Activity Category: Cafes

Spoon & Paddle, Taupo

Set in a 1950s villa, this cafe is light, airy and serves great tasting food. They cater well for dietary requirements like GF with a menu that covers breakfast, lunch and sweet treats. People also rate their coffee pretty highly! Owned by parents to a young family, children are always…

Black Peak Gelato, Cardrona & Wanaka

There is a Black Peak mobile gelato truck that takes up residence at the bottom of the mountain road up to Cardrona Skifield in the busy winter periods and after a hard day on the slopes, it can be a very welcome sight! The more permanent Black Peak is in…

Maina Cafe, Havelock North

Set in the centre of Havelock North this bright, airy cafe provides delicious food whether you want to sit and enjoy it at a table, or take away from the counter/bakery for a picnic elsewhere. Owned and run by parents to 5 kids, Maina will always be child-friendly. Food is…

River Kitchen, Nelson

Set on the banks of the Maitai River, you could easily reach this lovely cafe on foot or bike to help build up an appetite! Serving breakfast and lunch everyday, you can sit outside, bathed in sunshine and watch life by the river pass by or inside in the bright airy…

Little Black Bird Cafe, Hastings

If you’re looking for deep fried or sugary stables, you’ll be disappointed but if you’re after a cafe serving home cooked, healthy and nutritious food this is the place for you! The menu changes with the seasons, they make their own bread every day and use herbs from their garden out…

Morri Street Cafe, Nelson

Bright and airy with an interesting menu and yummy treats in the cabinet, this café is a good central place to eat breakfast, lunch or to have a snack in Nelson. The menu has good choices for vegetarians/vegans, gluten and dairy free diners including on the kids’ menu. The choice for kids…

T.O.A.D Hall Cafe, Motueka

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

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

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…