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Driving Creek Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Healthy
180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7066
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rye bread” (3 reviews)
“juice” (14 reviews)
“toasties” (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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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food and coffee was delicious but not child friendly. Our kids LOVED the outdoor area to run and explore. It gave us time to eat in peace, which was lovely! I thought the cafe was lovely and we were certainly happy with the food,...More

Thank Missypot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in early October and made two visits on the same day! The first occasion was for lunch while we were waiting on the train journey for the Driving Creek Railways next door (which is also fantastic!). Entering the café is like being...More

Thank intrepidtravellondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family took us to this café, quaint, lots of character. Healthy food, their rye bread was fabulous which made for yummy sandwiches, their beetroot & orange cake was moist, not too sweet & real yummy. would certainly recommend.

1  Thank 60stravellers2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find. Food highlight of our Coromandel trip. Vegan options on the menu without the usual 20 questions, or eating off the menus extras. Worth the visit.

1  Thank theearle
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

It was just an ordinary day and I decided to shoot to this cafe and try it out. The cafe is open until 5pm. I arrived there at 4.15pm and I was surprised that the lady by the kitchen told me that the kitchen is...More

Thank jcbnavarra
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Friendly service - literally a warm welcome with a cosy log-burning stove. Brilliant choices for veggies! And second hand books to browse...

Thank SamandHannahsmum
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Loved this little café next to Driving Creek Railway. Set in a lovely garden with lots of birds it is very child friendly with plenty of space and rustic play equipment. Comfortable couches on the deck with books and games make it a nice haven...More

Thank dandylionlady
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This place has a chilled vibe and a great family friendly set up. A book library and a playground! The location is easy access and there is plenty of parking. 10/10 would stop by again.

Thank davidtR8410NU
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Stayed a little out of the town and had this recommended to us for breakfast. Boy was this a lucky find! Being the first customers of the day things were still a little unorganised, but to be fair, we arrived before the scheduled opening time...More

Thank KiwiintheWorld
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Soooo glad I found this place that I come here everyday!!! It's the best place in town! If you're vegetarian/vegan this place is perfect for you with a variety of options to choose from you might just be coming here everyday also! Wonderful hospitality and...More

Thank Shiraz S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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