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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“rye bread” (3 reviews)
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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 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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

2  Thank lewe52
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!

Thank frogface86
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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

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

A holiday favourite for us. Amazing food and great value. Garden setting makes for tranquility. Hope to return one day

1  Thank fredfindlay
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Just had another delicious breakfast here. Amazing light fluffy creamy eggs best ever. Delicious juice & coffee. Friendly, welcoming, wouldn't be a trip to Coro without stopping in to refuel with real food. And got another bird for the garden.

1  Thank josbell
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We visited this cafe for a late lunch following a ride on the Driving Creek Railway. The cafe has a tiny car park which is quite challenging to maneouvre in, and it only takes about 3 cars, so my advice would be to park on...More

2  Thank mekydro
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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The Driving Creek Cafe is one of the best kept secrets of Coromandel Town - a warm and homely vegetarian cafe with a magical ambiance that may just keep you there enjoying the fine coffee or teas and delicious home made meals and cakes for much longer than you originally intended. Unless of course you're on a train, in which case we will prepare your order with much speed and gusto! You will also find fresh pressed juices, fresh fruit smoothies, and incredible homemade Chai whose recipe was procured after years of dedicated service to a Master Artisan. The Driving Creek Cafe has organic loose-leaf teas and great LaLa organic coffee. Enjoy our freshly baked gourmet cakes and scones, falafel burgers, breakfasts and a great range of toasted sandwiches, tasty beaches and salads. For keeping in contact we do have great unlimited free Wi-Fi. Allow yourself enough time to check out the collection of Mick the Plumber's stunning puzzle boxes showcasing Coromandel's unique tolerance for what may be considered art or drop in for one of our live rants. Discover the peace of our garden with a sandpit and playhouse for the children or put your feet up on the wide sun-drenched deck. Get ready for a treat. We look forward to serving you!
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