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Benger Garden Cafe & Chalets

Beautiful big outdoor seating area with bird aviary. Homemade cakes and gourmet pies. Catering available.

Lovely garden and dogs welcome. Safe play area for kids.

Catering for breakfast, morning, afternoon tea, lunch, and after fives and dinners.

We have a range of menus to suit most events, and if we don’t, we will create a menu just for you.

Brand new accommodation in Ettrick, located only 6 km from Millers Flat and 15 km from Roxburgh. 

You’ll find our garden cafe right next door. 

Locally owned by John and Lee. Both have a passion for travelling and meeting new people. 

We often give our guests a tour of the valley or stop for a drink and chat together.

Why us

If you’re looking for pet-friendly, modern accommodation with a cafe making homemade delicious goodies right next door, then  Benger Garden Cafe and Chalets is the place for you.

Each chalet is fully self-contained with its own private bathroom.

Are you on the bike trail looking for a great place to stay? We’ll come and pick you up and drop you off.

Winner of the Qualmark 4 star Bronze award.

Enjoy breakfast and lunch or afternoon coffee

Beautiful big outdoor seating area with bird aviary and stunning gardens.

Homemade cakes and gourmet pies. Dogs are most welcome.

Safe play area for kids and great atmosphere.

Winner of the Qualmark 4 star Bronze award.

Fully self-contained brand new accommodation located in Ettrick, Central Otago.

Biking, walking, history, local pool, orchards

The Clutha Gold Trail and Roxburgh Trail are right on our doorstep. We offer pickup and drop off.

Explore the delights of the Teviot Valley fruit bowl with roadside orchards and fruit stands.

You’ll find plenty of greats walks and if hunting is your thing Mt Benger is the place to go.

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Our Reviews

Our TripAdvisor Reviews

Here’s what some of our customers are saying about our cafe and chalets.

  • star rating  Highly recommend 👌 – Great selection of cabinet and freshly cooked food.
    I had an omelet which was perfectly cooked and had lots of filling.
    My flat white coffee was the perfect temperature.… read more

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    03/11/2023

    star rating  Great little cafe – Worth a visit. Good food and coffee, friendly staff and the place has had a real facelift. Outside area be great on on a fine day or night. Caters for… read more

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    22/11/2022

    star rating  We will be back! – Very welcoming staff, beautiful accommodation. We had a lovely stay, exploring the Clutha Gold trail, and the breakfast was the icing on the cake!

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    20/02/2024
  • star rating  Benger Cafe long weekend – This cafe has the best assortment of cabinate food I have seen in a long time. The atmosphere is chilled, and service amazing. We stayed at the chalets onsite for… read more

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    23/10/2023

    star rating  24 of us booked for lunch at the Benger cafe when we were travelling through Roxburgh. We had the outside tables in a pretty courtyard surrounded by beautiful gardens. The… read more

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    24/11/2021

    star rating  Benger Garden Cafe is a hidden gem. The owners go above and beyond to satisfy your experience. Amazing garden area with exotic and native birds. Food and coffee awesome

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    03/10/2020
  • star rating  The cafe now has a lovely new chalet on site. Its absolutely gorgeous. Very attractive, clean, linen sheets, comfy bed, nice bathroom, private, pretty, quiet and a beautiful design. The… read more

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    22/01/2022

    star rating  Best all day breakie  – Benger cafe has the best all day breakfast I’ve had in NZ & I’ve had them all over our awesome country, while 99% of the places are great, John &… read more

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    17/12/2023

    star rating  Today I had the best toasted sandwich I have ever had ( and I have had quite a few at different places) Heaps of filling in beautiful bread! They also… read more

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    08/05/2021
  • star rating  This cafe has something for everyone. The cheese rolls are the best! There is plenty of space indoor and outdoor seating and the staff are super friendly.

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    19/02/2020

    star rating  Thoughtful Cafe! – Love the sausage roll which was fantastic! It was a good idea for putting it in a double-layer paper bag for keeping warm longer. People are nice too!

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    25/07/2023

    star rating  The chalet is wonderfully designed, a brilliant place for a couple – warm, with everything top-quality. The hosts are friendly, hospitable, and informative. The adjacent cafe has all you need… read more

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    19/02/2022

Our Reviews

Our Latest Reviews from Google

Here’s what some of our customers are saying about our cafe and chalets on Google.

