Call in for a bite to eat and a coffee












(Formerly The Broadway Tearooms & Bakery) Our cafe and bakery have been part of Reefton since its beginnings. Opening in around 1874, it has served the miners and their families for over 130 years. Over the years, our recipes have been refined and passed down through the generations, and whether you have sweet tooth or a hearty appetite, our meals and treats are something that locals and visitors make room for. 

Un-like many of today’s cafes, we avoid pre-mixed recipes like the plague. For an authentic taste, we refer back to our tried and true recipe book. And with quality ingredients and a bit of Reefton spirit we reckon we have something pretty special to boast about. I guess that’s why people call in on their way through town, or why the locals pop in for their daily bread.

To meet the demand, we have two full-time bakers and two part-time baker assistants who produce all our pies, pastries, cakes and slices, our well-known home-style shortbread, bread and buns. Yip, it's all baked here, everyday.

The Future Dough Co

Historic Cafe and Bakery - Since 1874

So you’ve arrived in Reefton ready to soak up the heritage – Best not to do it on an empty stomach aye. Follow your nose down Broadway, find a table and eat and drink to your hearts content.

  • Hot, cold and sweet foods for those pushed for time.
  • A full breakfast and lunch menu.
  • Home of the famous Reefton shortbread.
  • Barista quality coffee, made from Hummingbird's Oomph coffee beans.
  • Gourmet steak, bacon and mushroom and satay chicken pies.
  • Fresh bread and buns baked daily gluten free options available. Call into our historic tearooms & bakery on the main drag in Reefton.

Call in for a bite to eat

Open 7 days - 8am - 5pm 

28 Broadway, Reefton 

Friendly faces


We have been really careful selecting our staff, as friendly and efficient service is really important to us. That and they are a great bunch of people to work with.

Refton's Heritage

The Building that is home to the Future Dough co - Cafe & Bakery, has been standing since 1875. Over the last 138 years the wooden shop has seen many milestones in New Zealands History.

1866 Gold discovered
1888 Town electricity
1888 Electric Street Lights
1892 Railway line opens
1908 Line to Cronadun opens
1912 Reefton "lock out"
1967 Rail passenger services cease

Read more: Refton's Heritage

Warm by winter and sunny by summer

Although the tearooms have seen a fair few years, the building has been tastefully restored for a modern café’s requirements. We can seat 50 people inside and another 16 outside in our courtyard.  We regularly cater for groups both in our shop and at various venues around town.

Free Wifi

Free WiFi is also available so guests can settle in to do some work or hold an informal meeting.

You can check your emails or Facebook over an Epic Coffee.

Or browse the official Reefton Tourism website

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