Cafés & Pubs
New Zealand is a land of casual dining and you’ll find no shortage of cafes and pubs competing for your dollar.
Just about every small town will have a caf and serve a decent coffee. Many cafes will have both counter food and menus. Choose and pay at the register. Others will have servers who will take your order at the table.
Most cafes are open during the day, from 10am to 4pm, but others may also be open for breakfast and/or dinner.
Pubs & Bars
You’ll order meals and drinks at the bar at most pubs, and pay when you order. But as with cafes, some places will have servers who come and take your order at the table.
To have a license to serve alcohol, pubs need to also have a food menu and while some places have stuck to the Bangers & Mash basics, others have evolved into relatively inexpensive culinary experiences.