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Driving Creek Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Healthy
180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7066
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Cafe, New Zealand, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This has changed hands in the last year or so but has still managed to retain some of its original charm and uniqueness. I was originally attracted to this place a couple of years ago with its books to read and the local honey as...More

Thank Sal P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

....we stopped by,....actually for a coffee, but than we had lunch. Was a good decision, as the food in town was disappointing. Specially the Turkish place. Anyway, we had a nice time there,...actually you can spend a lot of time,...so many books, ...at the end...More

Thank India2012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends from Wales , hidden away 50 metres up the hill off the road. Parking available outside the cafe. Lovely selection of healthy delicious food and drink selection from friendly staff, just what we all needed before going up on the driving creek...More

Thank holiday2travel
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

A great café. Pleasant staff & good service. We had the apricot & ginger slice. Quite delicious! Go! You won’t be disappointed.

Thank Penny W
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We visited this place on a business trip and was welcomed by the owner yelling at a staff member which had left her in tears, we continued to eat out in the lovely garden where we were invaded by rats. Oh dear was very pleasant...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

All 3 of us were very happy with our fruit juices, smoothies, (bioth freshly made), coffee and lunch. We'd haoumi cheese burger, BLAT (our carnivore did not realise it was not real meat), and nachos - all lovely. Growing outside was veg garden, bananas, lemons,...More

Thank costello_m
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a quick drink before going on the railroad. There is very limited parking up the narrow one-way drive. Best park down the bottom. The only cold drinks available are smoothies, juice combos - no refrigerated drinks/sodas. This was fine for our...More

Thank NZDuffnetts
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This is my third time back here and won’t be the last. Staff are very friendly and efficient and the food is delicious with big servings. My go to is the blue cheese mushrooms on some yummy toast. I’m not a fan of blue cheese...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The women here was very rude to my family and I, she shouted out the window 'we are closed on Monday's, the sign says!' it was unecessesary to say this so rudely to us. Will not be returning...ever!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Felt lucky to stumble upon them after a long drive from AKL to the train ride next door. They were almost closing yet whipped up a falaffel bowl some juice and kombucha. Ambiance absolutely gorgeous!! Free wifi and books for sale! Wish we had come...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Coromandel
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 7066
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Driving Creek Cafe is one of the best kept secrets of Coromandel Town - a warm and homely vegetarian cafe and good quality second hand book shop with a relaxing ambiance 3kms north of the township and only 100 metres from the Driving Creek Railway. We can cater to most dietary needs and have a variety of vegan specific menu items - including baking most days. Please be aware, parking up the driveway is limited and it isn't easy to turn around so leaving your car at the bottom is advised.
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