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

Best Cafes in Rotorua

Winner of 'Outstanding Cafe 2016' (Rotorua Hospitality Awards) Centrally located near Lake Rotorua, Lime Caffeteria combines retro styling and quirky decor with good service and great food making it the perfect place for a lazy breakfast or lunch. The cafe has extensive indoor seating as well as outdoor tables looking towards the Village Green, perfect for soaking up the Rotorua sun and watc... More info

Capers Epicurean

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Stylish and award-winning cafe in the heart of Rotorua's Eruera Street. Superb coffee. Fresh food all made onsite from local produce, and there's even a playroom for the kids. Capers Epicurean has been a mainstay of Rotorua's thriving cafe scene for over a decade. Known for their wide range of local and international gourmet foods, Capers is the place to come for gorgeous specialty foods includ... More info

Picnic Cafe

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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... More info

Artisan Cafe

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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... More info

Sequoia Eatery

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Sequoia Eatery brings you the freshest food with the friendliest service from their beautiful, bright café, located at 10 Tarawera Rd. The cafe welcomes groups of all sizes as well as kids who will love their fun playroom. There also a number of private booths which are available to book and also perfect for meetings. Sequoia Eatery has a range of cabinet food made fresh daily that will sui... More info

Fat Dog Cafe and Bar

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Centrally located landmark cafe and bar in Rotorua. A huge menu bringing creativity and choice to breakfast, lunch and dinners. 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 Fillet and a whole lot more. There are plenty of s... More info

Food Market Kitchen Cafe

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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... More info

Le Cafe De Paris

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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... More info