With thousands of excellent cafes in New Zealand, it’s always difficult to work out which are the best to try, especially if you are new to a place.
Thankfully, the annual New Zealand Cafe of the Year awards help sort out the best through objective judging and public feedback.
The best cafes in Manawatu-Whanganui
Cafes shortlisted by judges for the national awards:
26 Victoria Avenue, St Johns Hill, Whanganui
Café 39 South
2159 State Highway 4, Owhango, near Taumararunui
46 Manchester Street, Feilding
151 London Street, Springvale, Whanganui
KR’s Café & Catering Ltd
32 Fergusson Street, Feilding
119 Bridge Street, Bulls
Lower North Island region (joint winners)
8 George St, Palmerston North
18 Devon Road, Springvale, Whanganui
Source: New Zealand Cafe of the Year Awards 2016, run by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand. Factors considered by the judges including atmosphere and appearance, menu and coffee, service, staff interaction and overall impression.