Places to Eat

Cafe’s Takeaways Restaurants & Food

Matamata sits at the base of the Kaimai mountain range in a valley of rolling green hills. Any season of the year is beautiful to visit. The Mighty Waikato is known for its lush New Zealand bush and miles of green paddocks. Any season will be wonderful explore this growing town. In the winter it is crisp with a peaceful fog that rolls through the town. Spring you can hear the birds singing and the land is blooming and bursting with greenery. In the Summer you will find the sun shining and warm weather. Autumn the sun will be out with crisp mornings and the leaves colored red, orange, and yellow. With so much to offer we have many locally owned and run eateries that will suit. We have an abundance of Cafe’s Takeaways Restaurants & Food for you to enjoy while you are visiting. 

The Redoubt Bar and Eatery

With walls displaying local Matamata happenings, heroes and villains, it provides a comfortable ‘at your mate’s place’ feel.

The seasonal menu has legend dishes ranging from crispy pork belly, Kiwi favourite fish ‘n’ chips, OMG burger and home-made seafood chowder. Vegan, gluten-free and most dietary requirements are easily catered for.

The thirsty can enjoy a range of New Zealand wines and fantastic tap beers, including the Monteith’s range and international favourite Heineken, plus general manager Clifford Williams’ (the only Jamaican in Matamata) personally selected cocktail list.


The Redoubt Bar and Eatery
48 Broadway

Phone: 07 8888585

Email: [email protected]

In Catering and Out Catering Available

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The Merchant of Matamata

Good Merchant is a fresh, modern provincial pub in the heart of Matamata offering welcoming kiwi hospitality mixed with great food and locally brewed craft beers and ciders. Located in a former farm supply depot the pub continues this fine tradition replenishing and refreshing locals and travellers alike. Good Merchant proudly serves Good George craft beer and cider which is brewed locally in the region at their brewery in nearby Hamilton. Their brews are delivered fresh to the pub from the brewery and includes a range of enjoyable, easy to drink beers and ciders and a rotating range of interesting  specialty brews.


44 Broadway, Matamata, New Zealand
PHONE: 07 880 9561
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: 11:30am – late 7 days

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Workmans Cafe & Bar

Workmans is located on Broadway, in Matamata, New Zealand. 24 years ago, Syd Workman had a vision to create an iconic retro pitstop in Matamata. This was long before Matamata became a tourist destination for the Hobbiton Movie Set and, over the years, Workmans has become a “must stop” cafe & bar for travellers and locals.


Opening Hours
8:00 till 2:30 and 4pm till late(Monday – Tuesday)
8:00am to 9pm (Wednesday – Sunday)
To make a booking, call us on 07-888-5498  

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O Del Emz

O Del Emz Cafe has been an outstanding local cafe for seven years now.

We pride ourselves on consistently providing the best coffee and food in town, all of which we make fresh in our uniquely small kitchen.

To see how we began just take a look through our photo history book on display in the cafe.

We love what we do and know our customers love it as well.

Our staff are friendly and helpful. We love to go the extra mile for our customers and will cater to any dietary need. We also offer an out-catering service which has proven to be very popular. We can also cater for dinners in the cafe by arrangement.

The owner Derek has over 20 years’ experience in hospitality and is a superb chef. He personally trains all his staff to his high standards.

As a long-standing local cafe, we believe in giving back to our community by supporting local schools and sports clubs as well as the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

O Del Emz: Bringing colour to our town corner.


5am Tuesday to Sunday

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