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 the Hawkes Bay
Hawkes Bay cafes shortlisted by judges for the national awards:
Little Black Bird Eatery
108 Market Street South, Hastings CBD, Hastings
Maina Cafe and Eatery
1 Havelock Road, Havelock North, Hastings
Aurum Coffee Roasters and Café
1/1101 Heretaunga Street East, Parkvale, Havelock North
2 Puketapu Road, Taradale, Napier
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.