank Christine R
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We had lunch that we had booked ahead of time and on this particular day we are glad we did book as it was very busy being a Saturday. The menu is simple but adequate for a quick bit and the service is fantastic and friendly. We will definitely be stopping in again.

Thank Julie G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Great full on breakfast at reasonable price, just perfect stop on motorbike ride from Nelson to Murchison, staff were all pleasant and helpful and service was good despite being busy.

Thank Aulks
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We stopped here on our way north between Murchision and Motueka. The café was clean and the staff very friendly. Great place to stop on your way through – good coffee and good food. Look out for the papier-mâché sculptures on the wall and the metal chainman outside.

Thank electrickev
Nelson, New Zealand
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

We were travelling back from down south to Nelson and called in for a break. They had just finished serving a small tour bus and some touring motorbikes and we could see their meals. All looked really good. WE ordered coffee and cold drinks plus pastie n chips and cakes and all was good.Prices were reasonable and next time we... More 

Thank Boardboy23
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We had coffee and scones on our way through. Lovely atmosphere and good coffee. Clean and nice outdoor area.

Thank Janice W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

On our journey from Takaka towards Westport, we decided to stop here for a drink and a bite to eat. The coffee was lovely and the cheese scones were brilliant (huge and very tasty).

Thank GerMar60
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Had a pancake and a nice coffee (first coffee which matched my European taste). Staff is very friendly and place is well located and on a sunny day you can enjoy the landscape. If you are fatigue from driving, definitely stop by.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5087 Motueka Valley Highway, Tasman, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Tasman
  • Phone Number: +64 3-522 4440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?