Where to find New Zealand’s best cafés

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New Zealand’s best cafe serves organic coffee roasted in Dunedin and its menu includes raw and vegan dishes. And after only six months in business, it’s beaten more than 700 rivals for the title of the country’s top cafe.

The Bespoke Kitchen, Queenstown, was named the country’s top café for 2016 in the annual awards run by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.

Owned by a group of experienced cafe owners, it’s the sister establishment to Queenstown’s well-respected Vudu Cafe and Vudu Cafe & Larder.

So what sets The Bespoke Kitchen apart from the rest?

As well as magnificent views from its hillside position above Queenstown, it serves organic coffee roasted in Dunedin and has embraced adding niche items to its menu such as raw and vegan offerings.

List of award winners:

NZ Café of the Year 2016 – Supreme Winner

The Bespoke Kitchen

9 Isle St, Queenstown

 

Best Rural (joint winners)

Red Shed Palazzo

64 Jesmond Road, Drury, Auckland

The Clareville Bakery Café

3340 SH2, Carterton

 

Best Suburban

The Bespoke Kitchen

9 Isle St, Queenstown

 

Best Metro/CBD

Elizabeth Cafe & Larder

247 Cameron Road, Tauranga

 

Classic Kiwi

Sweet Vanilla Kitchen

49 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington

 

People’s Choice 2016 Winner

Nick’s Café

30 Constable Road, Waiuku, Auckland, 2123

Source: New Zealand Cafe of the Year Awards, 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.


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