2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year regional winners revealed!

Congratulations to the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year regional category winners!

The judges have been hard at work to find this year’s most- loved cafes in New Zealand and we can now reveal the café’s that are at the top of their game.

All of the regional category winners will feature on our website as the top cafés of 2018 as well as receiving a certificate to put up in their café.


Our judges are going to be busy, the category winners for each region will get another visit from the judging team. From these café’s the National Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year winners will be decided, and announced at an event in February in Auckland. If you have any questions about the competition then get in touch with us here.


Auckland region
Best Suburban – Friend of the Farmer Café, Takanini
Best Metro/CBD – Welcome Eatery, Grafton
Best Regional Town – The Butcher’s Shop Café, Pukekohe
Best Rural – The Sugar Shed, Pukekohe

Upper North Island region
Best Suburban – Gather Foodhouse, Hamilton
Best Metro/CBD – Artisan Café, Rotorua
Best Regional Town –The Daily Café, Te Puke
Best Rural – Colenso Café, Whenuakite

Lower North Island region
Best Suburban – Columbus Coffee @ Mega, New Plymouth
Best Metro/CBD – Maina, Havelock North
Best Regional Town –The Federal Store, New Plymouth
Best Rural – The Clareville Bakery, Carterton

Wellington region
Best Suburban – Sweet Vanilla Kitchen, Lower Hutt
Best Metro/CBD – Ekor Book Shop & Café, Wellington
Best Regional Town – Espresso Café, Upper Hutt

Upper South Island region
Best Suburban – The Old Vicarage, Christchurch
Best Metro/CBD – Hello Sunday, Christchurch
Best Regional Town – Fools of Desire, Rangiora
Best Rural – The Villa, Wakefield

Lower South Island region
Best Suburban – Café Society, Frankton
Best Metro/CBD – Precinct Food, Dunedin
Best Regional Town – Kelly’s Kitchen, Milton
Best Rural – Orepuki Beach Café, Riverton


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