CHB Road Trip Refuel Spots

Summer is action packed in Hawke’s Bay with winery concerts, cricket at McLean Park, Art Deco weekend coming up and the sold out Mission Concert.

If you are driving through Central Hawke’s Bay on your way North, we have some great places to stop and stretch the legs, grab a coffee or have lunch before heading on your way.

Here’s our top six:

Tikokino Country Hotel
This family friendly cafe, bar and restaurant is the perfect places to stop in for a meal or a drink. Relax in the outdoor garden bar while the children enjoy the playground. Rural hospitality at its best!

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Tikokino Country Hotel, in true country style with gumboots at the door

Hatuma Café
Just 2km south of Waipukurau you'll find Hatuma Cafe. This wee gem offers a superb menu, and great cabinet food with a good selection of gluten free options. There is a beautiful space out the back to enjoy some country sunshine and a large fully fenced area for kids to play. Plus as an added bonus, you'll find an amazing second hand boutique offering fantastic deals on designer clothes. Coffee and a fashion deal!

Hatuma Cafe

Alfresco dining and a play space for the kids at Hatuma Cafe

The Rookery Coffee House
Located in the heart of Waipukurau you find the Rookery Coffee House, brewing top notch coffee, outstanding sweet treats and fantastic friendly service 6 days a week.

The Rookery Cafe

Enjoy outstanding coffee at the Rookery Coffee House

Espresso Loco
Housed in the quaint Railway Station Building, Espresso Loco is a Waipukurau icon and a firm favourite for locals and visitors. Matt brews some fantastic coffee, along with his delicious homemade sandwiches and sweet treats, ice cream and drinks, he’s got your road trip needs covered!

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Espresso Loco in the Waipukurau Railway Station Building

Nola’s Café and Restaurant
In the heart of Waipawa, enjoy delicious meals prepared with love just like Nola used to make. Inspired by fresh ingredients and local produce, along with great coffee and local wines, it’s easy to see why the tables are often full. 

Nola's Cafe

Dining at Nola's Cafe and Restaurant

Paper Mulberry Café
Quirky and distinctive, the Paper Mulberry Cafe is one of Hawke's Bay's best secret garden cafes. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, delicious treats and wonderful coffee. While you're there peruse the shelves of arts, crafts and yummy things for sale.

The Paper Mulberry Cafe

The Paper Mulberry Cafe

Where to find them...

Tikokino Country Pub
388 Highway 50

Hatuma Cafe
2398 Takapau Road

The Rookery Coffee House
131 Ruataniwha Street

Espresso Loco
4 Bogle Brothers Esplanade

Nola's Cafe and Restaurant
12 High Street

Paper Mulberry Cafe
89 State Highway 2