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Dining Options in Waitomo & Surrounds

From award winning restaurants overlooking stunning Waitomo landscapes to great local eateries with a welcoming kiwi atmosphere and everything in between, Waitomo & the surrounding areas of Otorohanga, Piopio, Kawhia and Te Kuiti have plenty of dining options on offer.

Waitomo Dining


Cafe at Waitomo Adventures

Enjoy freshly baked food at Waitomo Adventures' new cafe which is conveniently located on the outskirts of Waitomo village. Serving delicious cabinet food and coffees, and a varied breakfast menu. 

Location: 1227 Waitomo Valley Rd, Waitomo Cave Village
Operating Hours: 7.30am - 5.30pm daily
Phone: + 64 7 878 7788
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Huhu Cafe

Waitomo cafe, Waitomo, New Zealand

The award winning Huhu Cafe offers menu items which are natural and healthy and made with locally sourced ingredients. Dine in the comfortable restaurant setting or on the deck overlooking the Waitomo landscape.

Location: 10 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Cave Village
Operating Hours: 12pm - late
Phone: +64 7 - 878 6674
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General Store Cafe

The General Store, Waitomo

Stop in for your basic grocery items and grab a bite to eat from the General Store Cafe.

Location: 15 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves
Operating Hours: 8.00am until 10.30pm (closed Mondays)
Phone: +64 7 - 878 8613
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre Cafe & Restaurant

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre Cafe & Restaurant

Situated at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre, the cafe & restaurant is nestled among the bush like surrounds where you can enjoy a coffee and bite to eat while watching the excited visitors departing their glowwom cave tour.

Location: 39 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves
Operating Hours: Cafe 8am - 3pm; Restaurant 8am - 4pm
Phone: +64 7 - 878 7367
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The Tomo Bar & Eatery

The Tomo Bar & Eatery is an authentic kiwi pub with a warm atmosphere, cold beer and delicious food.

Location: Hotel Access Road, Waitomo Caves
Operating Hours: 4 days
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Waitomo Homestead

Waitomo Homestead - Waitomo Caves Restaurant

Waitomo Homestead

The perfect stop for travellers visiting the world famous Waitomo region. Offering a range of indoor and outdoor dining options set within a beautiful rural setting, the Waitomo Homestead is the perfect place to relax before or after your Waitomo experience. Book your caving tickets, learn more about the region or explore the idyllic gardens.

Location: 584 State Highway 3, Otorohanga
Operating Hours: 8am – 4pm
Phone: +64 873 8753
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Otorohanga Dining


Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery

Thirsty Weta, Otorohanga

A welcoming vibe and great range of snack, meals and beverages are all on offer at the Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery in the heart of Otorohanga.

Location: 57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
Operating Hours: Wed - Sun
Phone: +64 7 - 873 6699
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Fat Kiwi Cafe

The Fat Kiwi Café is a must-visit destination in Otorohanga, offering beautiful, delicious, wholesome food and coffee in a friendly kiwi-farmhouse atmosphere.

Location: 10 Te Kanawa Street, Otorohanga
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7.30am-3.00pm, Sun 8am-3pm
Phone: 07 214 6300
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Ō Cafe

O Cafe, Otorohanga

Otorohanga’s newest eating establishment, Ō (pronounced ‘or’), offers home-style healthy food with an industrial rustic vibe. The cafe prides itself on offering great goof and coffee along with fabulous customer service.

Location: 35 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week
Phone: +64 7 - 873 8714
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Inaka Sushi

Friendly Japanese Restaurant in the heart of Otorohanga, offers an extensive menu of Japanese cuisine. Dine in and takeaway

Location: 79 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 10.30am-8.30pm
Phone: 07 873 8980
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Jasmines Thai Restaurant

Jasmines Thai Restaurant brings you the scent and beauty of authentic Thai cuisine. With the mixture of local ingredients and spices of Thailand there is something for everyone.

Location: 81 Maniapoto Street , Otorohanga
Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-9pm ,Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm
Phone: 07 873 8989
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Castle 91

Castle 91 offers a delectable range of Indian cuisine including traditional curries right through to other internationally-inspired meal options.

Location: 91 Maniapoto Street,  Otorohanga
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-29m and 5pm-9pm
Phone: 07 873 8612
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Te Kuiti Dining


Bosco Cafe

Bosco Cafe, Te Kuiti

Known as a great place to stop for a bite to eat in Te Kuiti, Bosco Cafe offers wholesome, tasty and satisfying food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Location: 57 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti
Operating Hours: 8am - 4pm
Phone: +64 7 - 878 3633
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Piopio Dining


Fat Pigeon Cafe

Fat Pigeon  Cafe, Piopio

Offering a wide range of freshly made fare, the Fat Pigeon Cafe in Piopio is a popular spot to stop for a coffee and bite to eat.

Location: 41 Moa Street, Piopio
Operating Hours: Monday - Thursday & Saturday: 8am - 4:30pm; Friday 8am - 5:30pm; Sunday: 9am - 4:30pm
Phone: +64 7 - 877 8822
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Kawhia Dining

Rusty Snapper

Rusty Snapper Cafe, Kawhia

A small family run cafe with a focus on great food and great value, the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat in Kawhia.

Location: 64 Jervois Street, Kawhia
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week
Phone: +64 7 871 0030
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