2 weeks ago
Good food, good service, nice ambiance and reasonable prices. Can't wait to go back.
- Allan C
3 months ago
What a great little restaurant! We stopped in the little town of Pakawau while exploring the top of the South Island. We stopped in for dinner. The food was great, the portions sizable and the service friendly. Can't ask for much more. There's some art for sale too if you're interested. The school them comes through in the set up of the cafe but it's not overdone. It just makes it a bit interesting. Will stop by again when we're up here. Great place.
- Paul B
2 weeks ago
Excellent food. Clean AND cosy place, best Fish&Chips we ever had in NZ. A true gem! Big recommendation.
- Jochen R

About us

The Old School Cafe is located half way between Collingwood and Farewell spit. The Cafe is in the original building that was once the house of learning for the children of Pakawau. Open for lunch and dinner there is plenty on the large black board menu to suit all. Indoor and outdoor dining with a full bar, pool table and dart board.

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1115 Collingwood Puponga Main Road
Pakawau 7073
New Zealand

Opening Hours

Wed:4:00 – 8:30 pm
Thu:4:00 – 8:30 pm
Fri:4:00 – 8:30 pm
Sat:11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sun:11:00 am – 8:30 pm
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