Handpicked by a Queenstown Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Cafes in Queenstown'.

Kiwis like their coffee and Queenstown does not disappoint. From Queenstown cafes enjoying scenic views on the outskirts of the town, to quirky cafes in the town centre, we've picked out our personal favorites. 

The Exchange

Loved by locals, The Exchange is a popular venue serving great food and even better coffee. The extensive menu includes a favourite Exchange Benedict along with an ever changing selection of specials and tasty cabinet food. Children are catered for with their own special menu and gluten free options are also available.  For a change from coffee, choose a craft beer or wine. The Excha...

Left Bank Cafe at Sofitel Hotel

The Left Bank Cafe is inspired by the cafe lifestyle of Paris. The elegant interior seats 70, with furnished shipped from Paris to create an authentic Parisian cafe experience. By day, the cafe offers delicious breakfast and lunch with an array of savoury and sweet pastries, while in the evenings the cafe becomes a french style bistro. The Left Bank Cafe is situated on Duke Street and is par...

Vudu Cafe

Located on Beach Street, Vudu Café provides fresh coffee and food using local produce as much as possible. Established in 1997, the popular café features both table seating and booth seating with an inviting log burner fire during the colder winter months. The outdoor courtyard is a great spot for people watching. The breakfast menu includes french toast, blueberry and blackberry pancakes, eg...



Located on Church Street, Yonder is a restaurant passionate about bringing 'good time' dining to Queenstown.  The menu is inspired by the things loved from around the world.  The team of international staff innovate from the farm to the table. Yonder offers a bright and airy space throughout the day, to acreate a conservatory type feel to The World Bar next door.  There...

The Hole in One Cafe

The Hole in One Cafe enjoys a tranquil setting in the grounds of Millbrook, one of the world's top golf resorts. The cafe operates out of the original farm stables, combining the character details of the building with modern and luxurious furnishings. Guests can enjoy coffee with savoury and sweet pastries from the food counter, or enjoy a bite to eat from the all day dining menu. A selectio...

The Bathhouse

Situated as close as you can get to Lake Wakatipu without getting your feet wet, The Bathhouse offers fine dining in a stunning location. Seating is inside and outside, with some tables even on the beach. Soak up the uninterrupted view of Queenstown Gardens, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak, and the buzz of activity as the paragliders twirl above you and jet boats spin on the lake in the distance. ...

Jack's Point Clubhouse

Jack's Point Clubhouse Restaurant enjoys one of the most scenic settings in Queenstown with spectacular views of The Remarkables, a championship 18 hole golf course and 35 kilometres of hiking and biking trails. The modern, light and spacious restaurant includes an outdoor seating area overlooking Lake Tewa and glorious views of the course. The menu offers straight forward, seasonal dishes u...

The Boat Shed Cafe and Bistro

The Boat Shed Cafe & Bistro, located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.  Cycle or walk along the Frankton Track or arrive by boat to the Frankton Marina. ​ Our seasonal menu features the very best, locally sourced produce and we are fully licensed, offering local wines and beers. Open for breakfast & lunch: Monday - Sunday:  8.00am - 4.00pm...

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