Dining Options in North Waikato

With quaint rural cafes and restaurants housed in historical buildings, dining in the North Waikato region is varied and eclectic. Check out just a sample of the great North Waikato cafes and restaurants below.

Odd Spoon

Odd Spoon Cafe, Waikato

Odd Spoon café & restaurant

A beautiful art deco café & restaurant in the heart of Huntly, the Odd Spoon Café provides a private garden area and late night dining from Friday – Sunday. With a selection of homemade cabinet food available and dine in or take out options, Odd Spoon is perfect for a quick bite to eat for a meal with friends & family

Location: Essex Hotel, 151 Main Street, Huntly
Operating Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 8:30am – 3pm; Thursday – Sunday: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Phone: +64 7 828 7179

Aoraki Coffee Roadster

Aoraki Coffee Roadster

Aoraki Coffee Roadster

Internationally award-winning coffee roaster and café based at the Hampton Downs visitor centre. All-day breakfast, lunch and function menu. 

Location: 20 Hampton Downs Road, RD 2, Te Kauwhata, Waikato
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am – 3.00pm 
Sat-Sun 8.00am – 3.00pm
Phone: 09 930 9207
More Info / Menu: wwww.hamptondowns.com

Nikau Caves & Café

Nikau Caves Cafe, Waikato

Nikau Caves & Café

Nestled amongst the rolling green countryside of the North Waikato region, Nikau Café is a real hidden gem. The café serves seasonally inspired cuisine, source locally where possible, and boast a range of indoor and outdoor seating options. Plus visitors can also take a tour through the Nikau Caves.

Location: 1779 Waikaretu Valley Road, Tuakau
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 4:30pm; Saturday – Sunday 8am – 5pm
Phone: +64 9 233 319
More Info / Menu: www.nikaucave.co.nz

Tuakau Hotel

Tuakau Hotel, Waikato

Situated inside the historic Tuakau Hotel building, the Tuakau Hotel Restaurant offers a diverse menu, complimented by a selection of locally grown seasonal produce. With indoor and outdoor dining options, and the beautifully restored hotel settings, Tuakau Hotel’s restaurant is popular with hotel guests, locals and visitors alike.

Location: 1-3 George Street, Tuakau
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Phone: +64 9 236 8084
More Info / Menu: www.tuakauhotel.co.nz

Profs@Woodlands Cafe

Profs@Woodlands Cafe, North Waikato

Profs@Woodlands Cafe

Nestled in the historic Woodlands estate grounds, Profs@Woodlands café is located 15 minutes from Hamilton in Gordonton, North Waikato. Open from breakfast to afternoon tea, their innovative menu showcases the best of Waikato produce and they have a selection of delectable cabinet-style offerings. The coffee at Profs is legendary and the sprawling grounds offer a grand view of the historic estate and grounds.
Location: 42 Whitikahu Road, Gordonton
Phone: +64 27 469 0694
More Info / Menu: www.profs.co.nz

Willow Glen

Willow Glen Cafe, Waikato

Willow Glen Cafe, North Waikato

Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and coffee, Willow Glen is a peaceful café in North Waikato. Boasting a ‘Farmer’s Big Breakfast’ homemade muesli, pancakes, Beef Burgers, Chicken Pitas and a selection of cabinet food on the menu, Willow Glen will have something to suit everyone.

Location: 934 Gordonton Road, Gordonton
Phone: +64 7 824 3691
More Info / Menu: www.willowglen.nz