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.  Closed on Sundays.

Curly’s BarTomo Bar & Eatery

The new bar reopened in May 2014, after a fire in November 2012 destroyed the previous bar (image of previous bar shown). Tomo Bar & Eatery  is open daily from 11am but closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.  Open from 1pm on ANZAC Day.

General Store & CaféTwelve Tables Bar & Eatery – at the General Store

The Twelve Tables Bar & Eatery offers barista coffee and café food, while the General Store stocks basic grocery supplies.  Opening hours may vary – as at July 2020, 7 days a week from 8.00am until 7.00pm. Food in the cabinet and slices and pies are home-made.

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 green-lipped mussels, mini lamb burgers, pork belly and scotch fillet steak as well as a selection of sides and deserts.  Fully licensed and stocks range of non-alcoholic drinks, beer, wine and spirits.  The full range of KCBC is also stocked here.

Waitomo Adventures Café

Located at Waitomo Adventures premises –  1227 Waitomo Valley Road

CaféatWaitomo Adventures brings you the freshest handmade food with a strong focus on seasonal and quality ingredients.

Come to 1227 Waitomo Valley Road and sample some of their delicious food! Everything is made in their kitchen and complimented with carefully considered coffee and tea. Great pride is taken in using fresh, locally-grown, organic ingredients wherever possible to make sure what you enjoy is always of the highest standard. At CaféatWaitomo Adventures, the passionate baristas will match your selections with delicious coffee from Flight Coffee and tea from Tea Total.

Breakfast menu is available until 2pm, complimented by their inspired cabinet.

Waitomo Glowworm Cave RestaurantDW_WGCVC_Front_Daytime (2)

Situated within the Glowworm Cave visitors centre, this restaurant offers a selection of daily specials and many freshly made cabinet items featuring a selection of light and quick dishes together with a  menu that combines local seasonal produce with Kiwi café culture.  Look out over native bush as you dine.  The daily full menu includes Vegetarian, Halal and Gluten Free considerations as well as a range of children’s meals. For a more casual setting, the café upstairs provides a selection of hot and cold snacks with organic soft drinks and coffees, together with a range of ice-creams.