Cafe Restore

23 Wilson Rd South, Paengaroa

Inside the amazing Experience Comvita at the home of Comvita's head office in Paengaroa you will find Cafe Restore.

Experience Comvita is the only place in the world where, in absolute safety, you can enter a virtual beehive to learn the fascinating facts about bees and nature's intelligence. Immerse yourself in a unique voyage of discovery, see the world through the eyes of the amazing honeybee and be reminded of nature's wisdom.

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Cafe Restore continues the overall theme of Comvita as a place to reconnect and restore. The cafe is light and bright with many quirky bee-themed influences, a highlight being the beehive-inspired wall. The food is influenced by the abundance of quality local ingredients.

The menu puts an emphasis on freshness; you will feel like you are eating wellness. Try one of their delicious smoothies: the Buzzy Bee is a mix of organic milk, bee pollen and Manuka honey, the Cherry Chocolate Delight is made with cherries, banana, Manuka honey, cocoa powder and almond milk.

Enjoy a gourmet ice cream or fair trade coffee while you sit in the Manuka grove or wander around the new community kitchen garden. Order one of their picnic or bento boxes to take away after you've explored the area.

Reviewer: Vicki Ravlich-Horan is editor of Nourish magazine.
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