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The Refinery

5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
+64 7-862 7678
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
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New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool cafe. Decor retro style with plenty of space. lots of food variety and excellent coffee. We enjoyed the muffins for breakfast. Once we did a bike ride we returned for lunch which we had sandwiches with various fillings.

Thank aspy61
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I have a friend who works here so we decided to come out from Thames & check the place out. I had seen her snaps she'd shared of the cafés counterfood & delicious cabinet display. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, very spacious dining, easy indoor...More

Thank Memz2
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Refinery is a very cool 1970's retro cafe serving delicious cafe food. My husband had a sourdough toasted sandwich, I had the Chicken and bacon soup which came with sourdough bread. Sons were also very happy with their meals. The coffee was great and...More

Thank Sioux1964
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This cute little cafe is off the main road but well worth the diversion! I will never drive past this cafe ever again, what a wonderful discovery! Lovely staff and delicious food, plenty of options for gluten-free/coeliac, vegetarian etc. They catered well to my specific...More

Thank RachelBuer
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Came to grab some coffees - friendly staff, great decor and atmosphere inside. Coffee was prompt and tasty, would come back for a meal for sure!

Thank jess_cher
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome deli sandwiches great ambience and service, relaxed, easy and a very different setting a definite must when inPaetoa

Thank GaryNZ2017
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great food, great ambiance, great service.great music. From walking into The Refinery until you leave, just a wonderful experience.

Thank 8076BandB
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Had heard about this place so thought would give a try. Ordered fig and walnut toast with ricotta and honey as was really yum. Food looked amazing and place was busy at lunchtime. One downside was I used restrooms and they were really smelly might...More

Thank kftraveller2016
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great Place to Relax with Awesome Food.... Magazine/Paper or just look at their Bits and Pieces......Service Excellent

Thank pat w
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

They serve great coffee and food here. Lots of interesting "things" to look at! It is comfortably decorated with cosy seating and plenty of reading matter should this be needed. A great stop off should you be in this area.

Thank Takapuna
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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
USD 6 - USD 12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 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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