You could hit this lakeside spot for every meal of the day, starting with the bacon or salmon eggs Benedict or check the counter food for something homemade and delicious, like their cinnamon sticky buns. At lunch and dinner, you'll find ever-changing blackboard specials, good service, and great coffee. Try the Southland lamb cutlets, crusted in horopito (pepper tree) and served with beetroot gnocci. The wine list is mainly local NZ, with a good selection sold by the glass. It gets busy here so it's advisable to book for dinner during the holidays.