Top choice cafe in Paeroa

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 food (especially the grilled sandwiches – try the Cuban) are best enjoyed on the retro collection of old sofas and dining room furniture filling this heritage building.

There’s stylish accommodation here, too. Welcome to a true Kiwi gem and one of the country's best cafes.