Where to get Down with Donuts

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Doughnuts or donuts--who really cares? We've rounded up the best doughy deliciousness you can find in NZ.

Vetro Mediterranean Foods + Revolver Espresso

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Anything from olives to oils to canned goods and specialty wines, Vetro is a grocer with a point of difference.

Yamato

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Bowls of hot sticky rice, thick udon noodles and hot miso broth sound like your kind of thing? Then you best get yourself down to Yamoto.

Atticus Finch

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With a menu designed to share, it pays to come here with a kind-hearted group, who won’t mind you digging your fork into a dish on their side of the table.

Artisan Café

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An easy-going eatery that is deservedly proud of its authentic approach to good food, good coffee and good service.

Brew

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Loaded fries, pizzas, burgers, fish and chips and rump steak, the best advice we can give you is to come to Brew bar hungry.

Terrace Kitchen

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Like all good eateries, this place has food at the heart of its ethos, and thanks to the talents of some super experienced chefs, you can expect some exceptional kai on the...

Capers Café + Store

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Capers is a fail-safe place to settle in for a brunch, lunch, dinner or simply a coffee and newspaper session.

Baked Rotorua

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A place that specialises in cheesecakes and doughnuts and serves them up alongside organic coffee? You betcha we’re heading there pronto.

Sabroso

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Full of classic Latino warmth and hospitality, you can expect to feel like more of an old friend here than a customer.

Volcanic Hills Winery

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Rotorua’s very own winery!

The Vnam Kitchen

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Vietnamese food lovers, Rotorua has the place for you.

Abracadabra

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As the name suggests, this restaurant and café has somewhat of a magic touch to it.

From Loaded Donuts to Fresh Fare, Here's Your Guide to Rotorua's Foodie Scene

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Whether you’re short on time or you’re just eager to go straight to the best, keep scrolling to find out where to eat and what to order in Rotorua.

Social Club

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Social in name and character, this eatery is a bright and vibrant place to park up with a group of friends any time of the day.

Zippy Central Café

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Fast-paced and a stone’s throw from the town centre, this local favourite café certainly lives up to its name.

Ciabatta Café and Bakery

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Come early enough and you’ll be privy to the glorious sight of fresh pastries being wheeled out of the kitchen and into the display cabinet.

Okere Falls Store

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Okere Falls Store team are big on walking the talk when it comes to giving our environment a helping hand.

Stratosfare Restaurant

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Get your hungry self to this brilliant eatery, leagues above when it comes to the Rotorua dining scene (both metaphorically and literally).

Arts Village Café

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Sharing a space with the Arts Village means even though this spot serves great coffee and food, it is also a show-off point for local artists whose pieces line the walls.

Eat Streat

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Ever-changing fluorescent lighting and activity from hungry wanderers make this bustling inner-city food alley a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike.

Pig & Whistle

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Pull up a pew, grab a cold beer, and enjoy the atmosphere of a place that just gets hospitality through and through.