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Cafes Galore: Food options for everyone
Located in the old Peel Street petrol station, you'll find great burgers, great coffee and shakes, and some sweet Kiwi favourites – you can't go past cheerios and sauce, or potato chips and dip.
Come and taste at the Geraldine Orchard Farms with local produce available to buy, along with delicious cabinet and menu food. Great to take your family for an outing!
The Brewery Café is surrounded by the beauty of Gapes Valley farmland with inside and outside dining that gives you the opportunity to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers brewed on site in a relaxing environment. The menu reflects good honest, hearty fare that matches well with the beverages served in the restaurant.
Set in a relaxed off-street historic villa surrounded by an appealing outdoor garden, Verde is a popular Geraldine café offering an assortment of fresh home made cuisine with a menu tailored to each season. The perfect place to enjoy some wonderful South Canterbury flavours.
Our Timaru store, on the corner of Stafford and Canon Streets is a beautiful store with super friendly service, delicious food and fantastic coffee.
Delicious home-made goodness, located in the Temuka Pottery shop.
Located in the Highfield Mall, The Village Café offers a relaxing environment in which you can sit, enjoy time out or meet up with friends. It provides a delicious range of food options, savoury or sweet, gluten free, vegetarian, something for everyone and also an extensive range of beverages.
Mocca Coffee shop centrally located in the heart of Timaru's Stafford street, serving fantastic C4 coffee and a wide selection of tasty homemade food.
The Grindhouse Café takes bookings, but also welcomes walk-ins. Good for groups or parties, eat in or takeaway. Outdoor seating available.
A welcome refreshment stop on State Highway 1 at Rangitata, about an hour and a half south of Christchurch, and 30 minutes north of Timaru.
All the food at the Berry Barn Bakery is baked on site early each morning, making it fresh and flavourful. A variety of preservative and additive-free artisan breads are available. Great coffee and the breakfast is “big as”.
Specialty Coffee Roastery. Part of the micro roasting movement helping to keep everything local. Serving breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks, children welcome, walk-in or book.