Sit down, relax and enjoy the best of Waitomo Restaurants

​​​​ Waitomo restaurantLooking for Waitomo Restaurants? The Waitomo Glowworm Caves Restaurant, seats up to 250 people, has a delicious menu menu with a selection of light or more substantial meals with a fantastic beverage list.

Sit down and relax in this iconic open-air restaurant under the canopy of the Visitor Centre. Look out at the native bush of the Waitomo Caves region and enjoy the local cuisine.

Or for a more casual setting, the Café upstairs provides a selection of tasty hot and cold snacks with coffee and ice creams.

We offer a full menu daily that includes all dietary considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Halal
  • Gluten Free
  • Childrens meals
  • Groups catering

High chairs are provided and there is also a baby changing room.

Opening Hours

Café: 8am - 3pm
Restaurant: 8am - 4pm


The Long Black Cafe

The Long Black Cafe is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the high energy atmosphere as excited visitors depart and arrive for their Legendary Black Water Rafting and Ruakuri Cave adventures.

Set in a relaxed, rural setting and the home to The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., the Long Black Cafe offers friendly Kiwi service, delicious food and excellent coffee.

The cafe can also provide for group catering, functions and has BBQ facilities for large groups.


585 Waitomo Caves​ Road, State Highway 37, Waitomo Caves

Telephone: 07 8 50  2479 ext 7324

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