Handpicked by a Rotorua Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Cafes in Rotorua'.

For coffee lovers, there's plenty of choices available in the town centre. We've picked our favourite Rotorua cafes which offer good food and service and of course a decent cuppa.


Lime Caffeteria

A contemporary eatery near Rotorua's lakefront, Lime Cafe offers unforgettable meals with a modern twist, served al fresco or indoors. Expect a bright, relaxing ambience with good service and great food.  Enjoy the extensive menu options, reputed barista coffees and a well-stocked cabinet of savouries and sweet treats. Lime Cafe is fully licenced and is the perfect spot for a memor...

Capers Epicurean

Capers Café + Store, has been part of the Rotorua Café scene for over 23 years. Providing delicious food to locals and visitors alike in a freshly renovated space. Join the friendly team for everything from breakfast to dinner, coffee and cake, along with delicious cabinet offerings which you can enjoy in the café or to takeaway. The breakfast+ lunch and afternoon + dinner menus feature a...

Picnic Cafe

A quaint, centrally located cafe is a secret of Rotorua.  Enjoy great coffee, tasty food and a little chat when the time permits. The breakfast and lunch menu includes eggs benedict, bacon and eggs, french toast, pancakes, croque monsieur, soup of the day, steak sandwich, a choice of salads and more. Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday:  7.30am - 3.00pm...

Artisan Cafe

Artisan Cafe serves an impressive selection of breakfasts, brunches and lunches, as well as quick and tasty cabinet food, cakes and slices. The small and independent cafe has a passion for good food, coffee and authentic service.  Their motto, 'handmade with love & care', embodies their artisan approach to food and running a sustainable business.   The produce is sourced...

Scope Rotorua

Centrally located on Tutanekai Street, Scope’s all day breakfast and lunch menu is a mixture of delectable wild flavours, with a twist creating mouthwatering dishes.  The a la carte menu offers a vast selection of savoury and sweet delights gracing the counter.  Everything served in the cafe is made in house. Opening Hours: Monday - Friday:  7.00am - 3.30pm  Saturda...

Social Club

The Social Club in Rotorua is a cafe, restaurant, tapas bar and events venue all wrapped up in one.  Grab your morning coffee, pop in for lunch, enjoy dinner or party with your friends. The Social Club is known for taking a twist on things.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from their vibrant venue, accompanied regularly with a diverse range of live acts and music.  T...

Fat Dog Cafe and Bar

Centrally located landmark cafe and bar in Rotorua.   A huge menu bringing creativity and choice to breakfast, lunch and dinners.  Fat Dog Cafe and Bar is a popular spot with locals with plenty of atmosphere and funky decor. The menu has plenty of light bite and vegetarian options that sit alongside hearty and delicious dishes including burgers, pizzas, Lamb Shanks, Beef Fil...

Food Market Kitchen Cafe

From a position high above Rotorua, The Food Market Kitchen Café enjoys stunning panoramic views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding region. Visitors can enjoy delicious food in the 'marketplace' of the Skyline Gondola. The food on offer features kiwi cuisine, with gourmet pies, fish and chips, pizza and curries all featuring on the menu. For those after a lighter bite to eat, there's a select...

Le Cafe De Paris

As the only French Cafe in Rotorua, savour the croissants and organic and gluten free french crêpes. With french owners, diners can expect a friendly 'Bonjour' welcome and enjoy the charms of the Cafe de Paris. The menu features a wide range of french cuisine and a great value all-day breakfast selection.   Enjoy french pastry, french crêpes, lasagne, quiches, croque monsieur and...

The Landing Cafe Lake Tarawera

The Landing Café enjoys a postcard setting overlooking Lake Tarawera and is one of the few genuine lakeside dining options in Rotorua. The secluded café offers relaxed lunch and dinner dining right in front of Lake Tarawera, surrounded by the natural beauty of the area. With seating up the 60, there's plenty of room to unwind and enjoy the views of the lake and Mt Tarawera. The all-day men...

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