Six cafés have been named People’s Choice Regional Award Winners, as part of the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year awards.

Determined by customer votes, the People’s Choice Regional Awards recognise the most popular café in six regions across New Zealand and also recognises the most popular café’s in local areas throughout New Zealand with a People’s Choice Local Winner certificate (see list over page). With over 30,000 public votes received this year, it’s been an exciting competition throughout New Zealand.

The 2018 People’s Choice Regional Award winners across New Zealand are;

Auckland region | Nick’s Café, 30 Constable Road, Waiuku

Upper North Island region | Epiphany Cafe, Chartwell Shopping Centre, Hamilton

Lower North Island region | Salt & Pepper Café, 4 Buller Road, Levin

Wellington region | Sweet Vanilla Kitchen, 49 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt

Upper South Island region | Portershed Specialty Cafe, 322 Lincoln Road, Christchurch

Lower South Island region | The Batch, 173 Spey Street, Invercargill

The national winner of the National People’s Choice Award will be announced at an event held in Auckland, February next year.

“We are proud to sponsor this award, congratulations to the café owners, managers and staff for their success and also to their loyal customers who voted,” says Katherine Jensen, Meadow Fresh Marketing Director.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Regional Award Winners of the Best Metro/CBD, Best Suburban, Best Regional Town and Best Rural category awards to be announced later this month.

For the sixth year running, the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year Awards highlight the diverse, the delicious and the most delightful of our great NZ café culture, shining a light on outstanding cafés across the nation.

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