Coffee culture flourishes in downtown and surrounding rural areas. In the warmer months the village green buzzes with al fresco diners basking in late sunsets, drinking locally crafted beers and wine; and in winter, with hearty fare in front of roaring fireplaces.
Every taste is catered for from fish 'n' chips to bistro-style cuisine, sophisticated dining experiences to traditional Kiwi pubs. Whether you want to grab something quick or enjoy a long relaxed dinner with friends, the Geraldine district provides the fruits of a feast.
Food really is the jewel in Geraldine's crown and we are very proud of the produce that begins its life here. The home of Barker's of Geraldine, Addmore Elderflower drinks, Talbot Forest Cheese, Clearwater Organic yogurt, Valley Breweries and Waihi Bush Flax Seed Oil- Geraldine really is a mecca for foodies. Come and taste the food straight from the sun drenched heart of the Canterbury Plains.
If you want to take some produce home with you make sure you do not miss the Geraldine Farmers Market held each Saturday during the summer months.