Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Paeroa

Refinery

Get pleasantly lost in the Refinery, a spacious showcase of 1960s and 1970s Kiwiana style including a turntable where customers are encouraged to play the vinyl records that fill overflowing bins. Good coffee and fo…
Top Choice Cafe in Coromandel Town

Wharf Road

Bringing cosmopolitan cool to Coromandel Town, Wharf Road offers the opportunity to ease into another day equipped with excellent coffee, interesting brunch dishes such as avocado bagels or Turkish eggs with chilli …
Top Choice Cafe in Waihi & Waihi Beach

Surf Shack

On the outskirts of Waihi Beach, the Surf Shack is definitely worth a detour for its plate-filling salads and quite possibly the best burgers in New Zealand. Other menu highlights include snacks inspired by the stre…
Top Choice Cafe in Kuaotunu & Around

Luke’s Kitchen & Cafe

Luke’s Kitchen & Cafe has a rustic surf-shack ambience, cold brews including local craft beer from the tiny Blue Fridge Brewery, and excellent wood-fired pizza. Occasional live music, seafood and creamy fruit sm…
Top Choice Cafe in Whangamata

Port Road Project

Sleek Scandi style makes the new Port Road Project a standout in sleepy Whanga. Join the locals on the sunny, shared tables and partner the all-day menu with fine coffee, Hamilton craft beer and cider, and a good wi…
Top Choice Cafe in Karangahake Gorge

Bistro at the Falls Retreat

The Bistro at the Falls Retreat is located in a wooden cottage under a shaded canopy of trees. Gourmet pizzas and rustic meat dishes emerge from the wood-fired oven on a regular basis, and there’s a great little pla…
Seafood in Coromandel Town

Coromandel Mussel Kitchen

This cool cafe-bar sits among fields 3km south of town. Mussels are served with Thai- and Mediterranean-tinged sauces or grilled on the half-shell. In summer the garden bar is perfect for a mussel-fritter stack and …
Modern NZ in Whangamata

Argo Restaurant

Whangamata’s classiest restaurant offers a concise and evolving menu of bistro classics that might feature twice-cooked pork belly or confit duck leg. Starters to look for include sautéed scallops and prawns or fres…
Cafe in Karangahake Gorge

Ohinemuri Estate Winery

Ohinemuri Estate Winery has Latvian-influenced architecture and serves excellent lunches – shared platters, seafood, soups and vegetarian dishes all feature. You’d be right if you thought it was an unusual site for …
Cafe in Whangamata

SixfortySix

SixfortySix does tasty counter food like baguettes crammed with hoisin pulled pork, as well as more substantial mains including a great scallop and bacon burger. NZ wine, local craft beer and freshly squeezed juices…