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Top Choice Italian in Cambridge

Alpino cucina e vino

In a heritage former post office, the stylish and elegant yet informal and approachable Alpino cucina e vino is one of the best restaurants in the Waikato region. The main menu focuses on excellent pasta and hearty …
Cafe in Cambridge


Free-range this and organic that punctuate the menu at the cool slice of culinary style that looks like it’s dropped in from Auckland or Melbourne. Distressed timber furniture and a vibrant and colourful mural enliv…
Cafe in Cambridge

Boatshed Cafe

This stylish cafe on the edge of Lake Karapiro is a top place for a leisurely brunch or lunch. Order the eggs Benedict or the corn-and-coriander fritters, and grab an outside table for lake views and Waikato birdson…
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Red Cherry

With a cherry-red espresso machine working overtime, barn-like Red Cherry offers coffee roasted on-site, delicious counter food and impressive cooked breakfasts. For lunch, the gourmet beef burger is hard to beat. C…
Cafe in Cambridge


All-day Onyx occupies a lofty space, with onyx-black furnishings and warm-toned timber floors. Wood-fired pizzas are the mainstay, plus salads, tortillas, sandwiches, steaks, cakes, organic coffee, NZ wines and loca…
Museum in Cambridge

Cambridge Museum

In a former courthouse, the quirky Cambridge Museum has plenty of pioneer relics, a military history room and a range of local history displays.
Lake in Cambridge

Lake Karapiro

Eight kilometres southeast of Cambridge, Lake Karapiro is the furthest downstream of a chain of eight hydroelectric power stations on the Waikato River. It’s an impressive sight, especially when driving across the t…
Garden in Cambridge

Jubilee Gardens

Apart from its Spanish Mission town clock, Jubilee Gardens is a wholehearted tribute to the ‘mother country'. A British lion guards the cenotaph, with a plaque that reads, ‘Tell Britain ye who mark this monument fai…