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Zookeepers Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
+64 3-218 3373
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 07:30 - 17:00
Mon 07:30 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for brunch, very casual animal themed atmosphere . food and service okay but nothing very special,

Thank Pam255112
Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Café has it's own unique atmosphere. Food is always tasty , well presented and at a reasonable price. Coffee is excellent. A great place to meet up with a few friends or family to share some food, take in some good background music and unwind. Varying Blackboard Specials create interest each day

Thank Grovel59
Las Vegas, Nevada
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194 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The café had a wide selection of different type meals. My wife had their famous Tomato and Basil soup. It was excellent and I had the fried noodles and they were also top notch. The staff were all very friendly and the prices were quite reasonable.

Thank rosieox
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this quirky cafe, amazing coffee and decent breakfasts. Highly recommend for anyone visiting this area :)

Thank cvdwcvdw
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great lunch here; the food was really tasty and packed full of flavour. The service was great and it's reasonably priced. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Alexis H
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All good food. Their French toast is really nice. Also good coffee. Not sure about the live bird in a cafe though. I guess it's a "zoo"keeper. Good for breakfast with friends and for couples

Thank Au W
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was pre good, I've been here about 3 times and all these times were great. Food presentation could've been better but you pay for what you receive. It filled me up and tasted incredible so I was happy. definitely good for the lunch meals.

Thank AshleyDevon
Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

In town for a wedding we needed some lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It has to be said there is not much going on at that time of day in Invercargill but we happened across Zookeepers and thought we'd give it a try. It's quirky but clean and tidy and the service was excellent. My partner had the toasted ham,... More 

Thank Dellick
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Can highly recommend this place for both service and food quality. Lovely staff and big, delicious meals.

Thank anneenz
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great cafe. Delicious food and coffee. What more do you want. The blonde waitress is amazing. Went out of her way to help us out of towners.

Thank P468VTianw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Tay St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-218 3373

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