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 of New Zealand Proudly supported by: Watties, Meadow Fresh, Renault, Dish Magazine Café of the Year Top cafés of New Zealand

After months of searching, judging and tasting … we have a winner!

A huge congratulations to NZ Café of the Year 2016, The Bespoke Kitchen from Queenstown.

In addition to the top title, The Bespoke Kitchen will get to enjoy $60,000 worth of prizes including a Melbourne café tour, national PR coverage, a Dish editorial package, and the lease of a branded Renault Kangoo for a year.

Again, a huge thank you to all the cafés that competed in this year’s competition, and helped make it such a fabulous success. See you next year!

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New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsWinner:NZ Café of the Year 2016

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

The Bespoke Kitchen

9 Isle Street, Queenstown, 9300

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsWinner:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Elizabeth Café & Larder

247 Cameron Road, Tauranga

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsWinner:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

The Bespoke Kitchen

9 Isle Street, Queenstown, 9300

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsWinner:Best Rural (Joint winner)

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Red Shed Palazzo

64 Jesmond Road, Drury, Auckland

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsWinner:Best Rural (Joint winner)

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

The Clareville Bakery & Cafe

3340 SH2, Carterton

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsWinner:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Sweet Vanilla Kitchen

49 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsWinner:People's Choice

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Nicks Café

30 Constable Road, Waiuku, Auckland, 2123

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsPeople's Choice Regional Winner:Auckland

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Nicks Café

30 Constable Road, Waiuku, Auckland, 2123

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsPeople's Choice Regional Winner:Upper North Island

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Piccolo Licensed Café

41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo, 3330

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsPeople's Choice Regional Winner:Lower North Island

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Café Jacko

8 George Street, CBD, Palmerston North, 4410

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsPeople's Choice Regional Winner:Lower North Island

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Springvale Café

18 Devon Road, Springvale, Whanganui, 4501

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsPeople's Choice Regional Winner:Wellington

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Sweet Vanilla Kitchen

49 Pretoria Street, Boulcott, Lower Hutt, 5010

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsPeople's Choice Regional Winner:Christchurch

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Pukeko Junction Café & Deli

458 Ashworths Road, State Highway 1, Leithfield, North Canterbury

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsPeople's Choice Regional Winner:South Island

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists
New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Jester House

320 Aporo Road, Tasman, Nelson, 7173

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Foxtrot Parlour

7 Richmond Road, Ponsonby Central, Ponsonby, Auckland, 1021

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Scratch Bakers Headquarters

5 Graham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland, 1010

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Wellesley Street Kitchen

Victoria Square, 1/143 Wellesley Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland, 1010

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Corelli’s

46 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, 0624

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

La Fourchette

8c Turua Street, St Heliers, Auckland, 1001

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Luscious Cafe

165 Onehunga Mall Road, Onehunga, Auckland, 1061

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Frenchot

8 Miami Avenue, Surfdale, Waiheke Island, 1081

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Red Shed Palazzo

64 Jesmond Road, Drury, Auckland

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Aroma Shed Café

458 Cascades Road, Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Carriages Café

299 Main Road, Kumeu, 0810

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

VOLT Espresso

110 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland, 1023

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Abracadabra Café & Bar

1263 Amohia Street, Victoria, Rotorua, 3010

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Elizabeth Café & Larder

247 Cameron Road, Tauranga

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Victoria’s Café Kitchen Bar

127 Tongariro Street, Taupo, 3330

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Central Deli

520 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui. 3116

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

LOLA Breakfast Bar & Licensed Cafe

2 Whatawhata Road, Dinsdale, Hamilton, 3204

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Violet’s Coffee @ Pit Lane

40 Lake Road, Frankton, Hamilton, 3204

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Colenso Country Café

895 South Highway 25, Whenuakite, Coromandel, 3576

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

L’Epicirie

Shop 7, 73 The Strand, Whakatane, 3120

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

The Refinery

5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa, 3600

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Baxters Café

208 The Strand, Whakatane, 3120

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Food For Thought

574 Pollen Street, Thames, 3500

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Sweet Painted Lady Café

52 Seddon Street, Waharoa, 3401

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Element

26 Victoria Avenue, St Johns Hill, Whanganui

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Little Black Bird Eatery

108 Market Street South, Hastings CBD, Hastings, 4122

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Maina Café and Eatery

1 Havelock Road, Havelock North, Hastings, 4122

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Aurum Coffee Roasters & Café

