The Daily Café in Te Puke has been named Cafe of the Year.
Meadow Fresh New Zealand Cafe of the Year Awards is in its sixth year.
The Daily Café is owned by The Search Party Charitable Trust, a registered charity.
The cafe’s not-for-profit ethos, focuses on giving back, with all profits going to the local Te Puke community through community and crisis meals, lending a helping hand and training.
Four local trustees Marty and Chrissi Robinson, Richard Crawford and Andrew Reid, said the focus was on making the local community better than it is now, serving Te Puke and promoting goodness to grow there.
Even the coffee beans used at The Daily Café give back, with every coffee sold providing one week of fresh water in Cambodia through the Good Trust.
The Daily Café was a two-and-a-half year project to create.
The awards were presented at a ceremony in Auckland last night.