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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 …
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 …
Vegetarian in Coromandel Town

Driving Creek Cafe

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, organic and fair-trade delights await at this funky mudbrick cafe. The food is beautifully presented, fresh and healthy. Once sated, the kids can play in the sandpit while the adults …
Pub in Coromandel Town

Star & Garter Hotel

Making the most of the simple kauri interior of an 1873 building, this smart pub has pool tables, decent sounds and a roster of live music and DJs on the weekends. The beer garden is smartly clad in corrugated iron.
Seafood in Coromandel Town

Coromandel Oyster Company

Briny-fresh mussels, scallops, oysters and cooked fish and chips and flounder. Coming from Thames you’ll find it on the hill around 7km before you reach Coromandel Town. Ask if the excellent chowder is available.
Modern NZ in Coromandel Town

Pepper Tree

Coromandel Town’s most upmarket option dishes up generously proportioned meals with an emphasis on local seafood. On a summer’s evening, the courtyard tables under the shady tree are the place to be.
Arts & Crafts in Coromandel Town


Creative showcase of more than 30 local artists.
Cafe in Coromandel Town


Classy cafe fare including pizza, counter food (tarts and quiches around $7), superb coffee and tummy-taming breakfasts. Craft beer from Hamilton's Good George is refreshing after a day's adventuring.
Seafood in Coromandel Town

Coromandel Smoking Co

Smoked fish and seafood for cooking and snacking.
Museum in Coromandel Town

Coromandel Mining & Historic Museum

Small museum with glimpses of pioneer life.