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21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1346
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“calamari” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (15 reviews)
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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

Lovely to walk along the beach and come across this beachfront cafe. We had a breakfast and coffees with takeaway cake for later. Everything was great with top friendly service as well. Good variety in the menu to suit all sorts of tastes

Thank GriffnLeanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is so beautifully sited by the beach it is hard to resist calling in. We had lunch here recently and it was totally chaotic. My husband enjoyed his creamy mushrooms while I waited, and waited. Finally we had to ask when the second...More

Thank Janglen9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard quite a lot about this cafe so was pleased that we were able to go there today on a brilliant sunny winters day. We had to wait and were told that it might be 15 minutes until we could get a table,...More

Thank dnlcompton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best location and best food in Waihi Beach. Right on the surf beach edge. Perfect ambiance. Opening doors out onto surf side verandah. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend.

Thank snowsfields1931
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Management (owner) often so moody and rude. Enough is enough. Never going back. This time a long wait for takeaway pizzas only to be told that they probably didn't spend enough.More

Thank robandpenny59
Beach3611, Manager at Flatwhite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Firstly our apologies for the delay in response Rob and Penny and secondly our sincere apologies for the service your received at Flatwhite on the night you came in. We have identified an issue with our pizza nights (especially in the first week of the...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

A superb location right on the beach. Great food and good coffee. Have gone here a few times, usually without kids as there isn't much to entertain them.

Thank 13canadiankiwi13
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Great cheap cafe with excellent selection of food. Yummy cakes and desert. Alcohol available. Beautiful setting on the beach.

Thank travel166
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

View here is beautiful, the food on the otherhand isnt that wow. Service is slow. Coffee was good I ordered a cappuccino.

Thank AmandaCoombe
Reviewed 13 July 2017

the atmosphere of this restaurant is not only friendly and professional - it also has beautiful views of the ocean right on the doorstep. The food is wide ranging and caters for all - beautifully cooked and presented. The staff are obviously well trained and...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This café is getting a big reputation around the Coromandel area so we checked it out. It’s right on the beach (Waihi Beach), albeit a little hard to find, with a great view of the ocean. It’s surprisingly large, being built with a nautical theme...More

Beach3611, Manager at Flatwhite, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank yo so much for your review JKEELAN. We really appreciate positive feedback as its a great booster for our employees morale, especially during the busiest times, and it also reiterates to our team that all their hard work and dedication to their guests doesn't...More

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Questions & Answers
16 March 2017|
AnswerShow 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
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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