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Yesteryears Museum Cafe

3A Orawia Road, Tuatapere, New Zealand
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“strudel” (3 reviews)
“carrot cake” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
3A Orawia Road, Tuatapere, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stopped for coffee on our way to Invercargill as it had been recommended by a local. The museum had quaint and interesting memorabilia and some excellent value local honey to buy. The loo was equally old fashioned with instructions on how to flush. The...More

Thank JaneMay
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Been looking forward to this visit so much so that I'm coming back tomorrow. I ordered the lemon meringue pie and an apple strudel washed down with my usual mocha. It was all wonderful. The staff were nice and chatty with clean toilets. Plenty of...More

Thank Voodles
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This café has everything it should. Great meals, cakes, pies, savouries and old favourite cakes. I had a mini quiche which was fresh, moist and tasty. Also had an apple strudel with lashings of fresh whipped cream and a latté. Will come again tomorrow.

Thank JKLM2
Reviewed 21 February 2017

WE went by the place about 10 a.m. looking for breakfast. We went in, not sure it was open, and the lady greeted us and was very welcoming and friendly. We asked if we could get breakfast and she said sure, what would you like....More

Thank Lasseter4242
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped over for a rest and found this gem. Interesting display and the lady at the shop recommended lemon meringue pie which was really excellent, not too sweet and just Too Good you will want another helping!

Thank Janet Callie C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Having read positive reviews we specially stopped here for lunch, and were very disappointed. I chose a Cornish pastie, which I couldnt eat, it was nothing like a Cornish pastie, and shouldnt be called by this name ( wrong ingrediants ). Soggy pastry, no potato...More

Thank Tracey Y
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

What a great place to stop of any time of the day, we called in at lunch time and after spending 30 minutes looking at the great collection of items from time ago we ordered some food. The owner is the cutest lady who clearly...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Wow it was like going back in time so much to see and Helen was full of information and a delight.The food was amazing and all handmade in her kitchen onsite.

Thank davejulie73
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in this roadside museum-cum-cafe, run by a lovely old lady. We had a good chat about the affairs of the world, while we perused the hundreds of exhibits of household goods, bits and bobs. Her family photos were there, too, right from the turn...More

Thank Mirja T
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Driving from Manopouri to Invercargill there aren't many options to eat. At first we saw the Yesteryears sign by the street, today's special and a lot of antiques on the sidewalk. We went past but something told me there was something good inside. We made...More

Thank WolrdPanda
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  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3A Orawia Road, Tuatapere, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Tuatapere
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