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21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1346
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
23 Apr 2017
“Views, views, views”
19 Apr 2017
“Impromptu Diner out”
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really disappointed in how we were treated with our breakfast and coffee order. Although the food was delicious and most the wait staff were lovely - I didn't understand why you could not sit outside unless you were taking away? - after minor mix ups...More

Thank 523staceyk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, beautiful food, the perfect coffee all in a drop-dead gorgeous setting. I'm looking for an excuse to go back next weekend! It's only 1.5 hours away from home after all...

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish and chips ever eaten. Thanks Jenny Debs and Martha. What a destination what views. Outstanding . Cosy and warm. Prompt service.

Thank jchild65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wait staff were so ditsy! What can I say, but get some training! Even the owner, I asked for some extra hot water, as he walked past, which I had already asked a waitress who had obviously forgotten. He didnt even speak, just went...More

1  Thank Daphne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for lunch here with my brother, on a rather cool day. Pretty busy but still a table available. Really fancied soup but none shown on the menu. When I asked there was a cream of chicken, and the seafood chowder had just come...More

Thank Juliet F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for an afternoon coffee (great coffee!) following recommendation from place we were staying at. Friendly staff and great ambience (and beach views) prompted us to return for dinner. Fabulous meal - attentive, friendly staff who were happy to let me try some of...More

Thank CaraBoots
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Hubby had French toast with berries, banana, pear etc. I had mushrooms and bacon on ciabata. Beautifully cooked and generous proportions. The view is spectacular; service great. As Arnie would say, "we'll be back".

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Driving past Waihi it was the perfect place to stop by for a coffee and dessert. Beautiful view of the beach, good coffee and friendly service. The sticky date pud' is delicious!

Thank fredy_escaip
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Amazing views of the Ocean across your table... A bit of a shame that the food served is not to the same standard as the views. Well presented and tasty but you could expect far better for the prices you have to pay. I suppose...More

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This was a great place to eat, wonderful food and an amazing view, it has an open deck area at the back with views over the sea. There was plenty of seating and food choice. I had fish and chips which was wonderful

Thank MandyWestSussex
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is it byo?
16 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Beach3611 | Property representative |
Hi there, we are not a BYO venue sorry. We offer a full range of beers, wines and spirits for you to choose from.
Katie B
Is there anywhere we can sit and eat with our dog?
1 June 2016|
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Response from Beach3611 | Property representative |
Hi Katie, Yes... there are tables on the front deck where your dog is most welcome. Cheers Flatwhite Crew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand (Formerly Flatwhite Cafe/On the Beach Weddings)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1346
  • E-mail
Flatwhite beachfront cafe is located at Waihi Beach, Western Bay of PLenty, New Zealand. We are open 7 days and 7 nights (that’s pretty much all the time) and love serving great food in our fabulous beach location. Our friendly staff and casual atmosphere will make you feel so welcome, you may not want to leave (which is fine by us). If you just want to join us for a coffee and a piece of something delicious from our cake cabinet, hold your next work function or celebration party with us or dinner for two...anything goes. We are fully licensed and have a range of tasty items on our menu for all members of the family.We look forward to seeing you soon and if you are not sure how to find us (some say it’s a bit tricky) then please check out our map on our website.
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