South Canterbury Food & Wine
Known for its patchwork plains, rolling hill country, braided rivers and spectacular mountain lakes, South Canterbury is often referred to as “the food bowl” of the South Island. Throughout the region, in towns and small rural communities, a new tradition of South Canterbury food and wine production is emerging… a taste all of our own that reflects our fresh natural environment and artisan food producers creating local flavours with love.
Situated on State Highway 1 in Temuka, half way between Christchurch and Dunedin, 100% Homemade Café offers a variety of fresh foods featuring ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Our spacious...
57 Vine Street, Temuka
P: +64 3 615 5500
Situated 300m above the Mackenzie basin on top of Mt John and overlooking the iconic Lake Tekapo, the Astro Café has to be one of South Canterbury’s most memorable cafe...
Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo
P: +64 3 680 6960, F: +64 3 680 6950
Spot the wagon load of strawberries at the entrance. Our licensed café serves mouth watering berry-inspired food, fresh fruit ice-cream sundaes and smoothies to die for. You can smell, taste...
2106, SH1, Waimate
P: +61 3 689 5849
Café Mes Amis, located on State Highway 1 at Orari north of Timaru, offers a cosy café environment with indoor and outdoor dining. We specialise in fine coffee and tea,...
Corner Orari Station Road & SH1, Orari
P: +64 3 693 7981
Denheath Desserts - famous for South Canterbury’s uniquely fluffy, high rise, melt-inyour-mouth rich creamy custard filled squares complemented with golden flaky pastry iced with curly-white shredded coconut! Taste and buy...
3 Mill Street, Timaru
P: +64 3 688 6160
Open for breakfast and lunch, we source the best and freshest ingredients to create homestyle food with a modern twist. Vegetarian, gluten and dairy free all catered for. Relax by...
76 Main Street, Fairlie
P: +64 3 685 6275, F: +64 3 685 6276
A modern New Zealand restaurant overlooking Timaru’s picturesque Caroline Bay. Open for coffee & cake, brunch & lunch, snacks with beer & wine and an award winning à la carte...
64 The Bay Hill, Timaru
P: +64 3 688 8550
Original home of the famous Denheath Custard Squares and the old Pleasant Point Post Office Building, Legends Café has been lovingly restored with a stylish yet homely feel for both...
15 Afghan Street, Pleasant Point
P: +64 3 614 7227
Enjoy the sophisticated modern décor of MJC Café blended with divine contemporary cuisine, made with love right in the heart of Timaru. Fabulous food, wine, coffee and hospitality all combine...
152 Stafford Street, Timaru
P: +64 3 688 4865
"Enjoy great food and spectacular views in a
beautiful environment. Casual café meals for
brunch and lunch and a relaxed atmosphere
for evening à la carte dining.
For something a little different, select from
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
P: +64 3 680 6886, F: +64 3 680 6788, Free Phone: 0800 806 886
Monteiths offers a sophisticated, yet casual environment for dining, offering incredible views of Timaru’s iconic Caroline Bay whether dining inside or out. There is simply no better place to go...
56 The Bay Hill, Timaru
P: +64 3 688 4367
Step back into the 70’s at our popular fully licensed Off the Rail Café. Groovy food, funky coffee, internet access and outstanding service. Featuring one of South Canterbury’s most extensive...
22 Station Street, Timaru
P: +64 3 688 3594
Award winning wines from a boutique vineyard for you to taste and enjoy! Nestled in the South Canterbury countryside a short drive from Pleasant Point, Opihi Café and Vineyard provides...
804 Opihi Road, Hanging Rock, Pleasant Point
P: +64 3 614 8308
Timaru’s only cocktail lounge, Petite, located in Timaru’s Royal Arcade, is a small intimate venue with a big hearty atmosphere. We offer our fantastic food, masterpiece cocktails and extensive beer...
16 The Royal Arcade, Timaru
P: +64 3 684 6362
Poppies Café uses only the finest, freshest, locally sourced ingredients with a special emphasis on home-grown vegetables and home-made delights including bread, dressings and condiments. We are proud to be...
Benmore Place, Twizel
P: +64 3 435 0848, F: +64 3 435 0324
Run 77 Cafe and General Store, Lake Tekapo is the 'front of house' for Mt Gerald Station.
Mt Gerald Station (Run 77) is situated on the eastern shores of Lake...
Village Centre, SH8, Lake Tekapo
P: +64 3 680 6910
Our country hideaway extends you a warm welcome.
Enjoy delicious café fare, unique and exotic gifts, great coffee and a fun friendly environment including mini golf, driving range, farmyard animals and...
932 Seadown Road, Timaru
P: +64 3 615 9043
Sopheze is a bustling central city café offering genuine kiwi hospitality served with superb food and coffee. We offer a fresh selection of locally produced food, a relaxed friendly atmosphere...
90 Stafford Street, Timaru
P: +64 3 684 9999
Our picturesque country location close enough to town makes the Stables Café & Bar an ideal place to visit. Tempt your taste buds with our exquisite home cooked food. From...
253 Beaconsfield Road, Timaru
P: +64 3 684 5617
Set in the heart of Timaru in the lovingly restored Grosvenor Hotel is the freshest restaurant in town - “TGB”. Enjoy fabulous dishes created with international flair! Our quirky boutique...
26 Cains Terrace, Timaru
P: +64 3 687 9190