Deja Moo & Harbour Street Bakery


Tuesday8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Wednesday8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Thursday8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Friday8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Saturday8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Sunday9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

4 Harbour Street, South Hill, Oamaru

Ice cream and carbs are the perfect comfort food combination. Luckily you can find both in Oamaru’s Heritage Precinct. As you walk down the cobbled street keep an eye out for the iconic signage that reads “IT’S FAMOUS BECAUSE IT’S GOOD.”

While this slogan is a remnant from Lane’s Emulsions, it still fits the two businesses that now live here. Harbour Street Bakery occupies the left-hand side of the building and Deja Moo ice cream shop occupies the right. New Zealanders who had Lane’s Emulsions growing up will remember that they were actually yuck. These scoops and loaves, however, are anything but.

Visit Harbour Street Bakery early in the day so that you can make your pick from their full range of breads, buns, pies, cookies and other goodies. Their speciality sourdough breads are the stars while cronuts make for a mean morning treat and are joined by pain au chocolat, apple cinnamon turnovers, and homemade custard pastries. Whatever you choose you’re in for a delicious treat, as everything is made from scratch with local ingredients.

Once you’ve stocked up on carbs for the day head across to Deja Moo for homemade goodness in a different form. All of the ice creams here are handcrafted, too. They’ve got all the classics plus funky flavours like ‘Unicorn’ which can only be described as somewhere in between lolly cake and bubble gum. It’s even got edible glitter in it. Get your cone chocolate dipped or check out their thick shakes, milkshakes and smoothies. A visit to these two shops will more than satisfy your taste buds (and your inner child).

Words by Olivia Sisson & Photography by Nancy Zhou

4 Harbour Street, South Hill, Oamaru

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