Dining Options in South Waikato

From top coffee stops to quirky cafes and delicious local fare, check out the range of dining options in the South Waikato towns of Tirau, Putaruru and Tokoroa.


Tirau Dining


Alley Cats Cafe

Ally Cats Cafe, Tirau, Waikato

Enjoy a breakfast before exploring the shops of Tirau in the unique atmosphere of Alley Cats Cafe. Perfect for a coffee stop, or a bite to eat from the fresh cafe menu or cabinet.

Location: 50 Main Road, Tirau 3410
Operating Hours: 7.45am – 5.00pm
Phone: +64 7 - 883 1113
More Info & Menu: www.tirauinfo.co.nz

Cabbage Tree Cafe

Cabbage Treet Cafe, Tirau, Waikato

In the heart of Tirau, the Cabbage Tree Cafe provides a delicious cafe menu, artisan bread range, salads, frittatas and more.

Location: 38 Main Road, Tirau
Operating Hours: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Phone: +64 7 - 883 1153
More Info: www.facebook.com/Cabbage-Tree-Cafe-Gourmet-on-Main

Loose Goose Cafe, Tirau, Waikato

Loose Goose Café, Restaurant & Bar

Chef David Colman prides himself on using the freshest local ingredients to create the menu at the Loose Goose Cafe, Restaurant & Bar. Perfect stop for a coffee, snack or three course meal and also available for corporate and social events.

Location: 7 Main Road, Tirau 3410
Operating Hours: 8.30am till late. Closed Monday Evening. Closed Tuesdays.
Phone: +64 7 - 883 1515
More Info & Menu: www.facebook.com/LooseGooseCafe

Oxford Royal Hotel Steak House, Tirau, Waikato

Oxford Royal Hotel Steak House

Enjoy A La Carte dining in a heritage hotel at the Oxford Royal Hotel Steak House.

Location: 8 Main Road, Tirau 
Operating Hours: 9.00am – Midnight, Closed Monday’s 
Phone: +64 7 - 883 1077

Poppy's Cafe

Tirau Dining

Enjoy a delicious coffee, scones and muffins made fresh each day, and a range of breakfasts, mains, burgers, paninis, quiches and more. Poppy's Cafe also offers a range of homemade chocolates to enjoy.

Location: 34 Main Road, Tirau
Operating Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Phone: +64 7 883 1021
More Info: www.facebook.com/PoppysCafeTirau

Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel

Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel, Tirau, Waikato

Wholesome, fresh and simplistic country cooking in the picturesque settings of the Okoroire Hotel. Enjoy a meal, play a round of golf, enjoy the natural hot springs and spend the night in the hotel.

Location: Somerville Road, RD2, Tirau
Phone: +64 7 - 883 4876
More Info & Menu: www.okohotel.co.nz 

Putaruru Dining


Putaruru Hotel

Te Waihou Bistro, Putaruru Hotel, Putaruru, Waikato

Enjoy warm kiwi hospitality and a great menu at the historical Putaruru Hotel Te Waihou Bistro.

Location: 79 Princes Street, Putaruru
Operating Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: from 5:30pm
Phone: +64 7 - 883 3911
More Info & Menu: www.putaruruhotel.co.nz

Rhubarb Cafe, Arapuni

Rhubarb Cafe, Arapuni, Waikato

A great place to stop for a bite to eat and a coffee when riding the Waikato River Trails. The Rhubarb Cafe also offers Mountain Bike Hire for those wishing to ride the trails.

Location: 6 Arapuni Road, Arapuni
Operating Hours: Wednesday - Sunday
Phone: +64 7 - 027 317 207
More Info: www.facebook.com/Rhubarb-CAFE

The Wooden Farmer, Putaruru, Waikato

The Wooden Farmer

A popular Putaruru eatery, The Wooden Farmer is a family style cafe & restaurant in the heart of Putaruru.

Location: 99 Tirau Street, Putaruru
Operating Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 3pm; Thursday - Sun: 9am - late
Phone: +64 7 - 883 8874
More Info: www.facebook.com/The-Wooden-Farmer

Tokoroa Dining


Sweet Rose Espresso

Sweet Rose Espresso, Tokoroa. Waikato

Enjoy a smooth coffee at Sweet Rose Espresso in Tokoroa, or enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch, complete with local pop up musicians into the holidays.

Location: 47 Bridge Street, Tokoroa
Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 7am - 4:30pm; Weekends: 8am - 3pm
Phone: +64 7 - 886 7882
More Info: www.facebook.com/SweetRoseEspresso

Rumbly Tums Cafe, Tokoroa, Waikato

Rumbly Tums

Enjoy homemade food and local hospitality in the heart of Tokoroa at the Rumbly Tums Cafe. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available as well as delicious smoothies and great coffee.

Location: 213a Roseberry Street, Tokoroa
Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 7am - 4pm; Weekends: 9am - 3pm
Phone: +64 7 - 886 0001

Alberico's Tokoroa

Alberico's Italian Restaurant, Tokoroa, Waikato

Enjoy delicious Italian fare in front of a warm fire at Alberico's Tokoroa.

Location: Corner of Logan & Commerce Streets, Tokoroa
Operating Hours: Winter - Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30 p.m; Summer: Tuesday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m; Lunches & other times by reservation.
Phone: +64 7 - 886 9457
More Info: www.albericos.co.nz

Rice & Spice Indian Restaurant

Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine at Rice & Spice Indian Restaurant in Tokoroa, with function catering also available.

Location: 223 Roseberry Street, Tokoroa
Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday: Lunch 11.00am – Dinner 4.00pm to Late
Phone: +64 7 - 886 8888
More Info & Menu: www.menus.co.nz

Robert Harris Cafe, Tokoroa, Waikato

Robert Harris Tokoroa

Conveniently located on State Highway 1, Robert Harris Tokoroa is a great place to stop for a break, grab a coffee and enjoy a meal in comfortable surrounds.

Location: 284 - 294 Main Road, Tokoroa
Operating Hours: Monday - Saturday: 6.30am - 4.00pm; Sunday 7.00am – 4.00pm
Phone: +64 7 - 886 7067
More Info: www.facebook.com/Robert-Harris-Tokoroa   

G & T Restaurant Tokoroa Club

Enjoy a family meal, outdoor & indoor bowls, snooker, dance club, wine group and more at the Tokoroa Club. All are welcome and memberships are also available.

Location: 36 Chambers Street, Tokoroa
Operating Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Phone: +64 7 - 886 5139 ext 3
More Info: www.tokoroaclub.co.nz