1/1101 Heretaunga Street East, Parkvale, Havelock North, 4122

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Gusto Restaurant and Café

Ocean View Parade, Moturoa, New Plymouth, 4310

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Source Café

2 Puketapu Road, Taradale, Napier, 4112

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Café 39 South

2159 State Highway 4, Owhango, 1990

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Essence Café & Bar

46 Manchester Street, Feilding, 4702

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Kristy’s Cafe

151 London Street, Springvale, Whanganui, 4500

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Aroma’s Coffee Lounge

458 Cascades Road, Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

KR’s Café & Catering Ltd

32 Fergusson Street, Feilding, 4702

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Mothered Goose

119 Bridge Street, Bulls, 4818

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Prefab

14 Jessie Street, Te Aro, Wellington, 6012

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

The Flight Coffee Hangar

119 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Victoria St Café

98 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Benedicts Café

141 Dowse Drive, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt, 5010

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Café Polo

82-84 Rotherham Terrace, Mirimar, Wellington, 6022

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Franco’s Trattoria

27 Dundas Street, Seatoun, Wellington, 6022

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Saddleback Café

517 Ohariu Valley Road, Ohariu Valley, Johnsonville, Wellington, 6037

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

The Clareville Bakery & Café

3340 SH2 Clareville, Carterton, 5887

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

The Village Grinder

432 Queen Street, Masterton, 5810

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

HOME Café

70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Mount Cook Café

75 Wallace Street, Mount Cook, Wellington, 6021

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Tiki Lounge Café

112 High Street, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, 5011

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Café Kudos

225 Annex Road, Middleton, Christchurch 8024

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Café Metro Merivale

121 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch, 8014

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Columbus Coffee Riccarton

K14 Riccarton Mall, Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, 8041

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Red Post Café

2 Highfield Street, Culverden, Hurunui, 7345

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Thyme Café

597 Springs Road, Prebbleton, 7604

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

White House Black

265 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch, 8025

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Arabica Licensed Cafe

36 McMillan Street, Methven, 7740

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Legends Café

15 Afghan Street, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, 7903

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Waipara Springs Winery & Café

409 Omihi Road, Waipara, 7483

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Little River Café and Store

4237 Christchurch Akaroa Highway, Main Road, Little River, Banks Peninsula, 6591

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Meshino Expresso

1 Stark Drive, Wigram, Christchurch, 8042

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Mocca Cafe

224 Stafford Street, Timaru, 7910

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Kiki Beware, Refreshment Room

344 George Street, Dunedin, 9013

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Nova Dunedin

29 The Octagon, Dunedin, 9018

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Metro/CBD

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Vudu Café & Larder

16 Rees Street, Queenstown, 9300

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Graze

1 Onslow Road, Queenstown, 9304

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

The Bespoke Kitchen

9 Isle Street, Queenstown, 9300

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Suburban

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Vanilla Bean Cafe

355 Lower Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson, 7020

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Kai Whakapai Café/Bar

Corner Helwick & Ardmore Streets, Wanaka, 9305

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Melrose House Café

26 Brougham Street, Nelson, Nelson East, 7010

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Best Rural

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Penguin Café & Bar

822 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara, RD1, Takaka, 7183

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Chantilly Cafe

77 Queen Street, Blenheim, 7201

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Maggie’s Kitchen

65 Mackay Street, Greymouth, 7801

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & FinalistsFinalist:Classic Kiwi

New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winners & Finalists

Vogel Street Kitchen

76 Vogel Street, City Rise, Dunedin, 9016