Activity Category: Cafes

T.O.A.D Hall Cafe, Motueka

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T.O.A.D Hall cafe is one of those rare finds that parents love – great food, great atmosphere with plenty to keep the kids happy and entertained meaning everyone in the family can relax! For food and refreshments you can choose to order and takeaway with an ice creamy, juice bar…

Al’s Deli, Central Auckland

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Depending where you’re staying in Auckland, Al’s Deli could make a good place to eat breakfast at the start of your day – they serve the kind of breakfasts that will give you fuel to keep going through to lunchtime, even if you’re packing in a lot of sightseeing! Otherwise…

Rata Café @ Zealandia, Karori, Wellington

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This café is extremely good for lots of reasons and is worth checking out even if you’re not exploring Zealandia – it’s a destination in itself if you’re looking for a place to eat out with your family. Upstairs in the visitor centre, Rata café is light, spacious and incredibly…

Little White Rabbit Cafe, Foxton Beach

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This bright, friendly cafe seems to cater well for both locals and those visiting Foxton Beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (the latter from Thursday – Sunday only) the menu is short but should have something for most people. There’s often live music on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons…

Fergburger, Queenstown

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This burger joint is a bit of an institution in Queenstown as it has remained popular, especially among the backpacker contingent since it first opened in 2001. But with it’s full burger menu and kids’ burgers, it’s actually a good option for visiting families too.

This burger joint is a bit of an institution in Queenstown as it has remained popular, especially among the backpacker contingent since it first opened in 2001. But with it’s full burger menu and kids’ burgers, it’s actually a good option for visiting families too. The main menu caters to omnivores,…

Whoa! Studios, Henderson, West Auckland

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Whoa! Studios is all about fun, live performances. The resident puppet show is based on ‘Custards World’, a movie in production, written by Bob Baker who wrote the scripts for Wallace and Grommet. These live performances are aimed at 3-12 year olds although younger and older members can still enjoy…

Deluxe Diner, New Plymouth

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This is a central eating place that really is very true to a 1950s retro American diner, from the look of it with the big jukebox, to the food on offer. The menus cover breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer lots of choice, including a separate big kids’ menu. Both…

Bach on Breakwater, New Plymouth (Port area)

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Looking out onto the port, this café is just out of the city centre but still very accessible (it’s at one end of the coastal pathway) and there’s always something to look at from the big picture windows. There’s lots of outdoor seating with shade sails as well as various…

Pekaren Cafe, Oakura

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This little café is in the same building as the surf life saving club so commands the best views over the beach. With the choice of eating inside by one of the big picture windows or outside under sun umbrellas, there’s always something to look at! The menu is Italian, with…

Wholefood Cafe & Ice Cream Bar, Takaka

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This is a popular place to eat and it’s great for families. The food is relatively healthy, with an emphasis on seasonal, local produce and it’s definitely delicious! They serve breakfast and lunch and have cabinet food as well. There isn’t a kids’ menu but there is a ‘piccolo’ eggs hollandaise…