We scoured the region to find Southland's best cafés.
Discover them with our Neat Places guide.
5 Sweet Treats to Try in Invercargill
Ago-to café whether you’re stopping by to see the classic motorcycle collection at Mecca, or just looking for a satisfying meal in the heart of the city.
Black Shag Boutique Café
Head to Black Shag in Invercargill for the perfect trifecta of coffee, food and service.
Serving up New York Style bagels that are made with hand-picked ingredients, this casual breakfast and lunch stop is a tried-and-true favourite amongst students and local office workers.
Invercargill's non-profit health foods store, café and community hub.
At the only café in Invercargill’s northwest corner, expect to nd delicious baked goods all made in house, hearty breakfast and lunch dishes and plenty of options for dietary restrictions.
Tuatara Café & Bar
A brewery, craft beer bar and pizzeria rolled into one, visit Tuatara Café to enjoy all of the above in one of Dee Street’s historic buildings.
The Auction House
Open for breakfast through to dinner, expect tasty tapas, a wide range of mains, funky cocktails, an expansive NZ wine list and frequent live music events in the spacious, modern courtyard that often play into the night.
The Grille Café
The Grille has been lovingly curated and decked out with relics of days gone by.
Seriously Good Chocolate Company
A tiny store using chocolate as a medium with which to promote Southland to the world.
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The Crib Café
The Crib has something for everyone and is reminiscent of the 90’s most laid back beach cafés.
Fat Bastard Pies
Honest and extremely moreish pies likely to bring out your inner Fat Bastard in the best kind of way.
Enjoy epic brunch items like avocado toast with beetroot and mint hummus, sourdough, dukkah and free range egg while relaxing in one of Southland’s most well designed cafés.
The Green Room
A hub for barista coffee and homemade Kiwi café favourites.
Small Prophet & Co
Pop into this studio to check out their art, upholstering and refurbishment work alongside other local wares.
Tumu Toka CurioScape
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Order up Your Brunch Fave at 4 of the Finest Cafés in Southland
Niagara Falls Café
A magical café run by a local family in a one room school house constructed in 1893.