The Daily Cafe - 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Cafe of the Year Winner

The Daily Café is our 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year supreme winner. Based in Te Puke, The Daily operates with a simple mantra of giving back and doing good. When they opened their doors in October 2016, The Daily team wanted to do something bigger than just make money; they wanted to make a difference. That’s why all profits from the café and their catering go back into the community.“Te Puke is great – the best little town around – but collectively we can make it even better," their website says.

“We aim to make The Daily a stonking good Cafe, catering to all and providing a facility to enable people to connect with each other, develop relationships and do ‘good’ in our community. We believe the best relational development is done every day, by real people, with real problems.“

Aside from The Daily's philanthropic side, great coffee, a simple menu and excellent service are other features the team pride themselves on. Instead of flustering their customers with 30+ menu items to choose from, The Daily's menu is European-inspired with fewer, quality options that change frequently. In turn, their customers know they will always have something new to try that uses seasonal produce and is reasonably priced.

Their cabinet also features a select range of fresh salads, sweet treats and even homemade pies (it is a Kiwi café after all!).

Boasting a large outdoor area, rustic interior design and a boardroom that local not-for-profits can use to work on their community projects, The Daily is one place that is well loved by Te Puke locals and visitors alike.

One customer comments "The Daily is just the right mix of trendy urban cafe meets rustic country lodge. Coffee is awesome, food is exceptional and the staff are lovely. This place is the complete package and doesn't let itself down in any department."

With a 4.5 star rating on Trip Advisor and raving customer reviews, The Daily Cafe is not only a pillar in the community, but an exceptional cafe that is incredibly deserving of the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Cafe of the Year 2018 title.

The Daily Café is open from 7am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am-2pm on Saturdays. You can find them at or phone (07-)282-8903.

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