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Waikino Station Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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33 Cadman Street | State H/Way 2 Waikino, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8640
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Ngatea, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service & food in beautiful old railway station. Took 18 people for morning tea, beautiful food & coffee.

Thank KO274
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped en route to Tauranga on a very rainy day, and I'd happily stopped again for lunch or a snack. We enjoyed pies, toasted sandwiches, and the highly recommended jam tart served with cream. The coffee was good, and the service pleasant. There were interesting photos on display about the history of the area.

Thank KKG007
Baglan, S Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I called in for a coffee and cake whilst on the rail trail cycle path. Lovely old building and food was great. I had a fruit cake which was great. Staff friendly and very pleasant surroundings.

Thank 3069jones
Paeroa, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

An intersting place for the history. Try the passionfuit kisses or raspberry tart. Lots of photos and memorablia from the gold mining era. If you are visiting the gold fields or cycling the trail this is great.

Thank Kiwitraveller550
New Zealand
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

A fantastic place to stop, either on the way somewhere or as a destination. Light lunch and drinks were served quickly and efficiently. A range of tables inside or outside and a lot of historical information on the walls inside. We drove an hour from Tauranga, explored the Karangahake gorge with our Danish, ate at Waikino Station Cafe then drove... More 

Thank Solda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

There aren't many of these types of cafes in NZ, so I highly recommend a stop off. A harem of ladies producing a smorgasbord of top notch home baking set in the historic restored Waikino Station. It made for a great stop off on the Goldfields Railway.

Thank JimandKTB
Taupo, New Zealand
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were on the Rail Trail and stopped here. There was a warm welcome, friendly staff and great food. The food was fresh and the raspberry tart in particular melted in your mouth. The place did well considering how busy it was.

1 Thank Kiwisaupo
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This cool railway station in the Karangahake Gorge has a captive audience so I expected more than a few pies and ice cream to be honest. The platform is really pretty with hanging flower baskets and cute old suitcases so a more full cafe menu - Devonshire teas etc would go down a treat! Service was pretty disinterested also.

1 Thank Jo L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Visited twice while travelling the Hauraki Rail Trail and very happy both times. Coffee was good and lunch was even better (especially the Biker Burger)

1 Thank Steve K
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We rode from Waihi to the gorge, stopping here both ways for refreshments. Not the friendliest service but a nice place to sit and a good selection of food for hungry and thirsty cyclists.

Thank patv707

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Cadman Street | State H/Way 2 Waikino, Waihi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 8640

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