Fodor's Expert Review The Station Cafe, Bar, & Restaurant
Paintings by local artists adorn the dusky pink and wood-paneled walls of this café-cum-bar, which has the tracks of the north–south railway right outside its door. Look for standard café fare during the day (think breakfast classics, plus soups, sandwiches, and salads). In the evening, order the beef eye fillet with French mustard jus and rösti or, perhaps, the grilled pork tenderloin with a creamy blue-cheese sauce. Finish off with the chef's homemade cheesecake; it goes down well with Baileys coffee. This is a great place if you need to refuel while exploring the Central Plateau.
National Park Village, Manawatu-Wanganui 3948, New Zealand