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. See Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels and all Motueka has to offer by arranging your trip with our Motueka trip planner.
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  • We dropped in on a very busy afternoon for afternoon tea. The team found us a spot (for 15!!) and the tea and cakes were fab. Scones are a must!  more »
  • We had brunch there and while it was busy the pod came out quickly. Coffees were a bit delayed but overall lots to enjoy. Plenty to do fir kids and .. fantastic playground.  more »
  • The sign on the road looks innocuous -- the head of a jester in his hat -- and the sign proclaims something like "Bakery/Cafe/Lunch/Tame Eels." Say WHAT? That alone was worth investigating, but the wh...  more »
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  • Beautiful lunch today, the food was amazing, I had the BLAT which was flavourful and filling, the bread was extremely fresh and perfectly salted. The chutney was to die for and I with I could have taken some with me! The home made lemonade was really nice and had a very traditional rate to it. The iced chocolate could of used more overall liquid, it was in a small glass and was mostly filled with ice cream so it turned into more of a dessert than a drink. The eels were really cool to and feeding them was pretty cool also. The overall atmosphere was amazing very calm and peaceful with heaps of places for the kids to run around and explore! Overall I love with this place and hope I will have the chance to come back some day!!
  • Had a late breakfast with family. The service was friendly and polite. The staff we attentive. Our breakfast and coffee's were amazing. We would all highly recommend
  • This is an excellent place to stop for families. Not only do they serve good coffee and a delicious selection of food, their substantial garden grounds are setup for great fun for children with games, playground equipment and a small creek with the friendliest eels in the world! They have a small souvenir range available too. This is a great place to stop on route to or from the West Coast.
  • Unique country cafe set in beautiful gardens. A favourite of ours for family lunches or celebrations. Love the quirky garden sculptures. Always great food & friendly service.
  • Excellent unique setting. The tame eel's are amazing so make sure the fee to feed is paid as they really are impressive to watch slither up onto the land.... We got a round of coffee which was ok yet I'm very fussy with my tastes for over strength coffee, the platter was pretty good i thought. Yummy yet small. We will be back.. Thanks

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