Le Café de Paris Rotorua
Le Café de Paris, french flair in the heart of Rotorua
In the heart of Rotorua’s CBD, le Café de Paris has been serving a taste of France for close to 20 years. French owners, Alain (from Lyon) and Valérie (from Pau) greet locals and visitors with a friendly Bonjour, making the café a staple in Rotorua. Locals love the selection of authentic crèpes and assortment of pastries, but most of all the impression that you could find yourself in the middle of a Parisian café without the jet lag. Saturday mornings are a coveted time for locals where it’s not unusual to overhear the local French community engage with locals in French lessons and friendly conversation. Valérie and Alain are often the first port of call for newcomers to the city with Valérie playing trait-d’union and connecting many with like-minded locals. Le Café de Paris is also a favourite for visitors to the city, where they often start their day with some fresh croissants and local tips; along with the best mountain bike trails from Alain.
Le café de Paris serves breakfast and lunch inspired from classic French dishes, and a variety of kiwi favourites reinvented with French flair and savoir-faire. Alain and Valérie are always happy to share French culture with visitors and manaakitanga with the community.