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Whakatāne has a wide array of cafes and restaurants in the central shopping area, and more at the wharf area.

Ōhope also has a number of vibrant cafes that are always only a short stroll from the beach.


We offer quality North Indian cuisine at affordable prices for the discerning diner with excellent service. At Spice Junction we always strive to give our clientele the best authentic curries in contemporary surroundings. Takeaway service available. 

PeeJays Coffee House - come in, sit down and enjoy the atmosphere.

Hui Bar and Grill offers a unique ambiance in the heart of Ōhope. We are located right next to the best beach in New Zealand. Our venue is a hot spot to enjoy a refreshing beverage, listen to live music and eat fresh and delicious food.

Stop for a lunch break and great coffee during your shopping trip to The Hub.  

Roquette is a riverside restaurant that provides an eye-catching yet intimate dining experience. Enjoy the attentive service of our team while partaking in our kitchen's high standard of cuisine. Open Monday to Saturday for coffee, lunch, dinner and light meals.

A delicious range of meat, vegetarian and fish wood-fired pizza. Remember to ask about our pizza of the week. Freshly-made breads and croissants and pain au chocolat and coffee. 

Italian frozen yoghurt, all-day café menu, takeaways. Licensed from 11 am onwards. Atomic Coffee, juice bar, groceries, large outdoor seating area. Ice cream bar, ice, bait and tackle. SUP (stand up paddleboarding), adventure day tours, boards and paddles for hire and sale, and beer garden.

Relaxing atmosphere with seating both inside and out. An extensive menu with stunning dishes in Indian, Sri Lankan, European, Thai and Middle Eastern styles. 

Now open! Fresh strawberries followed by raspberries, blackberries, loganberries, boysenberries, blueberries or ranuiberries. Try our famous berry icecreams or berry-themed baked lunches.

Relaxed seaside dining with the emphasis on quality food and service. The relaxed atmosphere is a natural feature of the Ōhope beachside village. Great views from the outside dining space. 

Specialises in French cuisine including crepes, French toast, croques and crossaints. Enjoy a rose wine or cider with your crepes and relax in a French-themed interior.

With a large indoor/outdoor eating area, Baxter’s combines an extensive selection of ready-to-eat cabinet food all made on site with a freshly-cooked, all-day breakfast and lunch menu. Open 7 days from 8 am.

Cobb & Co is NZ's original restaurant chain and continues the tradition of serving uniquely Kiwi food to Freeman Cobb and his stage coach drivers of the late 19th century. A real family favourite.

Soulsa has a great reputation with the locals for a fresh and tasty menu including venison, lamb, steak, duck and vegetarian. Local chef Jono Marr takes great pride in creating food to satisfy your soul. We offer an intimate and relaxed atmosphere which can cater for large groups or special functions.

Bonjour. Enjoy the authentic French food, homemade breads and croissants, delicatessen items, special ingredients and coffee in an authentic French atmosphere. Or visit our Vintage Citreon Food Truck at the Sunday Market. 

Whakatane's own authentic sports bar that's newly renovated with pool tables and TVs to watch your favourite sport. Plenty of bands and entertainment and a great atmosphere. 

Fresh coffee roasted daily in-store. Purchase your beans or a delicious espresso and freshly-made treat. Located across the road from the iSite. 

A great café should offer the perfect combination of coffee, food and hospitality if it’s to become your home away from home. At Robert Harris Café Whakatāne, we make things as easy for you as possible and concentrate on producing coffee that’s second to none. We offer a delicious range of snacks and meals – baked fresh in the cafe every day – to tantalise your tastebuds.

The iconic, historic Hotel is located in central Whakatāne with cafes and restaurants at our doorstep. Partake in a beverage or meal and enjoy Whakatāne's local. Includes the Craic Irish Pub, the Boiler Room, gaming machines and Garden Bar.

Friendly staff and a great Turkish element in the heart of Whakatāne. Whether a quick takeout meal or a relaxing dine-in experience, we cater to all. Vegetarian friendly, and all our produce is fresh. Contact us for phone orders or home delivery. Free wireless internet zone.

Indoor/outdoor dining with lovely views across the river. Try our scrumptious fresh fish ‘n’ chips in a light and crispy batter, or fresh salads, delicious burgers and marinated fish – divine! Kids' meals, ice creams and smoothies. A great family atmosphere. 

Visit Javaman for a delicious brunch or lunch in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our sunny courtyard is the ideal spot to enjoy the seasonal café menu, great coffee or the selection of freshly made salads, wraps and cakes. Family friendly. Fully licensed and available for evening functions and out-catering. 

The villa cafe is situated in a lovely rural location, just minutes from Whakatāne. With a large outdoor seating area, decks and a playground, it's the perfect spot for relaxed family dining. Fully-licensed and available for private functions in the evenings. 

Treat the kids with snow cones, slushies, waffles and 30 ice cream flavours. Or try Flavorama and design your own treat with fruit, nuts and combine it with light ice cream or frozen yoghurt. 

Situated in central Ōhope. The restaurant boasts panoramic views of the ocean including White Island. The club includes a TAB, gaming machines, big screen TV's, 8 ball and snooker plus regular entertainment. We are affiliated to Clubs NZ. Members, guests and affiliates are welcome.

We have both a Thai and European menu to cater to the needs of any dinner party. We have a free Tuk Tuk service for both lunch and dinner. Function room available. 

Located in the heart of the town, with a spacious outdoor seating area. Enjoy our all-day breakfast, homemade cabinet food or mouth-watering lunch menu. Out catering available. 

Affordable, upmarket, fully-licensed Chinese Restaurant, located right on the wharf. 

Whakatāne's newest bar. A great place to chill out with friends. Enjoy a few drinks, live music and a great menu.