The Old Forge Kitchen

9 Alexandra Road Te Aroha

+64 7 884 8338


The Old Forge is Te Aroha's newest café, restaurant and function centre. Experience fresh and authentic "paddock to plate" cuisine prepared in the state of the art kitchen.

The café has been rebuilt using recycled timber and materials reclaimed from the historic antique trade store was once located there.

The Old Forge Kitchen takes its name from the history of the site. Once an old Forge making stage coach wheels and later horseshoes, it was also a local store and antique shop. More recently it was home to the Swiss sausage factory.

Its new incarnation sees a 120 seat cafe/restaurant with a full selection of cabinet food, brunch and lunch menus, and great coffee.

There's a meeting room for extra privacy, and a garden area under the old oak tree for enjoying the view of the mountain. 

With plenty of parking for cars and bikes, the team look forward to your visit. Check out the website and Follow on Facebook for all the latest news.

Opening hours:

Wednesday - Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Contact direct for Group Functions.