Whether you’re after carb free, gluten free, paleo, keto, low fat, high fat, or your standard hearty-as 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 farmers markets where you can buy freshly made items like fry bread, donuts, filled ciabatta rolls, kebabs, chutneys, jams, honey and more. 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 Market – 7am-1pm at Kuirau Park
Rotorua Farmers Market on Sunday – 9am-1pm at Te Manawa, corner of Tutanekai and Hinemoa streets in the CBD

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Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour

Cafés, Central

A Rotorua icon! Over 40 different flavours of ice cream to choose from and great coffee too!

Capers Cafe + Store

Cafés, Central

A contemporary café that offers products that are both good for your body and soul and for the planet. 

Third Place Cafe

Cafés, Central

Hungry? Check out our menus and let your tummy do the walking. We offer the best views in town!

Zippy's Central Café

Cafés, Central

Zippy's is a funky cafe popular with locals

Fat Dog Café & Bar

Cafés, Central

Since 1995 Fat Dog has become known to be the most funky and quirky cafe in Rotorua. A famous cafe institution with a loyal fan base of people who are proud to be ‘addicted to the dog’.

$4 NZD
Sequoia Eatery Rotorua

Cafés, Central

We’re excited to bring you the freshest food with the friendliest service right on the doorstep of the lakes and Redwoods forest on Tarawera Rd.

Okere Falls Store

Cafés, East

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

$4 NZD
Terrace Kitchen

Cafés, Central

Terrace Kitchen caters to the appetite of all occassions offering an all-day brunch, then a snack & tapas menu, followed by a shared plates dinner service late into the evening. 

Ciabatta Bakery

Cafés, Central

Our bread has personality, no two are the same yet each is as good as the next.

$4 NZD
Scope Rotorua

Cafés, Central

Scope Rotorua is an intimate, licensed, café located in the middle of Rotorua’s business community on Tutanekai Street, catering to both locals and visitors.  Wild about flavour, Scope’s all-day breakfast and lunch menu is a fusion of delectable wild flavours, combined with a twist, to create mouthwatering dishes.

Waimangu Local Store & Café

Cafés, South

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

Arts Village Cafe

Cafés, Central

AVC - the cosy cafe in the Arts Village. Food, coffee, art & chill.