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Old School Cafe
1115 Collingwood-Puponga Main Rd, Pakawau , Tasman, Tasman-Nelson
rvexplorer id: 18548
Entrance to the Old Schoolhouse Cafe
Seating in the cafe
The prime spot is already occupied
The Old School Cafe at Pakawau is one of those unexpected discoveries in an isolated rural community. Excellent food in a really nice friendly environment.
The owner has converted the old schoolhouse into a cafe while retaining it's historical links. There is an extensive menu to choose from, and you can order drinks at the bar.
We called in while checking out the Pakawau Beach campsite, and stayed on for a late lunch. Highly recommended!
Motorcaravanners with self-contained vans can park overnight in the spacious grounds - a really good option if you're planning to spend some time exploring Golden Bay.
There are limited power site available for a small fee. Otherwise, the only cost for staying overnight is a voluntary donation.
We made a point of coming back, having dinner in the restaurant, and staying overnight, when we returned to Golden Bay in April, 2021. We weren't disappointed! Plus, we were treated to a magnificent sunset later that evening.
The bar, and your very friendly host
An extensive menu to choose from - it may change from time to time