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Salmon Tales Cafe

9 Railway Terrace East, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
+64 3-303 5450
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“manuka honey” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
9 Railway Terrace East, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The chicken, Brie, and cranberry panini on home baked bread eaten in front of the fireplace was life changing. Shopping and restrooms were great. Fantastic stop.

Thank Tim_AZ342
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Stopped for breakfast with friends on the way south (no, not on the way to see Ed Sheeran). Eggs Benedict with salmon was the order of the day along with big breakfasts all round, lots to eat and great value for money! Alas the sheer...More

Thank kiwi353
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Just stoped in to this cafe this morning , cheese roll had mustard! Yuk and the panini was heavy , dry , cold and salmon tasted old . Sorry guys pick your game up . The Couple beside us were equally disappointed with their food....More

Thank robyncnelson
Reviewed 5 March 2018

three of us went for lunch on sat3rd. I ordered the eggs bene with smoked salmon.wife the same but with bacon. we waited about 50 min quite awhile.must hav only one cook on cause was not that busy. got mine. salmon wa over cooked n...More

Thank porky460
Reviewed 18 February 2018

3 of us had cooked breakfasts, wife had scrambled egg's very small serving. 2 had full cooked poached eggs hard, tomato not cooked and why would you put a portion of Butter on a red hot plate?? it had melted by the time it reached...More

Thank Robyn D
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We stopped in to grab a cold drink and an ice block on our drive to Christchurch and I was blown away at the lack of awareness from the staff and how slow they moved! I am a restauranteur of over 20 years experience and...More

Thank biscuitnz
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Decided to stop for breakfast here when travelling south out of Christchurch. Unfortunately I found the service exceptionally slow and not that friendly, as well the restaurant itself wasn't that clean with dead flies on the floor. I ordered eggs bene with bacon and it...More

Thank jmd632017
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The Cafe is part of other tourist businesses with Salmon being the areas main attraction. Being a Salmon area I ordered Salmon Fish Cakes and salad. I doubt if they were made in the Cafe and seemed to have been mass produced and from a...More

Thank AytonWellington
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This Café is a great attraction for tourists. Built in the shape of a Salmon (fish) building is spacious with souvenirs to one side. The café has ample seating both inside and out. The outside overlooks the pond/pool area and you will see plenty of...More

Thank dennisp859
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I stopped at the cafe at noon and ordered eggs benedict with salmon. The two eggs were perfectly poached, sitting on two slices of fresh bread lightly toasted, and in between the bread and the eggs were two generous pieces of melt-in-your-mouth salmon, with hollandaise...More

Thank lews22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Railway Terrace East, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Rakaia
  • Phone Number: +64 3-303 5450
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