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Best cafés in Rotorua

Cafe
“Great food and heaps of it. (smorgamboard)You travel up by gondola to the restaurant. On your way up you will get a panoramic view of Rotorua and its lake. You can even see your host's house. There is a host of activities that are too many to mention here”
  • 63 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“A selection of indoor activities including ten pin bowling, mini golf, laser tag and various escape challenges. within walking distance”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Capers Epicurean is one of Rotorua’s most popular cafes. It’s been wowing its patrons with great food and coffee for over a decade and even won the Best Regional Cafe category at the 2017 New Zealand Cafe of the Year Award. Part of Capers’ appeal is that it’s open until 9 p.m. — making it an ideal pit-stop for the famished night owls who are yearning for a late caffeine fix.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is the site where in the late 1800 a village was covered with volcanic ash after the Mt Tarawera eruption. There is a walk down a waterfall that leads to Lake Tarawera landing.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Store
“If you're staying in Okere Falls or just passing through, the Okere Falls Store is the perfect retreat. A beautiful range of food from their beef nachos to vegan burgers and raw desserts and open from 7am - 7pm (great if you need to start the day with coffee). The Store has a beer garden out the back which is the perfect place to unwind in the sun with a glass of wine, beer or select from their non-alcoholic beverages including a range of kombucha 'on-tap'. Great place for the kids too!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“This is our 'go to' place to eat when we are in Rotorua. It's unique and has a great variety of food in large quantities.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Excellent, friendly staff. Lovely outdoor setting and delicious food and drinks.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“Third Place Cafe’s features tick all the right boxes: a children’s play area that makes the spot family friendly, expansive views of Lake Rotorua that enhance the cafe’s ambiance and substantial meal offerings that please all palates. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, try some of the baked goodies; the cafe’s custard slices are meant to be some of the best in town.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
“This foto does not do their food justice !! Mixed nationalities of food and of service staff, service is great, food exquisite, close to the Lake Rotorua front and lovely plain decor - no tasteless decor leaping out at you !!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great menu for lunch and dinner, fabulous fresh salads - a great selection of different foods.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“Geothermal walk, if you're not a keen walker this is not for you, but a bus is available to take you back if you don't want to walk back up to the top of the hill. Boat cruise on the lake.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Perfect stop off for fresh and incredible food to fuel you for the day! Sequoia caters easily also for gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian guests. Bike rack also onsite so you can park up, enjoy a bite and take off again.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great service, food and ambience. G.A.S is next door for fuel needs incl LPG. The shop has a good range of stock to meet most of your needs.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great service, great food and a great atmosphere. ENjoy a walk at the lakefront and carry on a little further to enjoy a good breakfast or brunch here.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Perfect for a delicious brunch or light lunch - home made food and friendly staff.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Use your complementary coffee voucher for an espresso one morning while you're here and enjoy some delicious baking.”
  • 5 locals recommend