Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, Motueka

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A rather unusual attraction, Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels make up part of a complex including an artsy cafe, fairytale accommodation in a Boot, and organic garden. You can hand-feed the tame eels and touch them with no worries. Wash your hands and head to the charming garden cafe that offers excellent food like seafood chowder and cheese soufflé. The attraction's owners also boast daily fresh-baked bread and preserves made from local products. Wi-Fi is available, and children will enjoy the Enchanted forest play area, too. Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Motueka Edition. Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Motueka Edition.
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  • We stopped here on our cycling holiday with friends. It was such a great find especially if you had children or were young at heart. The cafe had provided so much fun for children from dressing up wit...  more »
  • Loved it. Restaurant is really something special. Food is very very good. And staff is also very nice  more »
  • Do not miss out on stopping here for lunch or just a drink especially if you are travelling with kids. Service was a little slow as they were super busy at lunch time. But food was lovely.Home made we...  more »
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  • Weird!! But awesome. Don't let the random surrounds through you. These guys do good food. I only stopped by for a quick bite, but I'd love to stop by for a full meal. The staff were lovely and the cafe itself is quite charming.
  • Fantastic lunch staff and location. A nice touch is the woollen blankets that are given to the guests outside if it is cold and the mulled wine for the same reason.
  • Great food and friendly people in a place brimming with character. Charming and fun!
  • Went there for a coffee late sunday morning, the staff were very friendly and the layout is really nice - lots of little areas which are perfect for catching up with friends. Theres also lots to wander around and see with the interesting artwork and tame eels.
  • Loved this place but there was no way to stop small children from falling into the water. Loads of un supervised kids by the water. The food was awful but I loved the eels