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A Feature of Rawene... Food, Art and Music All in One Place

One is inevitably attracted to the place at first glance. The combination of café and art gallery... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Franco P
Auckland, New Zealand
Coffee and a Book

Great to get in out of the rain for a descent coffee, some yummy cake and a good book. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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1 Parnell Street, Rawene 0473, New Zealand
+64 9-405 7520
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

One is inevitably attracted to the place at first glance. The combination of café and art gallery is very appealing. The live background music was a bonus. There is a studio where one can see the artists at work (a Mandala was being painted when...More

1  Thank Franco P
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Great to get in out of the rain for a descent coffee, some yummy cake and a good book. Lots of space, quirky interesting art pieces to capture the imagination and friendly helpful staff. Enjoyed the New Zealand look area in particular though it would...More

1  Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Spacious cafe with various seating options. Excellent well served food nicely presented eg butter pats on a small glass dish,not in a peel-off plastic blister. Variety of teas available. We had morning tea there. Good views and good loos. Good atmosphere. And enjoy some well...More

Thank decline421
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Very ambient. Great food and coffee. Special spaces created to sit down and read and to look at current artwork in wood, flax, pottery, bronze and paintings by Dean Buchanan. Could spend more time there with likeminded Art Enthusiasts. A must visit if you're in...More

Thank marmor25
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Good quality along with the thoughtful philosophy of artwork and artist choice at this gallery. A surprisingly large number of gallery rooms each exhibiting a different and changing artists work. So definitely worth a revisit. Especially to try the new cafe managers produce when it...More

Thank sonicjett
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Local artists and more are on display in this unique and inspiring space. Worth a decent wander through and take time to sit and browse the books too.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We originally went to rawene to visit the boat shed but when we saw this was closed we decided to try the gallery. We got to look around the cute art pieces and have a hot drink and cake. I think the place needs a...More

Thank J9421NBannab
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We came off the ferry, hungry. We walked in to another location for food but the offering wasn't great and left again, to find this gem. The gallery had some lovely pieces on display (mostly painted surfboards when we visited). The cafe had a limited...More

Thank Judith1016
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great place to have a coffee and something to eat and watch the world go by in a delightful sleepy village. Good place to wait for the ferry.

Thank ElvisInvercargill
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Had a lovely time talking to owner. Best coffee in the Northland. Has great view to Rawene ferry with all its comings and goings.

Thank LJB58
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