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Rivers Cafe

51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9009
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“lunch” (35 reviews)
“pies” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service , fantastic food value for money an brilliant coffee. Favourite place to stop on route to Chch

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I got here is when I recently arrived in NZ this July. On our way home we decided to order the beef burger thingy and it's huge! I couldn't eat the whole thing! I needed help from my brother to finish it....More

Thank imabbie23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great warm and cosy feel on a cold winters day Great food and coffee. Highly recommended if ever you are passing through Murchison

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always stop here on my many trips from Nelson to Christchurch. Lovely staff, great choices of food and the most important thing for me is that I always travel with my dog and this is the ONLY eating place in Murchison that is dog friendly...More

Thank lorrainel805
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to stop for a coffee. Food cabinet and menu service. Small gift shop too. Cosy fire and couches.

Thank SymonMitchell
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Very very delicious food and drinks. The salmon fish cakes and chicken burgers were lovely. Very large portions and very friendly staff. Thank you

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great breakfast menu served quick. Lunch was good but mine was takeaway and Was given to the wrong person. One staff member was very rude for private function

Thank 393georgia
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Someone who loves restaurants seems to have designed this one. The food is as great as the decor. We were surprised that they had vegetarian option too. The shop next door adds to the experience.

Thank atulnsys
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Rivers cafe was the perfect stop on our way from a Havelock to Hanmer Springs. The food was exactly what we needed. The jumbo toasties were really good and the bacon/egg pie was a winner. For the coffee lovers you need to stop here. Lattes...More

Thank Rynell H
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a coffee break on our trip to Christchurch. The coffee was good and staff were friendly. Comfortable furniture and a warm welcoming atmosphere. There is also a small area selling New Zealand made clothing, scarves, hats etc

Thank jen h
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9009
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Comfortable, friendly cafe with great atmosphere; home style cooking, eclectic menu. Spacious outdoor seating area; watch the street scene whilst enjoying a coffee.All day (in season); fully licensed. Cafe style during day; evening restaurant.
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