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Native Tree Cafe

7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
+64 7-867 3250
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (30 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“steak pie” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
British, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped for the first time today after psiing the cafe many times. I had a lamb and mint pie. Absolutely delicious. They are also pet friendly so take your dog in on a lead. Quirky but cheerful place. Lots of stuff and fast service. Would...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A perfect place to stop for a late breakfast when heading south from Auckland - delicious coffee, great eggs Benedict.

Thank Toxycon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop here regularly and enjoy the food and location. Lovely staff and a great choice of food. Please tho can something be done about the flies as they are absolutely everywhere in droves. And not just in summer. Really annoying trying to enjoy lunch...More

Thank Linda R
Terry P, Owner at Native Tree Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Linda Thanks for you review, we do appreciate it. With regard to the flies, we are equally frustrated but unfortunately there is no simple fix. I do have a solution on the way but it won’t be in time for this season. In the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop for lunch or afternoon/morning tea. Safe fenced area for kids to play and plenty of shade. Excellence food at reasonable prices along with great coffee and tea plus chai lattes ... a must do if you are driving in the vicinity.

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere lots of friendly people and the food was great. Perfect for friends and family with a quirky design and lots of friendly open Stuff. Great range of different things to eat organic and gluten-free. Must include this on any trip you have around...More

Thank chaxta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop on your way from Auckland to Tauranga. Fast and friendly service. I had a steak pie and it was fantastic. Highly recommended stop.

Thank George2305
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great pies, excellent iced coffee, great food in a nice atmosphere wanted?? That cafe offers it at the side of SH 27. We had nice 45 minutes with friendly stuff and excellent service.

Thank Karl K
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We found this place by accident driving from Rotorua to Auckland using the back route. It’s a great place to stop. Much better than your average roadside cafe. Great coffee and tasty cakes, full meals as well.

Thank thepatterman
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Conveniently situated on a side-road near the intersection of SH2 and SH27, this café offers decent food and bakery items in a relaxed, funky looking, outdoor setting. There is also indoor seating for these colder days. Ample parking on site.

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Quirky lampshades and homemade jams and chutneys welcomed us in. The food (hot pie and salad - the raspberry viniagarette was amazing) was excellent. Staff friendly and efficient, prices good and full of locals - always a good sign!

Thank V4123SVmartint
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 14
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-867 3250
  • E-mail
We bake a selection of pies, savouries, muffins, scones, biscuits and cakes fresh on site. We also have an extensive breakfast and brunch menu with something for everyone. We also have an extensive range of gluten free options available. You can dine in the cafe near the open plan kitchen, out on the deck or in the garden under the old crop topper green house.
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