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Cafe Collection

Here are some award-winning and recommended cafes to sustain you as you travel to and from the fishing

 Region/Town   Cafe   Notes
Kerikeri Fishbone Cafe

88 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri

Ruawai ElleCee Cafe

On the main road at Ruawai


Waipu Cove The Beach House

891 Cove Rd, Waipu Cove

Whangarei Fresh

12 James St, Whangarei

Dargaville Blah, Blah, Blah Cafe

101 Victoria St, Dargaville

  Auckland area  
Matakana Dragonfly Cafe

615 Matakana Rd, Matakana

Whangaparaoa Gusto

667 Whangaparaoa Rd, Whangaparaoa

Takapuna. North Shore, Auckland Takapuna Beach Cafe

22 The Promenade, Takapuna

Newmarket, Auckland Zarbo Delicatessan & Cafe

24 Morrow St, Newmarket

Newmarket, Auckland Baci Lounge

At Rialto Centre, Broadway, Newmarket

Grey Lynn, Auckland Richmond Road Cafe

57 Fort St, Grey Lynn

Thames Sola

31 Kapanga Rd, Thames

Hot Water Beach Hot Waves Cafe

At Hot Water Beach

Pipiroa The Pipiroa Country Kitchen

On State Highway 2

A favourite stopping place when travelling between Auckland and the Coromandel coast.

Whitianga Café Nina

20 Victoria St, Whitianga

Hamilton The River Kitchen

237 Victoria St, Hamilton

Matamata Workmans Cafe

52 Broadway, Matamata

Tirau The Loose Goose Cafe and Bar

7 Main Road (SH1), Tirau

Kihikihi Viands Bakery

On State Highway 3
at 80 Lyon St, Kihikihi

For award-wining pies

Waitomo Huhu Cafe

10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves

Te Kuiti Bosco

On State Highway 1 at the north end of Te Kuiti

 Bay of Plenty/ East Coast/Rotorua  
Tauranga Cafe Botannix

On the corner of Bethlehem Rd and SH 2 at Palmer's Garden Centre

Tauranga Cafe Mediterraneo

62 Devonport Rd, Tauranga Central

Mt Maunganui Slow Fish Café

1 Marine Parade, Mt Maunganui

Rotorua Urbano Bistro

289 Fenton Street, Rotorua

Good coffee and a wide range of food to eat in the cafe.

Rotorua The Office

6 Tarawera road, Rotorua (next to the Outdoors Headquarters).

Good food (can supply takeaway lunches) and great coffee.

Rotorua Fat Dog Cafe

1161 Arawa Street, Rotorua

In town. Funky and fun. Good food and coffee. Service can be slow due to popularity.

Rotorua Oppie's Fish & Chips

295 Fenton St, Rotorua

For the days you go fishless - award winning fish and chip shop.

Murupara Country Cafe 5 Kopuriki Rd, Murupara
Waihi Beach Porch

Seaforth Road, Waihi Beach

Gisborne Verve

124 Gladstone Rd, Gisborne

Gisborne Ruba

14 Childers Rd, Gisborne

Central Plateau / National Park
Raurimu Spiral Cafe

On the corner of State Highway 4 and Raurimu Rd, Raurimu

Taupo Cafe Replete

45 Heu Heu St, Taupo

Motuoapa, Turangi Licorice Cafe

57 SH1, Motuoapa

Tongariro, Turangi Tying Room cafe

Creel Tackle House, Taupahi Road, Turangi

All day menu, snack and coffee: Excellent feedback from anglers for quality of food and coffee.

Taupo Zest

65 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo

 Hawkes Bay    
Napier Ujazi

28 Tennyson St, Napier

Hastings Bay Espresso

141 North Karamu Rd, Hastings

Havelock North Cuccini

9 Middle Road, Havelock North

Havelock North Jackson's Cafe and Bakery

Middle Road, Havelock North


Ohakune Utopia Delicatessan Cafe 47 Clyde St (SH49), Ohakune.
New Plymouth Ozone Espresso Bar

47A King St, New Plymouth

New Plymouth Chaos

36 Brougham St, New Plymouth

Wanganui Jolt

19 Victoria St, Wanganui

Wanganui Indigo

On the corner of Majestic Square and Watt St, Wanganui

Taihape Café Exchange

8 Huia Street, Taihape

Taihape The Brown Sugar Café

On Huia Street in Taihape

Mangaweka Mangaweka International Airport

On SH1 (look for the big airplane)

Palmerston North Cafe Cuba

248 Cuba St, Pamerston North

Bulls Mothered Goose

On the corner of SH 1 and SH 3 in Bulls

Greytown The French Baker

81 Main St, Greytown

Greytown Salute

83 Main St, Greytown

Martinborough Medici

9 Kitchener St, Martinborough

Pahiatua The Black Stump

106 Main St, Pahiatua

Otaki The Brown Sugar Café

On SH1 at the south end of Otaki

 Wellington area  
Petone Go-Bang Café

182 Jackson St, Petone


Café Astoria

At Midland Park, Lambton Quay


Caffe L'Affare

27 College St, Wellington

Wellington Finc

122 Wakefield St, Wellington

Wellington Nikau Gallery Cafe

At City Gallery, Wellington

Nelson Morrisons Cafe

244 Hardy Street, Nelson

Nelson Vanilla Cafe

56 Bridge Street, Nelson

Motueka The Gothic

208 High St, Motueka (on State Highway 60)


Riverview Cafe

On Riverview Road, Murchison

Watch the trout rise from the licensed cafe and have the chef prepare your catch.

