An elegant cafe & restaurant with a down-to-earth touch. Natural wood tones, rustic stone, and lush greenery create a comfortable and unique dining experience.


Camarosa is all about creating unique and delicious food and drinks while embracing the abundance of fresh produce that the Waikato region offers. We strive to provide excellent customer service to help our guests feel at home. The influence of nature in the restaurant makes it the perfect collaboration with its adjoining berry farm.

The name, Camarosa, comes from the variety of sweet strawberries grown in the fields of Ruakura Berry Farm. Since the berry farm’s rapid growth in popularity over the past few years, the founder and director Kamal decided it was time to create an establishment close to the farm, where people can come to relax and further experience delectable food in an elegant and organic feeling environment.

farm to plate freshness

We have kept the menu classical with a contemporary twist. There is something for everybody. Inspired by the region’s beautiful surrounding nature you will find our food and drinks are fresh, hearty and healthy.

Allow yourself to re-discover the beauty and fresh flavours of the Waikato.

Cafe By day, Restaurant by night

By day our relaxed space fills with natural light, and is open for breakfast from 8am, 7 days a week. We also offer a range of delicious food from our cabinet selection, and top-notch coffee made by our expert baristas with Flight Coffee beans.

Afternoons and evenings see our elegant restaurant come to life. Join us for a laid-back experience, where passion and ingenuity meet classic cuisine. Our award winning head chef Andrew Clarke runs our kitchen with his creativity and expertise. Dining with Camarosa is an occasion to taste the flavours of the Waikato region, with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Our menus are seasonal and wine matching is available.

Where passion and ingenuity meets classic cuisine.