Due to the recent heavy rainfall, a number of roads and walking/cycling tracks in the Waikato are closed. If you are travelling to or through the Waikato region, please visit Waka Kotahi’s Journey Planner website for up-to-date roading information and check the local Council’s Facebook page for the latest updates and advice.

Eat and Drink

Dining Options in Te Aroha

Dine in picturesque cafes inside historic buildings under the gaze of Mt Te Aroha, or enjoy some local art and a spot of shopping with your coffee with the great dining options available in Te Aroha.

The Old Forge Kitchen

The Old Forge Kitchen, Te Aroha

Located a few minutes out of town, The Old Forge Kitchen is Te Aroha's premium café, restaurant and function centre offering fresh and authentic "paddock to plate" cuisine. Fully rebuilt, the building pays homage to the architecture of the historic stage coach and tractor wheel factory that was originally situated at this location.

Location: 9 Alexander Road, Te Aroha West
Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 8am – 3pm; Thursday to Sunday: 8am – 10pm
Phone: +64 7 884 8338
More Info: www.theoldforgekitchen.co.nz

Austins Bar & Bistro

Austins Bar & Bistro Te Aroha

Situated on the main street of Te Aroha, Austins Bar & Bistro is based in a stunning 1920’s original bank building. Enjoy great cafe food for lunch and dinner in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There is also free Wi-Fi available for customers.

Location: 174 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha
Operating Hours: 7 days Sunday - Monday 8am – 8pm; Tuesday - Thursday 8am - 9pm; Friday - Saturday 8am - late 
Phone: +64 7 884 7574
More Info: www.austinsbarandbistro.co.nz

Ironique Café

Ironique Café

Resting at the base of Mt Te Aroha, Ironique Café is open seven days a week for breakfast & lunch, with dinner from Thursday to Saturday. The unique décor features recycled timber and iron features all handcrafted from recycled materials. The Ironique Café offers friendly service in a casual atmosphere with food prepared daily on the premises; innovative, fresh and something to suit everyone. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available.

Location: 159 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha
Operating Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 8am – 4pm; Thursday – Sunday: 8am till late
Phone: +64 7 884 8489
More Info / Menu: www.ironique.co.nz

Domain Cottage Café

Domain cottage cafe, Te Aroha

Neslted in the Te Aroha Domain, right next to the Te Aroha hot pools, Domain Cottage Café offers picturesque views, fabulous food, great coffee and friendly staff. Bagels are baked fresh each day, with cakes, coffee and cabinet food all available.

Location: Te Aroha Domain, Whitaker Street, Te Aroha
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 9am – 3pm
Phone: +64 7 884 9222
More Info: www.facebook.com/Domaincottagecafe

Villa Nine Organic Health & Coffee Shop

Te Aroha Organic Health Shop & Coffee House, Te Aroha, Waikato

Catering for all dietary needs the Te Aroha Organic Health Shop & Coffee House provides health foods, espresso coffee, cabinet food and clipboard menu catering as well as delicious organic vegatables and healthy smoothies.

Location: 9 Lawrence Ave, Te Aroha
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 4:30pm; Saturday 8am - 4pm
Phone: +64 7 884 9696
More Info: www.facebook.com/Villa Nine - health and coffee shop

Saz Kebab

Saz Kebab

Saz Kebab in Te Aroha is serving delicious kebabs, pizzas, pita pockets and more.

Location: 149 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week
Phone: +64 7 884 8215
More Info: www.sazkebab.co.nz/

Taj Indian Restaurant And Takeaway

Taj Indian Restaurant and Takeaway

Award-winning Indian restaurant located in Te Aroha, Taj Indian Restaurant offers authentic, delicious Indian cuisine, all your favourites plus Chef's specialties. 

Location: 120 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha 
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week
Phone: +64 7 884 8491
More Info: www.tajindiantearoha.co.nz/

Cafe 77

Cafe 77

Cafe 77 is situated in the quiet village of Manawaru, which is about half way between Te Aroha & Matamata welcoming everyone with great food, coffee & drinks with indoor/outdoor seating. Free WiFi, air compressors are available for the quick fix-its. Their vision is to create a cafe where everyone is welcome: It is OUR PLACE, AND YOURS.

Location:420B Manawaru Road, Manawaru 3391
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week
Phone: +64 7 222 0296
More Info: cafe77.nz

Backyard Pies

Gourmet Pies made with fresh, local and quality ingredients. Gluten free Available on request

Location: 54 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha 3320
Phone: +64 210 845 7839
More Info: www.facebook.com/Backyardpies/