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Driving Creek Cafe

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180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7066
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Kent, England
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

And a hippie shack is what it looks like, we saw several people drive up, take a look and drive off again. Their loss. Inside he hippie aura continues in this part bookshop part cafe. The menu is mostly (fully?) vegetarian but no matter, it is attractive and tasty and the coffee is excellent. Plates are nicely dressed and the... More 

Thank manofekent
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Do not take anyone's word for this place. Experience for yourself. I promise you will not regret it !! And the coffee is to die for!!

Thank U2186LRmarcm
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Took my brother and sister in law on the train for a Anniversay treat. Wonderful to come back first visited in the early 70s when Barry first started his project. Been back afew times over the years Its simply amazing what one mans vision can acheive just keeps getting better If you want a great day out nice train ride... More 

Thank Billinghay
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Wide range for vegetarians and Vegans, gluten-free etc, and all equally delicious for omnivores like us!

Thank Charmaine2491
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick coffee fix and ended up with yummy brunch and relaxing in the sun while our seven year old made friends in the Wendy house, very peaceful.

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Piopio, Waikato, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I feel cheated if I miss going to Driving Creek Cafe when I visit Coromandel. The food is fresh and feels alive. Their juices are magical and coffee just how coffee should be! But its the calming, spiritual, arty atmosphere of the place that takes you right out of your mundane life and makes you feel you have been on... More 

Thank JenYates
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Awesome food, coffee and delicious smoothies. So relaxing on a sunny day sitting outside in the garden. Kids love climbing the big tree while we enjoy the sunshine. Best vegetarian food. Friendly staff too!

Thank KimDfromNZ
Hikutaia, New Zealand
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I have been here several times and each time it never disappoints!! Beautiful hot drinks, gorgeous vegetarian food, and wonderful ambiance. The second hand books are great to browse through too!!

Thank 8076BandB
Tauranga, New Zealand
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

A great little place to sit and have a coffee or Lunch, food was delicious and loved watching the birds in the trees and decor.

Thank Stephanie S
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

WOW just so relaxing and great food. The guys serving were fun and a good laugh while providing great service!! Thanks guys :)

Thank marscusmouse

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Coromandel
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 7066
The Driving Creek Cafe is one of the best kept secrets of Coromandel Town - a warm and homely vegetarian cafe with a magical ambiance that may just keep you there enjoying the fine coffee or teas and delicious home made meals and cakes for much longer than you originally intended. Unless of course you're on a train, in which case we will prepare your order with much speed and gusto! You will also find fresh pressed juices, fresh fruit smoothies, and incredible homemade Chai whose recipe was procured after years of dedicated service to a Master Artisan. The Driving Creek Cafe has organic loose-leaf teas and great LaLa organic coffee. Enjoy our freshly baked gourmet cakes and scones, falafel burgers, breakfasts and a great range of toasted sandwiches, tasty beaches and salads. For keeping in contact we do have great unlimited free Wi-Fi. Allow yourself enough time to check out the collection of Mick the Plumber's stunning puzzle boxes showcasing Coromandel's unique tolerance for what may be considered art or drop in for one of our live rants. Discover the peace of our garden with a sandpit and playhouse for the children or put your feet up on the wide sun-drenched deck. Get ready for a treat. We look forward to serving you!

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