Whether you’re after carb-free, gluten-free, paleo, keto, low fat, high fat, or your standard hearty full Kiwi breakfast with all the fixings, you’re covered!
Our restaurateurs and artisan makers are savvy and creative, and many are award winners. Besides great dishes, they also whip up your fix of barista-made coffees. A great selection of specialty bakeries offer breads, pies, slices, donuts, cupcakes and more.
Support our locals on the weekend at the street markets where you can buy freshly made items like fry bread, donuts, ciabatta rolls, kebabs, chutneys, jams, honey and more, or grab breakfast, lunch or dinner from the food trucks. You can also shop for fresh, locally grown, seasonal, organic fruit, veggies and native herbs to fill your caravan hamper or picnic basket.

Saturday Morning Farmers Market – 7am to 1pm, Kuirau Park

Rotorua Night Market – 5 to 8.30pm, on Tutanekai Street between Himemoa and Haupapa streets

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Boasters at Eleven Eighty

Cafés, Central

Boasters at ElevenEighty is a coffee roastery attached to a relaxed modern coffee house that invites you into a welcoming friendly space in the heart of the city centre of Rotorua.

Arts Village Café

Cafés, Central

AVC - the cosy café at Rotorua Arts Village. Food, coffee, art and chill.

Waimangu Local Store & Café

Cafés, South

Waimangu Local Store and Café is a cosy, unique, family friendly spot boasting beautiful views over Waimangu Volcanic Valley.  It's the perfect spot to refuel after a walk in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, or a midway stop on the way to Taupō. Or maybe just somewhere to while away a sunny afternoon. 

Scope Rotorua

Cafés, Central

Wild about flavour, Scope Café’s all-day breakfast and lunch menu is a fusion of delectable wild flavours, combined with a twist, to create mouth-watering dishes.

Ciabatta Café & Bakery

Cafés, Central

Ciabatta Café & Bakery's bread has personality, no two are the same, yet each is as good as the next.


Cafés, East

Wood-fired pizzas, nibbles, platters for sharing, and beverages – Eastwood caters to an eclectic bunch of customers, from scientists, mountain bikers and local Rotorua East-siders out for their daily trek.

Trail Kitchen

Cafés, South

One of Rotorua’s newest cafés located at the stunning Waipa Mountain Bike Park specialising in casual dining and great coffee.

Mistress of Cakes

Cafés, East

If you’re after lovingly made delicious and delectable delights, Mistress of Cakes is perfect for you.

Revolver Coffee Roasters

Cafés, Central

Revolver Coffee Roasters is a small boutique specialty coffee supplier and Revolver Espresso bar located inside Vetro Mediterranean Foods on Amohau Street.

Okere Falls Store

Cafés, East

Espresso, beer and wine, cakes, ice cream, chocolate, take-home meals, pies, organics, gourmet and everyday groceries, Italian and German treats, New Zealand artisan foods plus lots more fantastic yummy things!

Sequoia Eatery Rotorua

Cafés, East

Sequoia Eatery brings you the freshest food with the friendliest service right on the doorstep of the lakes and Whakarewarewa Forest.

Fat Dog Café

Cafés, Central

Since 1995, Fat Dog has been the funky, quirky café in then CBD of Rotorua.