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The Yellow Door Café
One of the latest additions to Timaru’s café scene, The Yellow Door at the high end of Stafford Street is hard to miss.
If you find yourself craving a night of teppanyaki and whisky while in Timaru, point your nose to Saikou.
Arthur Street Kitchen
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.
Quite possibly the most scenic spot for a flat white in Aotearoa, Astro Café is a coffee shop experience not to be missed when visiting the Mackenzie region.
Blue Lake Eatery & Bar
Blue Lake Eatery & Bar boasts a menu that’s heavily influenced by the seasons and local produce - and with a French twist on Kiwi classics - think beef cheeks marinated in red wine or hot goat cheese salad with local Mackenzie honey.
The Silverstream Hotel, a historical country pub in Kimbell, is an iconic Mackenzie region destination.
Mint Folk & Co
Perhaps the most visually appealing cafe in the Mackenzie region, Mint Folk & Co is all about great food, great aesthetic and great service.
Hydro Café & Twizel Bookshop
Hydro Café has been keeping the good people of Twizel well hydrated for nearly a decade.
Farm Barn Café
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.
Dark Sky Diner
Lakefront location, intimate interiors and compelling cuisine make Dark Sky Diner the ultimate Lake Tekapo dining destination.
The Greedy Cow Café
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.
Barker's Foodstore & Eatery
Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery sits in a stunning setting on the banks of the Waihi River in the heart of Geraldine.
Ask a Timaru local where to eat in town and chances are they will point you in the direction of The Oxford.