We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Corner Stone Cafe

26 State Highway 25 | Waikato, Thames 3576, New Zealand
+64 7-867 3375
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (5 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“fish burger” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
New Zealand, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 State Highway 25 | Waikato, Thames 3576, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (90)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Was a good meeting point for our group on the way to Pauanui. All had lovely meals and enjoyed the coffee. Joined by Bruce the cat who was pleased to keep us company. Stopped on our return journey as well and everything as good.

Thank jennijdarby
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped at The Corner Stone as it is a great half way stop from Cooks Beqch to Auckland. Great selection of food, bright cheery ambiance and nice staff. My daughter ordered a large sausage roll, carrot cake and chocolate shake which she rated 9....More

Thank Robtane
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This was our third visit. Pleasant stop on the way to and from Whitianga on our weekends away. The staff are friendly and the food is good. I can recommend the Rangiriri Mince and Cheese pie and the bread and butter muffin. The coffee is...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Have never really been impressed here. Decided to try again today for a takeaway coffee and slice. Once again, the coffee was burnt, the order miscommunicated between staff, parts of the order forgotten and all of this with overpriced food. Won't be visiting again, the...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We stopped at The Corner Stone Cafe yesterday for a mid-journey coffee/snack break. Food and coffee were very good. I complimented Staff and Management on their continuing high standards. I believe a recent very low review is completely unjustified and indeed unfair. Sadly there are...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Stopped here for lunch on the way to Coromandel Town. Varied selection of food in the display cabinet which looks homemade and fresh as well as a lunch menu. Decided to have a pie and that tasted good. Coffee was good too. Friendly service and...More

Thank WhereU2
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Pretty disappointed to be slapped with the worst Eggs Benedict this morning with untoasted Gluten Free bread. And also the worst service when I went to pay for my meal with it being a hassle to half the bill as most normal cafes do it...More

Thank leisurelady85
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to have breakfast My wife had the pancakes and I had the Big breakfast (it should be called the huge breakfast ) Fresh food, great coffee and a friendly cat called Bruce. Can’t get much better

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We had a family lunch here for 11 of us - not an easy job serving a large table. The food was fresh and all house made at a guess. An absolute winner for us - we loved it. Service and quality could not be...More

Thank Michele C
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Very dry food. Average coffee. Meals came out at different times for our table. Not sure it's worth another stop

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Thames
Shortland Court Motel
50 reviews
22.99 km away
Avalon Motel
70 reviews
23.00 km away
Tuscany on Thames
110 reviews
23.02 km away
Rolleston Motel
123 reviews
23.08 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Black Beagle
33 reviews
.86 km away
Cafe On 2
12 reviews
7.26 km away
Native Tree Cafe
169 reviews
3.09 km away
Woodturners Cafe
159 reviews
3.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre
20 reviews
12.45 km away
Ngatea Water Gardens
70 reviews
13.04 km away
GoSkydive New Zealand
56 reviews
20.53 km away
Waharau Regional Park
5 reviews
26.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Corner Stone Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 17
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 State Highway 25 | Waikato, Thames 3576, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-867 3375
  • E-mail
The Corner Stone is a modern licensed cafe situated in the country with great rural views.We have seating for 70 inside and lots more outside (weather permitting)and we are wheelchair friendly. Our food ranges from muffins and scones to cabinet food including panini, tramazini, filos, frittatas and tarts, vegetarian, vegan and meat lovers, with lots of gluten free and dairy free options available. WE have a breakfast menu and lunch menu with both available all day until 2.30 In winter (later in summer). Well behaved children are welcome and we have a really good playground for them to play in while their parents relax over a coffee or smoothy. There is plenty of room for dog lovers to walk their dogs (on a lead please as we have cats and chickens too)and explore our gardens and walking tracks.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing