Six great spots to grab a cuppa 

There’s nothing like a fresh brew of coffee in your hands – from your first cup in the morning to that afternoon pick-me-up, here are some of the best places for coffee in Tairāwhiti.

Mr Clifton's 

A beautiful little one stop coffee shop in the centre of Gisborne. Using locally roasted coffee beans from Far East Coffee ( which you'll also find at the Saturday Morning Farmers Market)  , Mr Clifton's is a local's favourite. Perfect for that early morning coffee, or a great spot to re-stock those coffee bean supplies before heading home. Open Monday - Friday 7-1pm, 74 Grey St. 


Zephyr Wainui 

Looking for that early morning coffee fix? Zephyr Cafe located at Wainui Beach have you sorted using fair trade coffee roasted by Far East Coffee Co. Zephyr are committed to their plant based values making amazing coffee offering oat, soy or coconut milk as an alternative to dairy. 

Raglan Roast

Open daily so you never have to go without freshly roasted coffee, Raglan Roast Gisborne is located along Wainui Road in Inner Kaiti. Always buzzing with people, Raglan Roast is a great spot to chill and enjoy a superb cuppa - a relaxed and friendly gathering place for locals and travellers alike.


Tatapouri Bay - Beach front Cafe 

Tatapouri Bay Oceanside Accommodation is another top spot. Over the Summer months from Labour Weekend their container ship cafe is open is guests + local's alike. Serving fresh coffee smoothies and bagels overlooking the stunning Tatapouri reef is a view you won't forget anytime soon.  



Cafe 35 - Tokomaru Bay 

Cafe 35 is world famous on the East Coast. The perfect spot to pull over for that morning cup of coffee! With plenty of offer for breakfast or lunch, Cafe 35 is sure to deliver. And whilst there it would be rude to not try one of their famous Paua Pies ( along with my other pie and non-pie options). 

The East Cape Manuka Café

Situated at the eastern most corner of the East Cape in beautiful Te Araroa, you’ll have to make a bit of an effort to get to the East Cape Manuka Café. But it’s definitely worth it. The stunning coastal drive up State Highway 35 takes you on a 2.5 hr quest for excellent coffee, incredible pizzas and the most delicious home baking you can imagine – so much so that you wonder why everything tastes better in Te Araroa