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Cafés & Restaurants

Caves Motor Inn RestaurantCaves Motor Inn Restaurant

Open for dinner and breakfast.  The restaurant and fully licensed bar provide an a la carte menu, and can also cater for group bookings and special occasions with buffets, set menus and finger food options available.


Curly’s BarCurly’s Bar

A fire in November 2012 destroyed Curly’s Bar.  The bar will be rebuilt but not expected to reopen until the Summer of 2013. 


General Store & CaféGeneral Store & Café

Established in 1910 The General Store provides basic grocery supplies as well as selling local organic produce. The café opens early to provide cooked breakfasts till noon. Hot and cold drinks, ice-creams, wraps, sandwiches, muffins, salads are available at lunchtime. Sit in the sunshine on the front deck or play the piano by the lounge.


Huhu CaféHuhu Café

Overlooking Waitomo Caves Village – this is where celebrities and rock stars like Katy Perry come for the “best food in New Zealand and Australia”. New Zealand wine, boutique beer, and cuisine made with local produce wherever possible. Menu options currently include Rewana bread (Māori bread), ostrich, smoked kahawai and steamed pork belly.  The menu changes from season to season. Fully licensed.


Long Black Café

Located at The Legendary Black Water rafting Company this café offers a range of lunch options, with a barbeque available for group bookings and catering available for special functions. Sandwiches, pannini and salads available in the cabinet or choose from the menu options.  Fully licensed.


Morepork CaféMorepork Café

This café is part of the Kiwi Paka complex. They open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pizzas, salads, pastas and much more is available from their menu options.


Roselands RestaurantRoselands Restaurant

Choose from a barbeque buffet lunch or dine from the a la carte menu. Indoor/0utdoor dining set in native bush and gardens with extensive views over Waitomo countryside.  The buffet includes a choice of NZ prime beef steak, fish fillet, chicken or mussels accompanied by a selection of vegetables, salads, pasta and breads.  Homemade cakes and cookies along with fresh fruit for dessert.  Fully licensed with a range of New Zealand wines and beers available.

Book in advance through the Waitomo i-SITE and receive a free standard drink (either house wine, beer or soft drink) with your meal.


Waitomo Adventures Café

Located at Waitomo Adventures and offering a range of quick food including pies and sandwiches.


Waitomo Glowworm Cave Restaurant

Located at the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, offering a selection of light meals, snacks and more substantial meals.