Announcing the Puhoi Valley People’s Choice regional winners

With a record number of votes counted we are delighted to announce the most-loved café’s in each of the competition region as voted for by the public.

The regional winners are the café’s that received the highest number public votes in each competition region. One of these fabulous regional winners will become our national Puhoi Valley People’s Choice champion, who will be revealed at an event in February 2017.

The 2017 Puhoi Valley People’s Choice regional winners are:

Auckland region

Calendula Cottage Cafe, Glenbrook

Upper North Island region

Surf Shack, Waihi Beach

Lower North Island

Catching Pen Cafe, Dannevirke

Wellington region

Sweet Vanilla Kitchen, Lower Hutt

Christchurch region

Arabica Licensed Cafe, Methven

South Island region

Jester House, Tasman

Thanks to all the cafés who took part and to everyone that voted this year. Puhoi Valley Marketing Manager Melanie Bayes says " We are proud to sponsors this award, congratulations to the cafe owners and staff for their success". 


We’ll be sending out certificates to the Puhoi Valley People’s Choice regional winners soon as well as featuring these cafes on our website.

And in just over a week we’ll be announcing the Meadow Fresh NZ Café of the Year regional winners for each competition category. This list of regional category winners will go through to judging round three, where the judges will visit each of the regional category winners again to find our 2017 champion and national category winners.

If you have any questions about the competition, then please get in touch with us.


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