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Zest &The Waffle Room

73 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 7164
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Called into Zest for a coffee and chose the last piece of caramel slice from the cabinet. When brought to table it was half the size. Was unhappy about this but was told I had been given the usual portion size. Replied I did not...More

Thank GaryStratton
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the 1/2 Kiwi breakfast for lunch and can highly recommend the creamy mushrooms - good sized servings and perfect after a busy morning walking around Kerikeri.

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 7 March 2018

It was a wet afternoon in Kerikeri and we were hungry. We eventually discovered the Zest Cafe but were told the kitchen had closed for the day so only cakes and drinks and the like. However, we then realized that a small passageway connected us...More

Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Our first morning stop in Kerikeri and a good choice, great buzz, good pastry, hot flat white. Loved the outdoor are as we watched the town come to life.

Thank E9488ZIjohnp
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I was attracted by the waffle when I walked by the shop. I ordered the chicken waffle which was not bad but I would like to have a sweet one next time. My daughter ordered the Rhubarb and Custard which was so yummy. The coffee...More

Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Cafe combined with a "Waffle Bar"... The usual café food (Eggs Benedict etc...) with the interesting addition of a Waffle counter producing these crunchy lovelies with a variety of tasty topping.! Well worth a visit.

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I had brekkie here and it was lovely. Well cooked, well presented and fresh. Great location and great seating. Loved the English breakfast tea too.

Thank triedthat2
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We popped in here a couple of times because we needed wifi. The coffee and food we had there was good, and the place had a nice atmosphere.

Thank MattyboyLeiden
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Popped in for breakfast and was surprised to be charged extra for choosing scrambled eggs instead of poached or fried! Never known any establishment to do this before. Breakfast took ages to arrive and was very average. Not many smiles. Doubt I will return as...More

Thank hemikiwi
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Just wanted a coffee and a very light and quick breakfast. Coffee was average. Croissant with jam got delivered to table without butter or jam which I found bizarre. It was okay. Cooked meal menu looked fairly standard.

Thank Ed R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 7164
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