Townships in the district are dotted with friendly country cafes serving up delicious meals to visitors and locals alike. The lush farmland and rugged mountains of the region produce some of the best “wild food” in Southland.
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22 Diana Street, Lumsden
A modern 1950's themed Americana cafe, with great burgers, fantastic coffee, gluten-free options, friendly staff, and a unique talking point...
Mobile Food Vendor
Garston-Athol Highway, Garston
Great little spot to stop - lovely staff, quality burgers and brilliant coffee!
13 Diana Street, Lumsden
Open 7 days a week providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry travellers and locals alike, with great takeaway lunch options and a varied menu.
4 Athol-Five Rivers Highway, Athol
A cafe famous for its large southern cheese rolls being the best in the area!
1158 Garston-Athol Highway, Athol
Brown Trout Cafe is your friendly, family owned stop off, travelling between Millford Sound and Queenstown. Catch up on your local fly fishing update too!
35 Diana Street, Lumsden
This cafe/bakery offers a wide range of scrumptious fresh sandwiches, muffins, pies, and quiches, as well as legendary delicious cream donuts.
80 Devon Street, Mossburn
Cafe with delicious hot food and store for you to pick up some convenient items.
31 Devon Street, Mossburn
We offer great food, lovely coffee and friendly staff!
37 Blaydon Street, Waikaia
Open 7 days, except for some public holidays, offering a range of grocery store shopping, a cafe with brilliant coffee, hot and cold food!