Lumberjack restaurant in Owakaenjoy our cosy welcoming country atmospheredelicious fresh food with great hospitality and friendly service

Welcome to Lumberjack Bar and Café in Owaka, Catlins Coast

Matthias and Louise Herold as proprietors welcome you to the Lumberjack Café & Restaurant, which is situated at Owaka, being the heart of the Catlins Coast. Together with a comprehensive food menu we also serve a variety of hot and cold drinks. While on your journey through the Catlins Coast, make sure you stop and enjoy our hospitality and friendly service. Our café's timber and brick decor makes for a cosy ambience and a large open fire adds to the welcoming country atmosphere. The family room adjacent provides a great environment for functions and family celebrations.

Opening Times

Lunch Opening Times

Friday - Sunday : 11.45am - 2pm  
We will be closed from Thursday 21st October, reopening on Thursday 28th October.

Dinner Opening Times

We will be closed from Thursday 21st October, reopening on Thursday 28th October.
Thursday 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Friday - 5.30pm - 7.30pm 
Saturday: 5.30pm - 7.30pm 
Sunday - 5.30pm - 7pm


We can be flexible and will open outside our opening times. This includes group bookings for lunch or 6 or more people for dinner. Please give us a call to enquire. 

Reservations essential.

Our licensed bar will have a cold beer of your choice and we have a wine list that will cater for all pockets.


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