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Cafes Galore: Food options for everyone
The Grindhouse Café takes bookings, but also welcomes walk-ins. Good for groups or parties, eat in or takeaway. Outdoor seating available.
A family destination, cafe, farmyard, mini golf and more.
Come in for good coffee, good food and good times.
Located in the Highfield Mall, The Village Café offers a relaxing environment in which you can sit, enjoy time out or meet up with friends. It provides a delicious range of food options, savoury or sweet, gluten free, vegetarian, something for everyone and also an extensive range of beverages.
Arthur St Kitchen has created the perfect relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy breakfast or lunch. Seating is available either inside the café in one of the three spacious rooms, or outside in the sunny courtyard. According to Lonely Planet it’s Timaru’s funkiest eatery!
At the top of Stafford Street sits Purple Lizard Café, the perfect place for a post-shopping treat, with the kids or a friend. The Purple Lizard serves a smashing breakfast, try the eggs benedict or a berry smoothie.
From artisan breads to kiwi-style soft breads, pastries, savouries, biscuits, slices, all-occasion cakes (including weddings), Bernie’s Bakery HQ produces goods for the wholesale and retail market, delivering throughout the South Island.
Locally owned business with friendly, enthusiastic staff waiting to offer you a large variety of beautiful food, beverages and a smile. Situated next to The Warehouse in Heaton Street.
Renowned for its mouth-watering culinary delights, friendly staff and exceptional service. Sopheze Coffee Lounge or Sopheze Espresso Garden are perfect destinations, offering a huge range of delectable food to entice every taste bud
Situated upstairs in Timaru’s Ballantynes department store, JB’s Café offers a selection of freshly made filos, salads, sandwiches, muffins, pizza and baked potatoes, followed by delicious cakes, slices and scones.