Top Choice Tapas in Invercargill


Proving that cool Invercargill isn't quite an oxymoron, this cosy tapas bar is a great place to while away an evening, snuggled into a sofa or a fireside nook. The menu veers from creative tapas (venison tacos, mutt…
Top Choice Cafe in Invercargill


Large, shared tables, a relaxed beachy ambience, and top-notch coffee and smoothies add up to this cafe being widely regarded as Southland's best. Delicious counter food includes bagels, sumptuously filled rolls, ba…
Top Choice French in Invercargill

Elegance at 148 on Elles

Welcome to 1984, and we mean that in a completely affectionate way. Elegance is the sort of old-fashioned, upmarket, regional restaurant where the menu is vaguely French, vaguely British, and you can be guaranteed o…
Cafe in Invercargill


Tucked away in a shopping arcade, this family-style eatery offers a relaxed and fairly unchallenging dining experience. Lunch highlights include pork-belly open sandwiches, pastas and salads, while stars of the exte…
Modern NZ in Invercargill

Buster Crabb

Housed in a spacious heritage villa, Buster Crabb is inexplicably named after a British navy frogman who went missing in 1956. Local workers crowd in for lunchtime salads, roasts, burgers and platters. Come evening,…
Cafe in Invercargill

Seriously Good Chocolate Company

This sweet little cafe specialises in artisan chocolates (around $2 each), which can be nibbled alongside espresso, or spirited away in lovely gift boxes. Our seriously good recommendation is the ginger. And the har…
Cafe in Invercargill

Three Bean Café

This borderline old-fashioned main-street cafe prides itself on good coffee then matches the promise with carefully prepared snacks, such as savoury pies and delightful lemon cake, and more substantial meals such as…
Supermarket in Invercargill

Pak ’n Save

A large, centrally located supermarket.
Bakery in Invercargill

Colonial Bakery

Euro-goods such as baguettes, croissants and seedy Swiss-style breads nudge their way into a line of Kiwi classics, such as fruit buns, meat pies and the classic Southland cheese roll.