Discover a unique part of New Zealand from your base in Timaru, on the east coast of the central South Island.
There’s a lot of great things to do in Timaru District. Find out more.
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Great places to eat and drink in Timaru. Find out where to go.
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Cafes Galore: Food options for everyone
Our Timaru store, on the corner of Stafford and Canon Streets is a beautiful store with super friendly service, delicious food and fantastic coffee.
Come and dine for lunch or evening meal in this friendly cosy restaurant and experience the finest and best value for money pub food. Situated in the heart of Geraldine, the Geraldine Heritage Hotel was rebuilt in 1906 and is listed in the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Records as a building of significance.
Based in Geraldine, Jacks Chinese Takeaway is well known for their homemade wontons. Come and try yours today!
Specialty Coffee Roastery. Part of the micro roasting movement helping to keep everything local. Serving breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks, children welcome, walk-in or book.
Drop in and treat yourself to a morning or afternoon break and get what may well be the best hot chocolate in town. Superb coffee and a small range of specialty teas also available.
Light and sharable meals, gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Thick-shakes, real fruit smoothies, organic coffee and luscious teas. Ethically-raised free-range eggs and meat.
Delicious homemade pies, delectable goodies and all your catering needs. Located on Talbot Street, in the heart of Geraldine, Robbies has something for everyone.
Drop by Geraldine to try the Red Chillies authentic Indian cuisine takeaway. A wide range of delicious options available with the fluffy naan being a popular choice.
Café style food with an all-day breakfast and a la carte menu. Fully licensed with great coffee. Relax outside in our courtyard or dine inside. Fast, efficient service and selection of fresh food and baking. Also available Bureau de Change and overseas postage.
The Grindhouse Café takes bookings, but also welcomes walk-ins. Good for groups or parties, eat in or takeaway. Outdoor seating available.
A welcome refreshment stop on State Highway 1 at Rangitata, about an hour and a half south of Christchurch, and 30 minutes north of Timaru.
All the food at the Berry Barn Bakery is baked on site early each morning, making it fresh and flavourful. A variety of preservative and additive-free artisan breads are available. Great coffee and the breakfast is “big as”.