백평_금련지
백평_금련지
2024-03-07
퀸스타운에서 오아마루로 가는 인터시티버스 중간 휴게소. 23일차 뉴질랜드여행 중 최고의 휴게소. 너무나도 이쁜 정원! 직접 만든 머핀은 너무도 먹음직 스러워 시도 해봤는데 내가 전세계를 여행하면서 가장 맛있었던 머핀이였음. 촉촉, 부드러움, 베리의 상큼함! ☆☆☆☆☆ (평소 퍽퍽한 빵은 싫어서 패스츄리만 선호하는 타입) 사진에는 없지만 치즈롤도 바삭바삭. 음식과 음료들도 저렴함.
kaye hulena
kaye hulena
2024-03-05
Fab homemade steak pepper and pea pie, great coffee and lovely gardens with play area. Very funky clean toilets
Amber
Amber
2024-03-03
The garden Terrace is so beautiful!
Kevin Gove
Kevin Gove
2024-02-25
Roadside cafe with great beautiful gardens with shaded seating areas, look out for the beautiful Mandarin ducks at the back.
ahmed showair
ahmed showair
2024-02-25
Tasty honey
Hannah Hale
Hannah Hale
2024-02-25
Staff absolutely lovely, coffee tasty. Vegetarian quiche yum. Proper ice-cream and lovely outdoor seating and play area. Really recommend!
Neil Hall
Neil Hall
2024-02-23
A beautiful garden oasis for coffee, lunch etc. Do not know about the rooms.
Vanz Liit TV
Vanz Liit TV
2024-02-21
Cozy nice quiet place :) staffs are friendly
Belinda Mason
Belinda Mason
2024-02-21
Yummy lunch today. Thanks team!
Our Reviews

Our Booking.com Reviews

Here’s what some of our customers are saying about our chalet accommodation in Ettrick.

Excellent
9.5
Based on 114 reviews
David
David
2024-03-11
10
Verified
Exceptional ☺ Very, very comfortable nice setting.
Maria
Maria
2024-03-09
9.0
Verified
Wonderful
Karen
Karen
2024-03-09
9.0
Verified
Wonderful
Richard
Richard
2024-03-08
10
Verified
Exceptional
Mohamadi
Mohamadi
2024-02-25
5.0
Verified
It was a nice stay but I think the price was a bit high for the size and location of the place. ☺ The room was nice and warm. I liked the design of the room and staff were nice. The cafe's garden was so pretty. Car park was very close to the room which was nice. ☹ I think the price was a bit too much for the size and location of this room. It's very close to the highway so you can hear the cars passing if you keep the window open.
Carolyn
Carolyn
2024-02-23
10
Verified
Exceptional ☺ The staff were very accommodating and the breakfast included was 5 star. If you are doing the Clutha Gold bike trail the staff will pick you up from Millers Flat so you don’t have to ride the motorway and return you the next day. Recommend this place.
Lance
Lance
2024-02-22
10
Verified
Exceptional ☺ Great location, clean, modern accomadation. Would recommend and use again.
Barbara
Barbara
2024-02-21
10
Verified
Interessantes Tiny house ☺Großzügig und sauber
Ross
Ross
2024-02-20
9.0
Verified
Wonderful
Nancy
Nancy
2024-02-19
10
Verified
Fantastic stay in a beautiful chalet ! ☺ Food was fantastic and staff were very friendly and helpful. ☹ Nothing... it exceeded our expectations!

Our Reviews

Our Latest Reviews from Airbnb

Here’s what some of our customers are saying about our cafe and chalets on Airbnb.

Clare
Clare
25. January, 2024.
very cozy chalet, perfect after a long trek! fast speed internet, cozy bed, modern and comfortable, with a beautiful garden and tasty breakfast included! 10/10
Lorna
Lorna
21. December, 2023.
Our stay was wonderful and our hosts were awesome! I want to go back already!!
Richard
Richard
1. December, 2023.
We stayed in chalet no. 2.Great design, well setup, more impressive in person than what you see in the photos. Other accommodation is close by, but the chalets are well designs/placed to give privacy.Having the cafe on site was amazing. We were impressed by the quality of food!Lee is very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend this stay 👌🏼
William
William
14. October, 2023.
Great place, good location. Having a fenced off section round the side to keep the dog was a lifesaver. Would be a great spot to stay in summer, when you can fire up the bbq and relax.
Rosalind
Rosalind
2. July, 2023.
We had a lovely comfortable night in the very cute chalet, which had everything we needed. Loved the architecture and the hearty breakfast and great coffee in the cafe next door. Would recommend to anyone, especially if making use of the cycle trails (we weren't this time, but can see how well it would work). Everyone we met was so friendly.
Mori
Mori
10. May, 2023.
Fabulous chalet . Photos didn't do it justice was better than the pics .Very spacious warm comfortable and clean . Will definitely stay again and highly recommend to others.The breakfast was amazing too ....we went back for breakfast a second time.Would love to try the roast next time as the brekky was so generous.Thank you Mori and warren
Nick
Nick
10. April, 2023.
Great halfway point between Dunedin and Central Otago.Cabin was really well equipped, and perfect having the cafe right next door. Breakfast included hit the spot.
Tim
Tim
18. December, 2022.
Just a lovely place. Great accommodation, lovely people and great value.
Alison
Alison
4. December, 2022.
We loved our stay at the Chalet. It is charming, cute and clean with pretty gardens surrounding. The Benger Cafe next door has tasty food and a friendly team. Thank you Leandro for your hospitality and your friendly help. We recommend highly. 😊
David
David
25. November, 2022.
Immediate WOW Factor - quality fittings/hardware/ bed and bed linen! Comfy too! Lovely place to stay with Cafe right there for you😊. Perfect.