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Aviators Cafe - CLOSED

Alpine Adventure Centre, 1 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0134
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
30 Jun 2017
“Would not recommend - they are trying however and hopefully will improve”
12 Jun 2017
“Overall Terrible”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Alpine Adventure Centre, 1 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

My son chose this restaurant for brunch purely based on the name. The restaurant was empty which is never a good sign. I asked for an English Breakfast tea and was asked multiple times if I wanted a long or short black tea??? I then...More

Thank Marissa S
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Where to start, well my wife ordered french toast and asked for something simple like replacing the bacon with a scoop of ice cream, his response was no sorry we dont have ice cream. I ordered a big breakfast with fried eggs. And we both...More

Thank Owen S
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I felt cheated ordered beef fried rice it was very hard to find the beef maybe 4 to tiny pieces thr coffee was bitter and came in a tiny tulip cup clearly this restraint does not expect repeat business

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch here when passing through on a very wet day. We chose to sit outside under a giant rain sail. The were heaters all around us keeping us warm. The staff were very nice and took our order promptly. The food was tasty...More

Thank Beckinoz
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I had open steak sandwich here, it's really awesome I got a big medium rare steak! And coffee is good too

Thank Yufan L
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast eggs and bacon ok but the coffee was horrible had to take it back for a another one was given an apology but the 2nd coffee was worse than the first! Would not recommend staff need batista training :)

Thank frella123
Reviewed 23 September 2016

On the main road. Bar and restaurant with nice outdoor seating. Simple but tasting menu . Good beers. Easy and informal.

Thank gilbertoboselli
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We sat close to the gas fireplace and the place near empty. Had fish and chips that was very good. Good meal and can see it on busy days with good atmosphere.

2  Thank Mauritz B
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

It's a decent cafe. Ordered the chicken n chips, fish n chips, sweet chili chicken salad, savoury pancakes and triple toasted stack. The drinks were fine, the long black was good, tea tasted like it was herbal. The fish (fish n chips) and chicken (chicken...More

1  Thank nataliekoh
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We came here after our walk and wished we had gone somewhere else, but it was getting a little late for lunch and we were hungry. The meal was rather basic, not a lot of selection due. Despite being rather early in the day they...More

1  Thank Amy3000
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$17 - US$37
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alpine Adventure Centre, 1 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0134
  • E-mail
Located at the Alpine Adventure Centre in the town centre (CBD), we offer breakfast and lunch options plus our very own Souvlaki Hut in a well laid out seating area at the front of the building with magnificient mountain views. Inside the centre you will also find the Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices sales and check in counter and "The Glacier Shop" souvenir and gift store. Open 7 days except Christmas Day
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