10 Cafes In Queenstown, New Zealand

cafes in queenstown
Dulce
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Built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown prides in its picturesque views and stunning scenery. Surrounded by majestic mountains, its natural beauty creates an amazing backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, discovery and exploration. While Queenstown is best known for its commerce-oriented tourism, this wonderful place also boasts of authentic cafes where the locals meet and eat with the best coffee in town. Renowned as a host to many great cafes, Queenstown offers you an award-winning venue for your much awaited holiday getaway. Discover New Zealand and experience the best of Queenstown. Take a break and find your perfect hangout amongst these awesome selections for the best cafes in Queenstown, New Zealand.

1. Vudu Cafe & Larder


Superb coffee blended with terrific home style-baking, Vudu Cafe & Larder is one of Queenstown’s most loved brunch spots for locals and tourists alike. Conveniently located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, it offers a picturesque view and ambiance for its guests. Here you can feast on sumptuous brunch dishes like French toast pudding teamed with maple apple and carrot, vanilla custard, lemon mascarpone, and walnut crumble or a pumpkin, caper aioli, and hot smoked salmon. A massive 1950s image of Queenstown makes the rustic interiors look as scenic as its outer setting.

Vudu Cafe & Larder

Address: 16 Rees St Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

Website: Vudu Cafe & Larder

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Average price for two: 16-30 NZD (10-20 USD)

2. Patagonia Chocolates


Queensland’s sweet tooth haven right before your eyes. Located on the beautiful Queenstown lakefront just off Beach Street, this chocolate workshop offers a wide array of sweet delicacies that would be beyond your satisfaction. From dulce de leche, fresh hot churros, delicious ice cream and the biggest range of home-made chocolates you’ll lay your eyes on, all the while enjoying an excellent cup of coffee and a remarkable view of the lake. So if you’re ever in Queenstown, please don’t skip Patagonia!

Patagonia Chocolates

Address: Lakefront, 50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Website: Patagonia Chocolates

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am

3. Bob's Weigh


Looking for the best breakfast in town? Tryout Bob’s Weigh, famous for their wide selection of hearty breakfast meals that would surely get you going for the rest of the day. Choose between their pancakes, omelet, french toasts, all day breakfast, and great coffee, all guaranteed to satisfy your morning appetite. Service is very laid back, so take the time to appreciate the family atmosphere and funny, friendly staff.

Bob's Weigh

Address: Clock Tower Building, 6 Shotover Street, Queenstown Central, Queenstown

Website: Bob’s Weigh

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Average price for two: 15 NZD (10 USD)

4. Odelay

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Located at Frankton, Queenstown this spacious café believes that the best food starts with the finest and freshest ingredients. Their menu changes with the seasons to embrace the produce that is at its best. Their all-press coffee is one of the best, if not the best in Queenstown. Combined with their huge selection of cabinet food and an extensive breakfast and lunch menu and the stunning panoramic views from Coronet peak, Odelay Cafe makes your experience an enjoyable and memorable one.

Odelay Cafe

Address: 5 Hawthorne Drive Unit 10, The Landing, Remarkables Park, Frankton, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

Website: Odelay Cafe

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Average price for two: 15 NZD (10 USD)

5. Mrs. Ferg Beach Street


You might develop a sweet tooth if you don’t already have one after trying these ice creams from Mrs. Ferg Beach Street! Amazing freshly made gelato, smoothies, breakfasts, desserts, sandwiches, and cocktails are served in this fantastic spot. Blended with their excellent coffee, experience a relaxed comfortable atmosphere with uninterrupted views of Lake Wakatipu. The food presented here have a variety of delicious, indulgent ice creams, from vegan to low-fat to absolutely wild offerings.

Mrs. Ferg Beach Street

Address: 68 Beach St Queenstown 9300

Website: Mrs. Ferg Beach Street

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 am

Average price for two: 15 NZD (10 USD)

6. Joes Garage


Initially opened in a little old garage over 15 years ago, Joe’s Garage has moved to the heart of Queenstown to become a local favorite. Very relaxed vibe, good music and groovy garage-themed décor paired with sumptuous breakfast and excellent coffee is what this café has to offer.

Joes Garage

Address: Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

Website: Joes Garage

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Average price for two: 16-30 NZD (10-20 USD)

7. Halo Forbidden Bite


This would be a great place to start your day in Queenstown. Come and enjoy superb coffee and delicious breakfast as early as six in the morning. Located at Camp Street (next to St Peters Church ), Halo Forbidden Bite serves a wide selection of salads, sandwiches, and burgers with new specialties of pulled beef and spicy barbeque lamb including a fully stocked bar including draft beer, pilsner, and pale ale. Gluten-free and allergies are catered to, so don’t be afraid to ask.

Halo Forbidden Bite

Address: 1 Earl St Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

Website: Halo Forbidden Bite

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Average price for two: 16-30 NZD (10-20 USD)

8. The Bathhouse Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

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Looking for a cozy place to dine and stare at magnificent views of the lake and mountains? Then you have to try The Bathhouse Café. Constructed in 1911, with regal architecture and floor-to-ceiling windows, The Bathhouse is a unique structure right on the beach. The perfect spot for breakfast, enjoy all your Kiwi favorites, from eggs benedict and fresh salmon to their signature big breakfast with streaky bacon and potato rosti. Warm up with the signature seafood chowder, or tuck into the slow-braised beef brisket. Delicious vegetarian dishes are also available, as well as to-die-for desserts.

The Bathhouse Cafe

Address: 28 Marine Pde Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

Website: The Bathhouse Cafe

Opening hours: 9 am till late

Average price for two: 16-30 NZD (21-40 USD)

9. Balls and Bangles


Unique dessert concepts and premium coffee, Ball and Bangles of Queensland is a sensation. Opened in 2016, it has quickly become New Zealand’s preferred spot for handmade donut balls and bangles. Drop in for decadent donuts, over-the-top milk shakes, bagel sandwiches or a premium roast coffee that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.

Balls and Bangles

Address: 15 Church St Queenstown 9300

Website: Balls and Bangles

Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday 8 am-9 pm / Friday-Saturday 8 am-10 pm

Average price for two: 15 NZD (10 USD)

10. The Exchange

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Experience superb coffee, hearty breakfast in a very relaxed atmosphere, all in The Exchange. Grab some David’s blend coffee with the ever-popular Exchange eggs benedict, buttermilk pancakes or the favorite smashed avocado on toast. They’ve got lots of great vegetarian, gluten-free and kids options too. The finest local craft beers and award-winning wines are also up for grabs. So hurry and try what the locals have been raving about!

The Exchange

Address: 39 Ballarat Street Queenstown New Zealand

Website: The Exchange

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Average price for two: 16-30 NZD (10-20 USD)

Great cafes, great experience

Hot Chocolate with Churros + Chocolate Dip at Patagonia Chocolates, Queenstown, New Zealand. #nz #nztrip #nzmustdo #patagoniachocolates #patagoniachocolatesnz
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Discover these amazing selections and indulge yourself with their delightful choice of food and coffee. Choose from this list and you will definitely enjoy your stay in this wonderful location. You can never go wrong with the cafes in Queensland.

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