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The Refinery

5 Willoughby Street, Waikato 3600 New Zealand

3 Reviews
Open Now
Sat 9a-4p
  • Independent
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
  • Wifi
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“A cafe nestled in the heart of Paeroa, complete with Mt Atkinson coffee and 50's inspired boutique accommodation.”

Paeroa provides a perfect base for riding the Hauraki Rail Trail, exploring the Karangahake Gorge or antique shopping and relaxing. Firmly set in the history of the area, the building was originally commissioned as the National Bank Gold Refinery in 1914. As such, the massive solid concrete walls, double height stud capped with huge timber beams and Rimu roof structure certainly fitted the grandeur of purpose. A large, light filled space, which manages to be cosy and welcoming; armchairs, books and a roaring fire in the winter and rustic outdoor tables and ivy covered walls in the summer.

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Tesha M.

Super impressed with this place. It's a totally unexpected find in a little 'drive through' type town. Once you're done strolling around all the antique stores take a trip off the main road to... Read more

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Michael H.

Great atmosphere and fantastic food. Well worth dropping in here if you're in Paeroa. Good coffee too. I really enjoyed the mince on toast - nice chilli kick. Read more

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Keith E.

This was such a great cafe, loved the huge open space with relaxing atmosphere, and feels so cool. The cafe has a great selection of food and treats. I had the Kedgeree, it was wonderful, one of... Read more

The Refinery

5 Willoughby Street
3600 New Zealand
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Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Does not take
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Outdoor Seating
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