English singer Sam Smith in New Zealand, visits Rotorua Cafe

UK soul singer Sam Smith is in New Zealand.
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UK soul singer Sam Smith is in New Zealand.

UK singer Sam Smith has been spotted at a Rotorua cafe.

The Stay With Me hitmaker had lunch at the Okere Falls Store in Rotorua on Monday.

Rachel Atkinson, who works front-of-house at the cafe, said staff knew Smith was familiar from the minute he walked in the door, but it took them some time to work out just who he was.

Smith appeared to be enjoying a holiday with friends.

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Have you seenSam Smith or any other stars on holiday in New Zealand? Email your newstips, photos and video to newstips@stuff.co.nz


Atkinson said he seemed nice but appeared keen to keep a low profile.

Smith is the latest in a string of celebrities to visit New Zealand for a holiday in the Antipodes.

He joins Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco, actress Emmy Rossum, actress Isla Fisher and her comedian husband Sasha Baron Cohen and Million Dollar Listing New York star Ryan Serhant who also visited over summer.

The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, actor Jason Statham and F1 driver Lewis Hamilton also made the trip down under during 2016.

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