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Cambridge has more than 20 cafes, catering for everyone from the passing traveller in need of a coffee break to those who want somewhere suitable for a leisurely chat.

cafes cambridge-isiteEveryone has their favourite and part of the fun of visiting or living in Cambridge is checking them out.

Cafes feature prominently in the annual Waipa District Business Awards, and competition is fierce for recognition. Since the awards began in 2009, the following cafes have either won award categories or been finalists: Rouge (2015 Winners), Red Cherry, Absolute, Lily Pad, The Deli on the Corner and Robert Harris .

Outside the town's boundary are many cafes deserving of a drive into the country.


The Olde Creamery Cafe

Escape from the city and enjoy the peaceful historic rural setting. The historic 1892 Creamery building houses a rustic, Fully Licensed Cafe, Conference Facility, Wedding Venue and a French-styled Gift Shop. Open 7 days 10 am - 4pm daily


Located on Empire St in Cambridge, open 7.30am until 4pm, 7 days. Al fresco dining in our sunny courtyard, inside is cosy in winter and air conditioned in summer. Winners of the Excellence in Customer Service award in the 2013 Waipa Business Awards.

The Boatshed Cafe

Nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Karapiro, The Boatshed offers a spacious private setting perfect for any occasion. Gorgeous food, stunning views and our dedicated creative team will ensure your event is everything you want it to be.

Fez Kebab

The Village, Leamington
For takeaway meals or drinks 10.00 am till late

Onyx Restaurant

Open 7 days for brunch, lunch and dinner
Open from 9:00am daily, kitchen opens 10:00am weekdays, Dinner from 5:00pm

Cafe Irresistiblue at Monavale Blueberries

Cafe Irresistiblue is situated centrally in the heart of the Waikato, only 10 minute drive from Cambridge and is based on New Zealand's largest certified organic blueberry orchard
Open 7 days 9.00am - 4.30pm

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