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The Front Room

) #3 of 16 Restaurants in Waikanae $$ - $$$ Cafe, , European
42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-905 4142
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Love the decor of this place . Has an inside and courtyard area, both lovely. Great coffee and food! Loved our visit

Thank Ahuahurd
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Easy place to eat and relax outside in the garden. Chicken burger not quite right for the kids but adults would enjoy the relish.

Thank Jevan D
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Look. The food is interesting and delicious. The atmosphere beach-funky. But the highlight for us was the excellent service the waiter we had gave. That can be quite hard to find so we appreciate it when it happens. He was busy but managed to be...More

Thank helan1
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had a wonderful brunch here. Great service and atmosphere was perfect sitting in the garden. Nothing was too much trouble for the waitress when we moved because of the sun in our eyes. Great bar outside.

Thank steadieNZ
Reviewed 17 May 2017

the food was superb and the service excellent. we called by without a reservation but they gave us an hour prior to a booking.

Thank dianne_boss
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We met friends for a Friday evening catch up and were escorted to the rear garden area where our friends were enjoying a pre-dinner drink. The staff were very accomodating and their service was excellent and pleasingly unobtrusive. We all enjoyed the food which was...More

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great brunch with friends. Lovely local produce, friendly staff and a lovely garden courtyard at the back. Nice spot for dining.

Thank VickyT_TravelBug
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very nice dinner. Great clam dish. Can't recall what my wife and daughter had, but all very good indeed. Good service too. Also went here for coffees and breakfast; also good.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Like the front room for the dog friendly back garden. That said the coffee yesterday was undrinkable, we left it behind, and went next door. The food is great but will be checking whether the tall bald guy is making coffee before we go back.

Thank Dave_in_WGTN
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Called in here again with my Brother from out of town. Although a damp day, we enjoyed the normally good coffee inside with a cake, and read the free newspaper. This is a good café, especially on a sunny day, sitting out the back in...More

Thank Shortcat
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2 December 2016|
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Response from Shortcat | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they are open from 9am, and only closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays in winter. You can call them on 04 905 4142 to verify. Hope that helped? 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Waikanae
  • Phone Number: +64 4-905 4142
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