Welcome to my retro tour of New Zealand made in December 2011- Janurary 2012.
We’ve been busy looking around the geothermal village of Whakarewarewa and it’s now getting late in the afternoon.
We haven’t had lunch so now everyone is getting peckish but we decide that we will just have something small and then go back to the hotel so that Himself and the kids can have a soak in the jacuzzi and I can have a rest before dinner.
Almost literally around the corner from the village we find a lovely looking café called “Cafinate Coffee and Tea House” and it’s nice to bring our rather damp selves inside for a sit down and a bite to eat.
Himself bags a hot meat pie and the kids spy cake and chocolate chip biscuits, both of which must be photographed with speed before they disappear into hungry little mouths. Tall gasses of hot chocolate helps us all warm the kids and me again, although Himself opts for coffee to accomplish that instead.
Since it’s still bucketing down rain and it’s well after afternoon tea time, it’s fairly quiet in the café, so we get to chat to the very friendly owners and it’s their recommendation that helps me choose what goes onto my plate (ah ha … that’s a surprise for tomorrow) .
The shop is more or less divided into two, part café and part shop that sells all sorts of beautiful goodies (more on that soonest too) .
Great food, excellent conversation and had it been fine weather there’s even a few comfy armchairs to sit in under the awning outside… this is a place that makes you instantly feel welcome.