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Driving Creek Cafe

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180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7066
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“toasties” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (8 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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71 - 80 of 228 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2016

A place to relax and eat hearty and healthy food. Great atmosphere. Wonderful cool hippie/vegan service. Lovely garden. A bonus to be able to buy a great variety of second hand books.

Thank Lena A
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Once you have enjoyed the Driving Creek Railway this is the ideal spot to relax over great food. The location is superb and there is a relaxed vibe. Spacious indoors with comfortable couches, a large deck or tables under the trees on the grass. The...More

Thank 367john
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to have some time out! Yummy smoothies! Awesome location. Highly recommended. Try their smoothies they good.

Thank abdan265
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Never thought that vegetables could be so tasty but a visit to this cafe changed my opinion of how good vegetables can taste. Hummus was pretty good.

Thank chaoticsg
Reviewed 11 December 2015

And that's what you must do! I did a review on coffee in Coromandel and this popped up. It's off the beaten track but not by much, and so pleased we visited. It's a lovely funky quirky second hand bookstore and cafe. While we didn't...More

Thank jmk4573
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Enjoyed coffee and proper chai tea with good spices. Nice place with good food as well. Just before railway and worth a visit before or after railway.

Thank Peter_Clare_50
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Some terrific smoothies and lunch dishes had at this interesting cafe. The time waiting for the food to arrive can be spent listening to the interesting background music, leafing through some interesting second hand books or watching the wildlife. Cafe was closed on Wednesday and...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I had to spend here around 1h as my younger kid could not go on the train. I stayed here and had a light snack together with the kid. The rest of the family joined after the train trip and also had some light food/drinks....More

Thank LuisTorgo
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Great coffee and pancakes enjoyed whilst watching the tuis, sparrows and chaffinch in the trees. A short walk from the railway and definitely worth including in the trip.

Thank lcj1031
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We had breakfast here on 2 occasions and the food was the best. Really cheerful service and all the OJ you can drink. Excellent value for money

Thank ovimorecp
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Restaurant Details

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