Top Choice Contemporary in Paihia, Waitangi & Haruru


A concise seasonal menu of main dishes showcases regional NZ produce and local seafood (including plump oysters from nearby Orongo Bay), underpinned by subtle Asian influences and one of Northland's best wine lists.…
Latin American in Paihia, Waitangi & Haruru

El Cafe

This excellent Chilean-owned cafe has the best coffee in town and terrific breakfast burritos, tacos and baked-egg dishes, such as spicy huevos rancheros. The Cuban pulled-pork sandwich is truly a wonderful thing. T…
Contemporary in Paihia, Waitangi & Haruru

Charlotte's Kitchen

Named after an escaped Australian convict who was NZ's first white female settler, this hip restaurant/bar occupies a cheeky perch on the main pier. Bits of Kiwiana decorate the walls, while the menu takes a swashbu…
Pub Food in Paihia, Waitangi & Haruru


When locals are after a substantial, old-fashioned, good-value meal (think burgers, fish and chips, fried seafood platters and a roast of the day), they head to this no-nonsense restaurant at the Paihia Ex-Serviceme…
Cafe in Paihia, Waitangi & Haruru

Whare Waka

Located beside a pond studded with ducks, backed by bush and overlooking the Treaty Grounds, the Whare Waka (Boathouse) is a top spot for good cafe fare during the day, and to return to for a hāngi (earth-oven-cooke…
Cafe in Paihia, Waitangi & Haruru


Locals flock to this casual cafe-restaurant-bar for good food – including lots of local seafood – and live music from 3pm to 6pm every Sunday afternoon. There's happy-hour bar prices from 3pm to 6pm every day, too.
Market in Paihia, Waitangi & Haruru

Bay of Islands Farmers Market

Stock up on local fruit, vegetables, pickles, preserves, honey, fish, smallgoods (small meat products), eggs, cheese, bread, wine and oil, straight from the producer.
Supermarket in Paihia, Waitangi & Haruru


The main place to stock up on provisions. There's a smaller branch on Williams Rd in the town centre.