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Arthur Street Kitchen

Couple sat at a table drinking coffee at Arthur St Kitchen, South Canterbury.
Place South Canterbury

Renowned for its delicious breakfast and lunch menu, plus house-made baking and hearty salads, Arthur Street Kitchen takes pride in producing as much as possible on their premises.

Café Verde

A covered verandah outside Cafe Verde, surrounded by greenery in Geraldine.
Place South Canterbury

Café Verde in Geraldine is known for its luscious garden setting and outstanding food. Located in an old phone-exchange building, this is the local café-goers meeting spot where generations of friends and family come together over a cuppa.

Farm Barn Café

Flowers and cake on table at Farm Barn Café in Fairlie.
Place South Canterbury

If there was ever a perfect stop to make when on the road with the family, Farm Barn Café on top of Mount Michael in the heart of Mackenzie District is it.

Mint Folk & Co

A close up of a flat white on a table at Mint Folk and Co in Twizel.
Place South Canterbury

Perhaps the most visually appealing cafe in the Mackenzie region, Mint Folk & Co is all about great food, great aesthetic and great service.

Silverstream Hotel

Dining area at Silverstream Hotel, Kimbell.
Place South Canterbury

The Silverstream Hotel, a historical country pub in Kimbell, is an iconic Mackenzie region destination.

The Greedy Cow Café

A close up of loaded toast on a table in the sunshine at the Greedy Cow in Tekapo.
Place South Canterbury

This sunny corner store café in the heart of Lake Tekapo is a must stop whether you are just passing through or in town for longer.

The Oxford

A close up of the halloumi salad at The Oxford restaurant in Timaru.
Place South Canterbury

Ask a Timaru local where to eat in town and chances are they will point you in the direction of The Oxford.

The Running Duck

The kitschy interior of The Running Duck cafe in Geraldine.
Place South Canterbury

Stepping inside the Running Duck café in the heart of Geraldine is like stepping inside a proper kiwi bach, albeit with great coffee on tap.