Broadway Tearooms & Bakery
Cuisine: Cafe, Desserts / Bakeries
Phone: 03 7328 497
Open 7 days - 5am-5pm
Broadway Historic Tearooms and Bakery
So you’ve arrived in Reefton ready to soak up the heritage and see OceanGolds Gold mine – Best not to do it on an empty stomach aye. Follow your nose down Broadway, find a table and eat to your hearts content.
- Hot, cold and sweet foods for those pushed for time.
- A full breakfast and lunch menu.
- Home of the famous Reefton shortbread.
- Barista quality coffee, made from Hummingbird's Oomph coffee beans.
- Gourmet steak, bacon and mushroom and satay chicken pies.
- Fresh bread and buns baked daily gluten free options available. Call into our historic tearooms & bakery on the main drag in Reefton.
Call in for a bite to eat
Open 7 days - 8am - 5pm
28 Broadway, Reefton
Our tearooms and bakery have been part of Reefton since its beginnings. Opening in around 1874, it has served the miners and their families for over 130 years. Over the years recipes have been refined and passed down through the generations, and whether you have sweet tooth or a hearty appetite, our meals and treats are something that locals, visitors and travelling business people make room for.
Un-like many of today’s cafes, we avoid pre-mixed recipes like the plague. For an authentic taste, we refer back to our tried and true recipe book. And with quality ingredients and a bit of Reefton spirit we reckon we have something pretty special to boast about. I guess that’s why people call in on their way through town, or why the locals pop in for their daily bread.
To meet the demand, we have two full-time bakers and two part-time baker assistants who produce all our pies and pastry products, cakes and slices, our well-known home-style shortbread, and fresh bread and buns daily.
We have been really careful selecting our staff, as friendly and efficient service is really important to us. That and they are a great bunch of people to work with.
Warm by winter and sunny by summer
Although the tearooms have seen a fair few years, the building has been tastefully restored for a modern café’s requirements. We can seat 50 people inside and another 16 outside in our courtyard. We regularly cater for groups both in our shop and at various venues around town.
For the coffee critics
Life is too short to drink bad coffee. We pride ourselves on a great for a coffee at any time of the day - we use Canterbury Hummingbird's Oomph, an organic, fair trade blend with a rich, sweet, nutty flavour.
Get your daily bread
Our onsite bakery produces a great range of tasty, quality products for you to try such as our wild and traditional pies, fresh bread, rolls, sweet buns, cakes, slices, muffins and scones all made daily and with our own bread products. One of our well-known specialities is home style shortbread which seems to fly straight out the door before it’s hit the shelf.
You can’t beat a hearty feed
Breakfasts are available from 6am, and our whitebait sandwiches (cooked the old fashioned way!) and giant toasted sandwiches are a must to try. We serve beautiful miner breakfast with gourmet sausage for those looking for a boost of energy for the day.
The morning, lunch and afternoon tea are available until 5pm. Relax and order some lunch from our hot food cabinet with home-made fried and grilled foods as well as our pies and toasties. We've a range of gluten free hot food, sweet products and meals that we can cook for you.
If your short on time, we can quickly whip something up for you to take away.
For the ultimate day out in Reefton, we recommend you call in for breakfast, go on the heritage tour, come in for lunch, head off to the gold mine tour and call back in for afternoon tea.