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Classic Flyers AvGas Cafe and Bar

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9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-572 4000
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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Room is cold on one side - under the air conditioning and sweltering on the other - next to the windows. No one came to refill our waters, 1 jug, per table of 4 for a whole day. Vegetarian option was a watery salad.

Thank valleygirl2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good menu, great theme. I didn't appreciate the waitress leaving order a the end of the table and calling out "this is yours". Coffee is average.

Thank Paul B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We use to go to classic flyers often for brunch/lunch but haven't been there for 2 or so years. Went for lunch, the place has really gone downhill. The selection of food was not as good and when we asked what the homemade filo had in it, the young girl looked confused as to why we would ask. There was... More 

1 Thank fortunatefew
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143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to stop in and have lunch at AvGas, something we haven't done for quite a while - not likely to do it again in a hurry. Yes they were fairly busy but there was no excuse for forgetting my wife's meal a salad described as a Thai chicken noodle salad (we know Thai food quite... More 

Thank CharlieandSue
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

As a stand alone item I felt this should be considered just an average café. It has nice staff, pretty good looking menu cooked to a middle of the road standard, and nothing really for or against. To me it really comes in to its own if you plan it as a combined item with a visit to the museum... More 

Thank TamanMcK
Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Must against my better judgement, I was persuaded by a friend to re- visit this establishment, last reviewed in Feb 2016. Same disappointing end result !! My order was simple , a medium Mocha, his a little more comprehensive - a flat white and a 'pancake stack' . We eventually found an outside location that was not totally covered in... More 

Thank Sutton58
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Good parking and nice area to eat outside. Food is alway good but this time they forgot my order. I will go back again but the service needs to improve.

Thank martinaud37
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The friendly greeting from the staff as we came in and the smiling, chatty business people coming down the stairs from a breakfast meeting was a great first impression. Came here to eat and view the huge variety of planes as a recommendation from my fussy daughter who had the best hot chocolate and great time overall. I had the... More 

Thank stocky941
Whangamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

It's always interesting visiting AvGas Cafe and Bar as there is always something new to see and do in the way of aircraft coming and going or being restored. The outdoor seating area is my preferred place to sit as inside, with conrete floors, it is very noisy.

Thank LeadfootLes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Iv'e been several times the past few weeks here and it has been great on both sunny and wet days. There is a small indoor kids playroom, enough for entertainment, and a great outdoor play area with real planes and helicopters to play about on, safe, interesting and different for the kids. Food has been great all times, not a... More 

Thank Joelli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18
Cafe, New Zealand, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga  >  Mount Maunganui
  • Phone Number: +64 7-572 4000
Classic Flyers Cafe is absolutely unique in New Zealand as it forms an integral part of a very interesting aircraft museum dedicated to New Zealand Aviation history. The Cafe itself is large with a delicious selection of cabinet food ready to go, and you can either sit inside amongst Aviation memorabilia or out in the sunny courtyard. There is also a menu available for breakfast and lunch dishes. There are several stylish and comfortable function rooms available with professional on-site catering, making Classic Flyers the perfect destination for any sort of functions, celebrations or conferences. These function rooms are varied in size and can seat guests numbering from 10 to 400+ and the closeness to Tauranga airport means that any out-of-town guests flying in from other centres, can simply walk over to Classic Flyers which is situated a short stroll away. Children's birthday parties are popular here at Classic Flyers with the opportunity for the children to enjoy a birthday spread provided by the Cafe, and then a chance to explore the Aviation Museum. Under supervision, children have the opportunity to climb into one of the small restored planes and have their photo taken, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many and making a very enjoyable and different birthday celebration.

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