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Cafes Galore: Food options for everyone
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A family destination, cafe, farmyard, mini golf and more.
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.
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.
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
Come in for good coffee, good food and good times.
An iconic local brand, producing outstanding drink syrups and condiments for 50 years.
A hidden gem on State Highway 1 at Winchester. The perfect spot for a weekend breakfast, brunch, lunch and more.