Where to eat and drink
While you are exploring the Coromandel arts community take a break at one of these great cafes, bars and restaurants:
Driving Creek Cafe
Welcome to Driving Creek Cafe and Secondhand Bookstore! We serve delicious cuisine, coffee to sing about, fresh juices, smoothies, and wonderfully wicked home baking. Our free WiFi, beautiful garden surrounds and well stocked secondhand bookstore will provide a great spot to take a break and refuel between visits to our talented local artists. See you there!
Green Snapper Cafe
Stop into the green Snapper cafe for delicious food and great coffee while you explore the creative side of the wild and free northern Coromandel. See flax weaver Nici greulich at work in the cafe, too. A perfect place to stop for lunch. And good coffee.
Friendly service, great pizzas, excellent coffee in modern relaxed surroundings. Licensed and open for lunch and dinner daily. Sunny position right on the main street. Stop in to check out the ‘Off The Wall’ exhibition of Artstour artists on on display.
The Peppertree Restaurant
This multi award winning restaurant (Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge) offers a unique dining experience. Enjoy the sun soaked courtyard and shaded verandas over summer or one of their open fires over winter. Specialising in fresh local seafood and modern NZ cuisine. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.
The Star and Garter Hotel
A lovely antique bar with giant leather chairs and the friendliest staff anywhere. Bar food and dinner menu available, with all food coming from Umu and The Peppertree next door. Regular live music, Sky TV, pool and internet access. This place is a classic!
The Coromandel Smoking Company
A local icon bringing you an amazing range of gourmet seafood, fresh and smoked, from the unspoilt waters of the Coromandel coastline. Excellent value, choose something delicious for your journey
Coromandel Oyster Co
The Coromandel Oyster Co. have been growing premium oysters for over 20 years in the pristine waters of our harbour: whole shell, 1/2 shell or pots. Fresh local mussels, our own smoked and marinated mussels, local scallops, kina, sauces, mussel chowder and oyster bisque. And fresh flounder (when available).