Rock-It Kitchen

Cafe in Raglan

Around 3km from town adjacent to surf beaches, Rock-It Kitchen combines rustic decor – it's housed in an old woolshed – with the area's best food. NZ wines and beer from west Auckland's Hallertau brewery combine with Scotch fillet steak and truffle potato mash for dinner, and the all-day breakfast of kumara hash cakes is popular with hungry surfers.

During summer, the outdoor tables are the place to be, and if the tide's right, it's even possible to steer a kayak way up the Wainui estuary from Raglan.