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“A Coromandel Cafe”
Review of Driving Creek Cafe

Driving Creek Cafe
Ranked #4 of 26 Restaurants in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Healthy
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: 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!
Taupo, New Zealand
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“A Coromandel Cafe”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Quirky, music slightly too loud, a bit hippy ? But excellent coffee, pleasant staff and a restful setting. Second hand books if you want them. Very convenient for the Driving Creek Railway, which is why we went there in the first place.

  • Visited February 2013
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Coromandel, New Zealand
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“Fabulous cafe.....”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Driving Creek Cafe near Coromandel town is a unique, relaxed cafe with friendly staff & a nice selection of food and drinks. Great coffee. It is quite an experience itself....but I highly recommend enjoying a ride on the Driving Creek Railway just along the road too.

  • Visited January 2013
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tauranga
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“A coromandel experience”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

After visiting the railway, just down the well signposted road, we stopped at the cafe, and it was so good we had to come back the next day. Its a proper coromandel cafe, not a mainstream boring cafe. Its got the best playground area for kids we have ever seen. Food organic, fresh and well presented.

  • Visited February 2013
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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“Great location”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Fabulous old fashioned town with good food. Make sure you ride the train too. Good to see local places get lots of tourists as well as locals visiting these attractive towns and their attractions

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Tauranga
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“Best coffee in Coromandel!!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

A café like no other!! Service is great, coffee excellent, food well words don't do it justice - spectacular springs to mind!!

Visited January 2013
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