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Weekend Hours    I    Saturday 8:30am - 4pm, Sunday 9am - 3pm


Breakfast, lunch, dinner & food on the go, takeaways. 

Welcome to The Lonely Stag! Embrace a warm West Coast welcome and rural New Zealand cafe experience serving classic, hearty food with a passion for sharing a little bit of West Coast culture. Fish & Chips, Burgers, Whitebait Patties, Cheese Rolls, Scones & Sweets, Pies, Crossaints, Sandwiches and so much more. 

We cater to a wide range of dietary requirements. 

Photo By The Lonely Stage Cafe & Store In Whataraoa Of Steak Sandwich With Beer Battered Chips On Plate
Photo By The Lonely Stage Cafe & Store In Whataraoa Of A Cappuccino In Black Espresso Cup

Coffee & Drink.

Great Coffee & Beverages

We pride ourselves on delivering great coffee and cater to dietary needs with dairy and plant-milk options - almond, soy & oat milk.  We use fresh Sublime coffee beans across our espresso menu.

We offer a selection of herbal teas, shakes, fruit juice, and soft drinks.

Grocery Store.

Stock up on the essential food and personal items.

Adjacent to the cafe, you will find our grocery store offering a good range of essential items and more. The store serves as the local grocer for our small community and is the perfect stop-off to stock up on food and personal items before making your way south to Franz Josef Glacier or north to Hokitika. 

The Lonely Stag Cafe & Store Front In Whataroa With Snow Capped Mountains On The West Coast Of New Zealand
The Lonely Stag Cafe & Store Post Boxes Store Front In Whataroa Glacier Country West Coast New Zealand


Social Hub & Postal Services

Whataroa is home to about 250 permanent residents made up mostly of a farming community. Local facilities and businesses in our little township include a community hall, service and petrol station, school, playground, a great second-hand shop, the White Heron Sanctuary Tours, Glacier Country Motel, Glacier Country Scenic Flights, and The Lonely Stag Cafe & Store.

As the only business offering food in a social setting with shared and booth dining options in Whataroa, naturally, our space serves as a local hub, a space where people come together to catch up over good food & coffee. On a daily basis, it makes our hearts full to see locals mixing and mingling with visitors from all corners of the world in our little cafe. It's a great vibe and we can't wait to welcome you!

The Lonely Stag also offers postal services and manages the communities post boxes. If you are new to town, contact us or call in for more information.

Glacier Country.

Adventure paradise.

Whataroa is part of Glacier Country which is made up of a small series of intimate towns and communities scattered along South Westland on the West Coast of New Zealand nestled between the great Southern Alps and Tasman Ocean. From Hari Hari, Whataroa, Franz Josef Glacier, Okarito, Fox Glacier, and Lake Paringa all the way down to Haast. Why is this area called Glacier Country? Because you don't have to venture far into the mountains to find our precious glaciers. There are lots of ways to see them and it's worth staying a night in Whataroa to explore our slice of Glacier Country. 

Image by Daniel Connellan
Locations & Hours

Stop In for a Feed.


69 Main Road

Whataroa, West Coast

New Zealand 7886

Opening Hours

Mon - Wed: 8:30am - 3pm
​​Thur - Sat: 8:30am - 7pm
​Sunday: 9am - 2pm

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