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Waiomu Beach Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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622 Thames Coast Road, Thames 3575, New Zealand
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Cool place to have a meeting or catch up with friends. Very family friendly (even gave the dog a homebaked dog bikkie) facilities and welcoming staff. Lovely and spacious, inside areas, outdoor tables and a nook for smokers around the back... well done guys

Thank Sal S
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We stopped for a light snack there a number of times whilst coming back from fishing over a week long period. Lovely coffee, yummy cabinet food and nice staff. Great to see that they appear to have stopped that ridiculous surcharge for take away coffee.

1 Thank Malcolm M
Coromandel, New Zealand
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Called in to pick up two take away coffees. But the barista had decided to do something in the kitchen, so orders stacked up. Even after asking a staff member if anyone was making the coffees she continued out in the kitchen. I notice good cafes who can get through the orders have a dedicated barista, not one who is... More 

Thank Margspatch
Arundel, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped while traveling for a snack. Very good food and drink with friendly service. Choice of food a bit different, but very nice. Right on the road. You cannot miss it as you drive north from Thames.

Thank Rodkoi
New Zeland
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137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Is a favourite haunt of ours usually stopping each time we go fishing up the coast for a coffee and a scroll. Today we had our Japanese visitor with us and so did brunch on the way around the coast showing him around. He loved this place. Three of us ordered the Eggs Benedict but each of us having a... More 

Thank Wendy C
Delft, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Driving from Thames this was the first cafe we came across. Sweet little cafe with creative nibbles and soothing music!

Thank Dorry2110
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Whether you are heading up the Coromandel or coming home winding down the Thames Coromandel Coast Road - everyone in NZ needs to stop at this café - whether it is for a meal or just an ice-cream! This place is always humming and I know why - the staff are so polite and friendly, the food is amazing -... More 

Thank Brenda D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This small, friendly cafe on the beautiful Thames Coast Road is worth the drive. The pizza is superb, we had the gluten free base an it was delicious. The staff are super friendly. It is no wonder this place is always so busy.

Thank Lisa H
Thames, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Favourite stop after a coast ride - wholesome food great coffee and excellent service and local community feel is very welcoming

Thank Sherylio
Gold Coast
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171 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is one of those places that you stop at, "because it's there" and realise that it is a real find. We stopped for coffee which turned out to be superb so we came back the following day and had a meal, (big breakfast) and more coffee. Then even more coffee. Then some cake! Everything was perfect and the owner/manager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Thames Coast Road, Thames 3575, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: 078682554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?