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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“A unique experience. The rail way was built by a local potter. There is also a pottery where you can see potters at work. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“We are spoilt for choice for eateries in Coromandel. The Pepper Tree Restaurant won't disappoint. Majestically situated in the heart of Coromandel Township, the Pepper Tree offers a unique dining experience rich in Coromandel history. Enjoy the sun-soaked courtyard and shaded verandas over summer and cosy dining next to an open fire during winter.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Store
“This historic building with walls of history will keep you fascinated and intrigued with a warm glowing fire in the winter and a refreshing cool breeze in the summer. They serve cocktails, quality wines & spirits, the full range of New Zealand’s premium Monteiths on tap + more. On Sundays they offer$10 pizza's and 4 beers for $20 !!!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Umu literally means a Maori oven consisting of a hollow in the earth in which food is cooked on heated stones. But this Umu is a classy cafe including pizza, counter food (tarts and quiches ), superb coffee and tummy-taming breakfasts. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A wonderful restaurant just 1km away at the corner of the 309 Road and SH25.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Store
“Fabulous art, jewelry, Kiwiana, unique souvenir items. Tell Brigette, the owner, we sent you! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Worth a visit if you haven't been and then check out the township and eateries in Coromandel Township.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is known as the 'Top Pub' in coromandel and is located just out of the main town. Dining there is like a trip back to the 1980's - large meals which are a little 'rustic' however always tasty. Really easy with kids in tow.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious cafe fare, burgers, chowder/soups, coffee and desserts. A local favorite for coffee, side walk dining and indoor seating.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Just opened in town, yummy food and great service! Really nice local couple have opened. Lovely courtyard out the back and even a little sandpit for the kids”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The Source is an artists collective that has work from local artists and is run by them. Good value and original pieces”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Free wireless, pool, outdoor seating. Great burgers! Local meals & friendly. They often have bands or entertainment.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to eat
“There is a large selection of secondhand books to purchase in a unique setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Hire an electric bike and explore! Found next to the food trucks opposite the bakery and fish shop”
  • 5 locals recommend
City
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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“A great delicatessen specialising in smoked fish and mussels, our local specialty. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“We are spoilt for choice for eateries in Coromandel. The Pepper Tree Restaurant won't disappoint. Majestically situated in the heart of Coromandel Township, the Pepper Tree offers a unique dining experience rich in Coromandel history. Enjoy the sun-soaked courtyard and shaded verandas over summer and cosy dining next to an open fire during winter.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Store
“This historic building with walls of history will keep you fascinated and intrigued with a warm glowing fire in the winter and a refreshing cool breeze in the summer. They serve cocktails, quality wines & spirits, the full range of New Zealand’s premium Monteiths on tap + more. On Sundays they offer$10 pizza's and 4 beers for $20 !!!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Umu literally means a Maori oven consisting of a hollow in the earth in which food is cooked on heated stones. But this Umu is a classy cafe including pizza, counter food (tarts and quiches ), superb coffee and tummy-taming breakfasts. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A wonderful restaurant just 1km away at the corner of the 309 Road and SH25.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Burger Joint
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Thai food and also cafe counter food. Kitty is from Thailand and makes great Thai food”
  • 1 local recommends

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