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Rustic Cafe and Tapa's

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8 Conical Hill Rd, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7274
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
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Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys were lovely, creating custom smoothies for my dairy intolerant children. The lady was so friendly and chatty behind the counter while she made them. Well priced cocktails another night when I came with friends!! I just wish their opening hours were a little better. We often discover them closed when we visit the town :-(

Thank galfrog
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service, good food, good coffee, good portion size and very reasonably priced. What else can you ask for.

Thank yakitori7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Size was great. Saw it come out with another couple and decided to share one instead. Nice food thanks

Thank rangiorachap
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in hamner for two nights, and went here for breakfast both days. The meals were generous portions, value for money, and really really yum. The coffee was great as well. Busiest little place on the Main Street for breakfast! Would highly recommend to people wanting a big meal to start their day and keep them full

Thank samandshaun1802
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

so we popped into the rustic early on a tuesday morning mostly just to grab a coffee - and decided we would grab some breakfast as well as the place just smelt so damn good. First off - the coffee was great (tasty and well made - in the way you want when you're dying for a coffee). The brekky... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lil cafe with some delicious food and coffee:) i had some eggs bene with salmon which was amazing. my partner had them with bacon but would prefer a different bacon the one they were using. Otherwise friendly service and highly recommended. Pc pancakes are amazing:)

Thank Marisjogeva
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

A great place to get your coffees early in the morning. They provide upright carry bags for the hot drinks

Thank Rob W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. After reading the recommendation of 4 tapas dishes between 2 ppl, assumed portions would be small. We ordered nachos and it was a very generous portion which was enough for us both. Service was slow. The coffee came first, then the nachos and I had to ask them for my lemonade which surely is the quickest!!... More 

Thank culz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had the chicken burger and the pancakes and they were both really good, we will definitely be visiting again.

Thank amycara_w
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful breakfast served quickly despite the cafe being very busy. The eggs bene and pancakes were generous servings and came with slices of fresh fruit on the side which looked great and tasted fab. The lady on the till on Sat 21st Jan was so friendly and efficient, with a bright smile for everyone she served, very refreshing! Well done... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cafe, Spanish, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Conical Hill Rd, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 7274

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