Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

Local's favourites - our top places to eat in Rotorua

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

With so many things to do in Rotorua you'll also be spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat; there are so many delicious places to try. Many people hear all about our famous Eat Street but we wanted to let you in on our other favourite local spots.

  1. Zippys Cafe
  2. Oppies Takeaways
  3. Ciabatta Bakery
  4. Abracadabra cafe & restaurant 
  5. Saturday Morning Kuirau Park Market
  • Zippys Café

This small, central café is a hit with the locals! Their coffees, smoothies and bagels are delicious and a must try. They are open early for all you early birds wanting to get your day underway - open from 7am – 6:30pm at 1153 Pukuatua Street.

Places to eat in Rotorua - Zippys

Photo: You can't miss the bright & colourful Zippy Central Cafe

  • Oppies takeaways

If you are looking for simple and affordable, head down to Oppies takeaways and get yourself some award winning fish and chips. Take your fresh order down to the waterfront and enjoy a picnic on the lake shores of Rotorua while your children entertain themselves on the awesome playground. Find out what the fuss is all about at Oppies here

  • Ciabatta Bakery

Ciabatta Bakery is Rotorua's hidden secret. Popular with the locals, it's located in the industrial area of Rotorua. The coffee, pastries, pretzels and fresh bread rolls are too good to miss out on down at Ciabatta. You might even find some of our Canopy Tours staff while on their lunch break as they can’t get enough of the sandwich rolls! Find Ciabatta Bakery here. 

Places to eat in Rotorua - Ciabatta Photo: We can't get enough of the fresh food at Ciabatta Bakery

  • Abracadabra - Café by day & Restaurant/bar by night

Abracadabra is all about “good food & good vibes.” The unique café and bar is set in a 1949 vintage house with a rustic and bohemian feel.  It is the perfect place to rewind and enjoy evening drinks and dinner set in the garden bar after a long day of exploring Rotorua. They also have a range of gluten free options. Find them at 1263 Amohia Street where you will be greeted by friendly local owners Nadia and Justin.

Places to eat in Rotorua - Abracadbra

Photo: Good food & good vibes at our favourite Abracadabra

  • Saturday Morning Kuirau Park Market 

These markets are a must-do if your around on Saturdays in Rotorua. They are packed full of locals enjoying freshly made breakfasts from 40 – 50 stores that also include fresh local produce, clothing and souvenirs. Find the locals at their stores here (just located off Ranolf Street) on Saturday mornings from 7am – 1pm and try the traditional rewana (maori) bread, fried bread and meat kebabs that are simply delicious!Places to eat in Rotorua - Saturday Morning Market

Photo: SO much delicious food at the Kuirau Park Markets - this is where you will find all the locals on Saturday mornings

Topics: Things to do in Rotorua