The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Travel Guide

The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Restaurants

The Refinery

  • 5 Willoughby St., Paeroa Map It
  • Café

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Hidden down a side street (look for the sign on the main street), is this gourmet home-cooking surprise. This excellent coffee shop and café serves breakfasts, home-baked muffins, scones, cakes and shortcakes, build-your-own bagels, and counter "sammies" crammed with choices of grilled meats, haloumi (salty cheese of goat and sheep's milk), and vegetables (the corned beef on rye Reuben is a signature). Most ingredients are free range, organically grown. The setting is a heritage building originally a bank gold refinery, built during the height of this district’s gold-mining days. Open 9:30 to 3:30, Wednesday to Sunday. The Refinery also encompasses a boutique one-bedroom accommodation, the Refinery Guard’s Cottage, NZ$140/night.

Restaurant Information


5 Willoughby St., Paeroa, , Waikato, 3600, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. and Tues.

Published 08/30/2016


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