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The Refinery

) #1 of 14 Restaurants in Paeroa €€ - €€€ , Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
+64 7-862 7678
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (5 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I've called into 'The Refinery' on my way through Paeroa. It's a little bit off the main drag, but far superior to any other offering in Paeroa. Funky retro seating with 70's style chairs and couches with an industrial rawness...More

Thank Osolomoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I pulled over as I drove through Paeroa to google a cafe. Found this one and was delighted. It is rather retro - with a real record player playing real vinyl. There are records for sale and an eclectic open space to kick back and...More

Thank nzdarl
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Very cool cafe. Decor retro style with plenty of space. lots of food variety and excellent coffee. We enjoyed the muffins for breakfast. Once we did a bike ride we returned for lunch which we had sandwiches with various fillings.

Thank aspy61
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I have a friend who works here so we decided to come out from Thames & check the place out. I had seen her snaps she'd shared of the cafés counterfood & delicious cabinet display. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, very spacious dining, easy indoor...More

Thank Memz2
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Refinery is a very cool 1970's retro cafe serving delicious cafe food. My husband had a sourdough toasted sandwich, I had the Chicken and bacon soup which came with sourdough bread. Sons were also very happy with their meals. The coffee was great and...More

Thank Sioux1964
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This cute little cafe is off the main road but well worth the diversion! I will never drive past this cafe ever again, what a wonderful discovery! Lovely staff and delicious food, plenty of options for gluten-free/coeliac, vegetarian etc. They catered well to my specific...More

Thank RachelBuer
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Came to grab some coffees - friendly staff, great decor and atmosphere inside. Coffee was prompt and tasty, would come back for a meal for sure!

Thank jess_cher
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome deli sandwiches great ambience and service, relaxed, easy and a very different setting a definite must when inPaetoa

Thank GaryNZ2017
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great food, great ambiance, great service.great music. From walking into The Refinery until you leave, just a wonderful experience.

Thank 8076BandB
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Had heard about this place so thought would give a try. Ordered fig and walnut toast with ricotta and honey as was really yum. Food looked amazing and place was busy at lunchtime. One downside was I used restrooms and they were really smelly might...More

Thank kftraveller2016
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30 January 2015|
Response from TheRefinery2014 | Property representative |
Hi there. Hours are Wed-Sun 9am-3.30pm. Updated menu going up soon. thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Paeroa
  • Phone Number: +64 7-862 7678
  • E-mail
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