Sweet Rose Espresso, revive to smooth coffee, breakfast to lunch, here, since 1965
Daily, interesting local Tokoroa Coffeehouse life starts at Sweet Rose. Beginning with Woodlands for 33 years and 12 more years as Slice of Heaven. Now, nearly 50 years on, Sweet Rose Espresso continues this smooth tasting Coffeehouse custom, with a locally roasted and blended 100% Arabica bean.
And with that smooth coffee, The Sweet Rose Kitchen continues a local appetite for warm sweet treats, hot savouries, the all day breakfast and light grilled lunches.
Serving Coffee in Our Café since 1965 * *Trading under 3 different names
1965 – Woodlands Coffee Lounge
1998 – Slice of Heaven
2010 – Sweet Rose Espresso
Sit and relax over coffee, to mellow Coffeehouse sounds, and revive to live Tokoroa Pop Up Musicians into the holidays
Soon, coming to above Sweet Rose, is a Coffeehouse Art Lounge revival, with small gathering rooms. Serving 60’s retro Slow Brews Cona Pots of Coffee, in amongst the Tokoroa artists work, interestingly set on the lounge walls, displayed for viewing and purchase.
The Coffeehouse Art Lounge will soon be available for small private group meetings, catered from A Sweet Rose Upstairs Coffee Meetings Menu. Choosing, either a light sweet and savoury selection on 3 tiered plates, or a full platterfood spread. Always, fresh, tasty and wholesome. All food made to order, by the Sweet Rose Kitchen.
Lounge and Watch the drama and smell the rich aroma of a tabletop Slow Brew Cona vacuum pot of coffee being made under a burner. From the aromatic Slow Brew Tea Wall, Teatotallers can choose and blend a custom Slow Brew pot of infusion teas made to order
Downstairs, over a smooth coffee, stretch your legs and walk about the Sweet Rose Memorabilia, extending to outside, on the funky Sweet Rose courtyard walls.
Look for old friends in a Retrospective 1963 SOuth Waikato Photographic Societies, November in Tokoroa; And see old classmates in the 100year Tokoroa East school celebrations,1965 Class of photos; And find old workmates in candid promotional 1992 NZFP’s action photo shots of A.G Sinton’s Crew at pine logging work. With the earlier interesting on the job site team photo of Bush Gang NO.12 ;
Remember the magnificient retro colours of the transport contractor’s logging trucks. Photo shots from the 2012 Loggermans Tokoroa Renunion, show the vibrant orange inhouse NZFP logging trucks, a dazzling yellow Nihill Logging truck and a brillant red Doidge logging truck
And be absorbed by the mesmerizing forms in the Abstract Interpretations of Life, from the brush of local, John Hoby, a Tokoroa abstract artist and teacher, graduating from the Elam School of Fine Art.
Perhaps over another cup of smooth coffee, learn a little more about the foundations of our town Tokoroa, in the Sweet Rose Recollections of the March of Pine over the Great Central Plateau… A Storybook Adventure of massive Speculation…across the barren yellow tussocklands, where wild ponies freely roamed, came the march of pine planting by men…. a hundred million trees… making Tokoroa once the pulsating heart of the timberlands.
Here, at Sweet Rose, we still give a big warm heartland welcome, and hope passing SH1 travellers take the time to stop by and visit
We are easy to find, just 80 metres off SH1, look for the bright orange cafe umbrellas or ask the friendly locals about us.