 Golden Bay    
Takaka Wholemeal Café

60 Commercial St, Takaka

Collingwood The Courthouse Cafe

On the corner of Elizabeth St and Gibbs Rd, Collingwood

The Mussel Inn

On the Takaka Collingwood Highway, Onekaka

Kaituna Valley, Collingwood The Naked Possum

On Kaituna River Road, Collingwood

Havelock The Slip Inn

Havelock Marina, Havelock

Rai Valley

Brick Oven

Serves specialty pies and great tea and coffee in a rural village.

SH6, Rai Valley

Blenheim Cafe Home

On the corner of Scott St and Maswell Rd in Blenheim

Blenheim CPR HQ

On Wynen St, Blenheim

 West Coast    
Westport Bay House Cafe

At Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind, West Coast


Reef Cottage Cafe

Renovated Victorian style cafe serves breakfasts, lunch and dinner. Great coffee and food in a wonderful historic setting.

51-55 Broadway, Reefton

Reef Cottage Cafe

Greymouth 124 on Mackay

124 Mackay St, Greymouth

Hokitika Cafe de Paris

19 Tancred St, Hokitika

Haast McGuires Cafe

State Highway 6, Haast

Café, restaurant and bar

 North Canterbury    
Kekerengu, Kaikoura Coast The Store Kekerengu  
Waipara Mud House Winery & Cafe

On State Highway 1 at 780 Glasnevin Rd, Waipara

Rakaia Meads Cafe

19 Bridge St (SH 1)


Located just along the road from the Rakaia River Holiday Park, Meads Cafe offers superb coffee and very good breakfasts. A good place to pick up lunch for a day on the water.

Amberley Nor'Wester Cafe

95 Main North Rd, Amberley

Cust Route 72 Cafe Emporium

On State Highway 72 at 1697 Cust Road, Cust

Christchurch Joe's Garage

194 Hereford St, Christchurch Central

Christchurch Hot Shot Espresso Bar

177 Manchester St, Christchurch

Christchurch Decadence Cafe

71 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central

Dunsandel The Dunsandel Store

On Main South Road (State Highway 1) south of Christchurch


The Blue Pub Cafe


On Barkers Road, Methven

A delicious menu or have your trout cooked for you. An excellent selection of wine and beer.

The Blue Pub Cafe

Methven Primo Caffe and Secundo

At 38 McMillan St, Methven

 Central South Island    
Geraldine Easyway Cafe

Berry Barn Complex, Geraldine

Geraldine The Verde' Cafe & Deli

45C Talbot Street, GeraldineR

Fairlie Eat Deli & Bar

76 Main Street, Fairlie

Fairlie The Old Library Cafe 6 Allandale Road, Fairlie
Fairlie Farm Barn Cafe

On State Highway 79 at Mt Michael just out of Fairlie.

Cromwell Fusee Rouge cafe

64B The Mall, Cromwell

Cromwell Grain & Seed Cafe

In Melmore Terrace, Old Cromwell

Cromwell The Big Picture

On State Highway 6, Cromwell

Recommended by the New Zealand Coffee Guide

Twizel Poppies Cafe

In Benmore Place, Twizel

Lake Tekapo Astro Café

At Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo

Naseby The Black Forest Café

On the Ranfurly-Naseby Road in Naseby

Naseby Royal Hotel

1 Earne Street, Naseby


The Flying Pig

In Campbell St, Duntroon

Kurow The Valley Cafe and Game Keeper.

16 Bledisloe Street, Kurow.

Wonderful coffee and food. Located next to the Game keeper which specialises in high end produce and will even smke your fish.

Omarama The Wrinkly Ram

Main Road, Omarama

Timaru Blue Bay Cafe

68 The Bay Hill, Timaru Central

Oamaru Steam

7 Thames St, Oamaru
Specialises in coffee (no meals)

Oamaru Riverstone Kitchen

1431 SH1, Oamaru
(north of the airport)

Queenstown Vudu

23 Beach St, Queenstown

Roxburgh The Lounge at 103

103 Scotland St, Roxburgh (the main road through town).

Good coffee and bagels. Good place to pick up a lunch for a day on the water.

Wanaka Ardmore Food Company

155 Ardmore St, Wanaka

Wanaka Relishes Cafe

99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Fleur's Place

169 Haven St, Moeraki

Dunedin Fluid Espresso

138 Union St East, Dunedin

Waikaia Waikaia Commercial Hotel

38 Blaydon Street, Waikaia

The only place in Waikaia selling real coffee.

Gore The Green Room Cafe

59 Irk St, Gore

Five Rivers Five Rivers Cafe

On SH6 at Five Rivers between Kingston and Lumsden

Lumsden The Lumsden Hotel

6 Diana St, Lumsden

Te Anau The Sandfly Cafe & More

9 The Lane, Te Anau

Otatara, Invercargill The Sticky Beak Cafe

62 Vyner Rd, Otatara

Invercargill El Tigre

16 Kelvin St in central Invercargill


Cafe Amici

72 Dee Street in central Invercargill

Riverton Beach House Cafe

126 Rocks Highway, Riverton

  More New Zealand cafes and restaurants

Cafe magazine website

Cafe magazine best cafe awards
Cuisine magazine website Cuisine magazine restaurant reviews
Metro magazine

Metro magazine's 50 best cafes in Auckland

New Zealand Coffee Club website

Google map showing recommended cafes

List of North Island cafes

List of South Island cafes

Menu Mania website Menu Mania lists New Zealand restaurants, cafes, menus and reviews


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