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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A Swiss style artisan bakery with two shops in Rotorua, famous for its cinnamon rolls, sourdough bread, pastries and pies.

Picnic Café


Excellent breakfast and great coffee! Even the locals eat here, they know a good deal.

Third Place Café


Check out the award-winning café with one of the best views in town and great food to top it off!

Artisan Café


Artisan Café is a small independent eatery with a passion for good food, good coffee and authentic service for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Le Café de Paris


Bienvenue! Welcome to Le Café de Paris, an authentic French café in the heart of Rotorua.

Lime Café


A contemporary eatery near Rotorua's lakefront, Lime Café 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 treats. Lime Café is fully licenced and is the perfect spot for a memorable breakfast or lunch with friends.

Revolver Coffee Roasters


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

Fat Dog Café


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

Arts Village Café


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

Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour


Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour is a Rotorua icon! More than 40 different flavours of ice cream to choose from and great coffee too!

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.

Charlie's Café at Chipmunks Playland

Cafés, East

Grab a bite to eat at Charlie's while the kids play at the number one choice for kids' entertainment in Rotorua!