Hand- picked produce from our culinary garden, chef- prepared and ready for you to enjoy "The Whistling Frog" is conveniently located on site, featuring micro- brewery craft beer on tap and a"refreshingly cosmopolitan menu" as stated by the Lonely Planet Guide 2013/2014. The cafe is also featured in the 2017 Lonely Planet New Zealand guidebook. The Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar" has also been featured in the "NZ Cafe of the Year 2013 and 2014" Competition as well as the "Supreme Pie Awards 2014".
CAFE NOW WINDING DOWN FOR THE SEASON! Open 11am - 8pm Saturday and Sunday, with dinner available at 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm by prior reservation. 11:30am- 3pm weekdays for meals. Please see below for our closed dates. Don't miss your chance to join us for dinner. Please phone us in advance to reserve your table on (03) 415- 8338 More dining times may be added during the week, based on group bookings.
The Whistling Frog Cafe will be closed the following days: 25 May- last day of the season 26 May- closed for the season
Added dining days: Thursday the 24th of May- 5pm and 5:30pm seatings remaining for dinner.
Greeted by "Whistlewood", the local Whistling Frog, standing 3m tall, gives a big thumbs up and welcoming smile. It's a great place for a fun, memory making, photo opportunity and well earned nibble or caffeine hit.
Chef Tom Peake and his creative team, present to you a range of delicious sandwiches, burgers and things not served in bread, all made fresh to order.
Our focus is to bring you fresh, clean and flavoursome meals that use local, home- made and home- grown ingredients. The best of the best.
Experience a friendly smile, excellent 'southern hospitality', incredible food, coffee and a fun atmosphere from the moment you walk through the entrance doors. It's the ultimate Catlins experience.
Travelling with young children or a dog? No problem! Dogs are welcome to relax with you in the outside courtyard and the Tadpole Menu for the kids, which comes with an activities bag that's sure to entertain them.
With accommodation located directly next door and only 400m from the entrance to Cathedral Caves, its no wonder so many visitors make this their home away from home in the Catlins.
The Whistling Frog Cafe has experience catering for large groups, cruise ships, buses and events. Ask about their set menu or banquet style options.