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101 Winifred Avenue, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
+64 7-865 6400
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07:30 - 14:00
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Wed - Mon 07:30 - 14:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extended family visit over the long weekend & all breakfast options ordered were enjoyed. Nice outdoor setting with plenty of shade.

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Thank G00nerNZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mussel fritters to die for, poached eggs were divine with added avo smash on rye & sour dough. Must go!

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Thank Wendy K
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were a little discombobulated on the morning we went for breakfast, not coping well with the Christmas NewYear influx of tourists. The coffee was good but the bacon and eggs needed more attention. Not recommended!

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Thank Eric S
Waikato
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Pass Vibes by unless you like greasy fry ups and bad coffee and go to this cafe tucked behind it. Fantastic coffee and yummy food. Great courtyard too.

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2 Thank Kylough19
Whangamata, New Zealand
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Best ambience, service, coffee & not-bad food. The cafe of choice for most locals. Usually quite busy.

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1 Thank SMILYEXPLORER
Adelaide, Australia
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Popped in for a drink and a snack and it was very nice and the service was good. Prices on wine quite expensive with a 375ml of Chardonnay priced at $22! This was the only chardonnay option. Beer was good though and while I didn't have one the burgers looked great.

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Thank Zoe G
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here several times during our holiday. Nice cosy place, lovely staff and management, quick service and quality food. Hubby worked his way through the menu and was equally impressed each time. Highly recommended!!

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Thank AngeWilliam
Whangamata, New Zealand
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend. We just stopped in for coffee and cake. All were beautiful. Were invited to walk through cafe to court yard with two push chairs, a dog!! and three adults. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly.

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Thank Marie-Louise N
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Yum burgers and corn fritters. Good location. We have been before and always good food. Will go again.

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Thank mrdebur
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I love my eggs Benny and am very fussy. This is one of the best if not the best I have had. I complimented them on the day . I will go back next time I visit whangamata.

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Thank pure e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
Cuisine
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
Monday
07:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:00
Thursday
07:30 - 14:00
Friday
07:30 - 14:00
Saturday
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Winifred Avenue, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whangamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-865 6400

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