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Best cafes in New Zealand

14 Jan 2017

New Zealand's best cafes have been found through the 2017 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year Awards.

A judging panel led by food and restaurant authority, Kerry Tyack, has selected what they deem to be the four best cafes in each of six regions of New Zealand.

A further round of judging will see national winners chosen from the regional winners.

"The team has been hugely impressed, proving café owners around the country know how to dish up a vast range of satisfying food, to accompany some of the best coffee in the world," Tyack said.

"It has been a real treat for the panel to see first-hand how truly dynamic the Kiwi café scene is throughout the nation."

Regional winners

Auckland region

Hellers Classic Kiwi - The Carpark Café and Bar, Ostend, Waiheke Island

Hellmann's Best Suburban - Gather Wholefoods Café, Silverdale

Tararua Best Metro/CBD - Wellesley Street Kitchen, Auckland Central

Tuckers Ridge Pies Best Rural - Red Shed Palazzo, Karaka

Upper North Island

Hellers Classic Kiwi - Rumbly Tums, Tokoroa

Hellmann's Best Suburban - Tay Street Beach Café, Mt Maunganui

Tararua Best Metro/CBD - Capers, Rotorua

Tuckers Ridge Pies Best Rural - Surf Shack, Waihi Beach

Lower North Island

Hellers Classic Kiwi - Little Fed, New Plymouth

Hellmann's Best Suburban - Maina, Havelock North

Tararua Best Metro/CBD - Little Blackbird, Hastings

Tuckers Ridge Pies Best Rural - Little White Rabbit, Foxton Beach

Wellington region

Hellers Classic Kiwi - Novella, Paraparaumu

Hellmann's Best Suburban - Sweet Vanilla Kitchen, Lower Hutt

Tararua Best Metro/CBD - Ti Kouka Café, Wellington

Tuckers Ridge Pies Best Rural - The Clareville Bakery and Café, Carteron

Christchurch region

Hellers Classic Kiwi - Teapot Inn, Temuka

Hellmann's Best Suburban - BearLion Foods, New Brighton

Tararua Best Metro/CBD - C1 Espresso, Central Christchurch

Tuckers Ridge Pies Best Rural - Central Café, Geraldine

South Island region

Hellers Classic Kiwi - Chantilly Café, Blenheim

Hellmann's Best Suburban - Starfish Café, Dunedin

Tararua Best Metro/CBD - Vogel St Kitchen, Dunedin

Tuckers Ridge Pies Best Rural - Gabriel's Café and Bar, Lawrence



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