ROUTE 72 EXPERINCE
  • CAFE & DINING

    WHETHER YOU HAVE TIME FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER,OR ONLY HAVE THE TIME FOR A QUICK BITE TO EAT, WE WOULD LOVE YOU TO JOIN US AT ROUTE 72.

    Bookings are welcomed and recommended. Ph: 03 312 5595

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    Our "Upstairs dining room" offers an exclusive view to surprise and delight. Perfect for any occasion, special or casual - dinner for two, or meet with a group of friends. The room can also be booked for small private parties (15 to 20).

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    Dining inside or out, the choice is yours depending on your mood and the weather. Our friendly staff will look after you to give you the unforgettable "Route 72" experience.

    Come and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere downstairs created by our open kitchen and friendly staff. With the choice of savory snacks and mouth watering meals, home baking and decadent desserts, coffees, liquors, breakfast and more, we look forward to seeing you at Route 72.

    Below are some treats to tantalise your taste buds whether you are a sweet-tooth or prefer a savory taste. Route 72 has something for everyone!

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  • Gift Vouchers

    Vouchers are available for the "Route 72 experience" and can be spent in the cafe/restaurant or the emporium. Gift Vouchers can be posted on request (allow 5 days) or collected from the emporium during opening hours.

    Gift Vouchers
  • THE EMPORIUM

    THE ROUTE 72 EMPORIUM

    Like Aladdin's cave we offer a unique treasure trove of interesting and unusual delights for yourself, your friends, and your home. Affordable jewellery and a huge range of beautiful scarves and handbags, possum and merino knits and NZ T shirts, polar fleeces and icons. NZ made skincare including organics, manuka honey, native flowers and the old favourite "Kama". We stock a huge range of "Kings Seeds" and homeopathic remedies for health and well being. Kitchen gadgets, wrought iron and humour, even the men love it! For your home we have an amazing range of art from New Zealand and around the globe, with leadlight lamps to enhance your home with atmosphere. There really is something for everyone and every home.

    Decorating? Know someone who is? We have a beautiful selection of water colours and oils by local artists as well as imported textures, abstracts, scenery and portraits. We have access to a huge range that can be viewed online and sourced through our network of artdealers.

    We offer a huge range of leadlight lamps, "mood" lighting, and assorted candles.

    Classic, contempory or just for fun, we have a beautiful selection of treasures for your home and garden.

    Homeoepathics, bodycare, and Kings seeds. We have it all!

    We love our very popular (and large) range of jewelery including funky and fun for everyday wear as well as delicate and formal. Stirling silver and semi precious gems, NZ made and NZ themes.

    Fashion scarves and colourful handbags, as well as Pierre Cardin Italian leathers and NZ made possum merino clothing classics. We also offer NZ made leather hats from Selke and a range of adults and children's NZ themed polar fleeces, all at affordable prices.

    Wrought iron, beautiful glassware, wooden utensils and funky kitchen aids. The emporium offers the gift of choice for your ease and enjoyment.

  • CONTACT US

    Contact Address


    ROUTE 72 CAFE BAR EMPORIUM,
    1697 Cust Rd, Cust
    North Canterbury

    Hours of Operation


    Open Tuesday to Sunday closed Monday and Public Holidays

    • Breakfast - 9.00am to 11.30am
    • Lunches - 11.30am to 3.00pm

    Take away options also available

    • Fridays Nights - 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm

    Casual family dining - Gourmet Pizzas,Pastas and Burgers Dine in or Take away - phone orders welcome

    • Saturday Nights - 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

    Full A - La - Carte menu Bookings Essential


    Telephone: 03 312 5595
    FAX: 03 312 5505
    E-mail:Route72@clear.net.nz


    To Travel from Christchurch SEE MAP BELOW (SCROLL DOWN)


    Head north through Belfast onto the Northern Motor Way, travel time from Belfast 20 to 25 minutes.


    Over the Waimakariri River,
    Take the first exit left onto Tram Road.
    Travel 22 km, (15 mins) along Tram Road.
    Turn Right onto Early's Road (Signposted)
    and travel 2 km into Cust Village.
    Turn left at Cust Road intersection,
    We are 200m on left.


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    Our Location


  • WelCome!

    ENJOY THE ROUTE 72 EXPERINCE

    • Fresh Baked Muffins and Homemade Slices
    • Freshly Ground Organic Coffee
    • Mouthwatering Cuisine
    • Award Winning Local Wines, Large Range of Beer
    • Emporium like Aladin's Cave

    Hours of Operation


    Open Tuesday to Sunday closed Monday and Public Holidays

    • Breakfast - 9.00am to 11.30am
    • Lunches - 11.30am to 3.00pm

    Take away options also available

    • Fridays Nights - 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm

    Casual family dining - Gourmet Pizzas,Pastas and Burgers Dine in or Take away - Phone orders welcome

    • Saturday Nights - 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

    Full A - La - Carte menu Bookings essential, As we only open for a minimum of 15 people


    1697 Cust Road.
    CUST.
    North Canterbury,
    New Zealand.
    Ph: 03 312 5595

    HISTORY

    Route 72 ... Began as Cust's Butcher Shop


    Sam Wood's Butcher Shop

    Steve and Annette Thomson, the present owners restored the neglected and disused Butchers Shop building and opened the "Country Provedor" in 1992. Trade consisted of home produced herbal products (dried herbs, teas, and a range of personal care products) and also served as an outlet for other locally made crafts. Local market gardeners established a fresh fruit and vegetable business which was carried on by Annette and Steve for 5 years. As other commitments increased with a young family of 3 boys (and another one later) the evolution of the Emporium grew while the fresh trade was fazed out. The dream of adding on the cafe was always in the background, it's fruition in December 2006 gives us much pleasure in offering you the new "Route 72" Experience.



    Men outside Sam Wood's Butcher Shop which is now the current premises