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The Refinery

5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
+64 7-862 7678
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hidden treasure in Paeroa. The food and drinks were delicious. Despite going at a very busy time the service was great!

Thank Jess H
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

A nice place for coffee, cake or lunch. Relaxed atmosphere and very welcoming and friendly service. A great stopp halfway between Auckland and Tauranga!

Thank doro_nz15
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We have eaten here many times and found it to be consistently good. The food options are varied and delicious.

Thank anjistarAuckland
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Best cafe...love this place. Great menu catering for all. Coffee is always well made, strong, milk was at a good temperature and a choice of cup sizes to suit. Not to noisy, comfy seats, good ambience. Staff were friendly and inviting. Thank you

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This is by far the best cafe in town! Located in a historic refinery building. This place offers a great range of food and Delish coffee. A retro fit out creates a great vibe and the service was super friendly.

Thank emilypY5135XK
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We travelled over on Saturday, braving the thick fog to celebrate a friends promotion. Recommended by said friend who lives in Paeroa we came to The Refinery for lunch and were not disappointed. The food was fresh and tasty (Soup of the day hearty and...More

Thank CrisArmstrong
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem with great coffee. Very eclectic decor with a mix of vinyl records, antiques, and giant posters of Bruce Lee.

Thank napisarn
Reviewed 2 June 2018

A hidden gem ... great selection of delicious food - delicious coffee - amazing friendly service and the venue is very intriguing - an old shed with olden days memorabilia everywhere which brings back very fond memories. I drive an hour each way just for...More

Thank WaikatoBorn
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Really enjoyed our lunch stop at the refinery. Great food and good coffee. Love the big old building and so nice sitting in the sun out in the garden area. The Feijoa cake was amazing. Would like to have tried the persimmon cheesecake as well...More

Thank HelenOppy
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful recommendation made by family on our drive home back to Auckland. We loved the food the ambience was rustic and the music collection to die for. They had old vinyl records on display and music playing which was pretty cool. I'm so going...More

Thank trawellguru
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30 January 2015|
Response from TheRefinery2014 | Property representative |
Hi there. Hours are Wed-Sun 9am-3.30pm. Updated menu going up soon. thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Paeroa
  • Phone Number: +64 7-862 7678
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