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Hot Waves Cafe

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Pacific Rim
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8 Pye Pl, Whitianga, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: +64-7-866 3887

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant lunchtime spot

Had a nice meal of smoked chicken pasta after visiting Hot Water Beach. Good selection of savoury and sweet items as well as light snacks. Pleasant seating area at rear of premises with lovely garden ambiance. Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
GeoffAnnabel
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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245 reviews 245 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had a nice meal of smoked chicken pasta after visiting Hot Water Beach. Good selection of savoury and sweet items as well as light snacks. Pleasant seating area at rear of premises with lovely garden ambiance. Recommended.

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Halle (Saale), Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

and very friendly Service. Good value for Money and something for every taste. We also liked the at shown there.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a tasty breakfast in a beautiful setting at the Hot Waves Cafe. The breakfast burrito was wonderful, very good! My flat white was very good, better than some of the coffees I get in Auckland. We also enjoyed hanging out with Chai, the restaurant cat.

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Wellington NZ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This place was a big disappointment. The minute you walk into a place and spot uncleared dirty tables and flys thick in the air, you know you have made the woring decision! The food was bland- little filling in the pie I had. I wanted to try some of the wines on offer but got a rude response when I... More 

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Pauanui, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Must have been a bad day for them, we have been there on numerous ocasions but this time oh dear, the meal was not at all up to there best, the toasted bagel arrived with 2 small wizened up baco , hard cream cheese not at all tasty, my smoked chicken fetticine was tasteless, not even salt and peper could... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Only two cafe's here as far as I know but went here twice in a 3 night stay. Good Coffee. Nice lunch and good service. What's not to like

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Auckland, New Zealand
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71 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This little place is easy to miss- it is hidden up a path with a carpark infront. The cafe is in a lovely shady garden setting with a cute wee outdoor play area for the little munchkins- our 6 year old enjoyed it. The service was fine- nothing exceptional- but well timed and pleasant. The food, although normal cafe fare,... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food here is great, I loved the fact they had free range eggs! Very nice atmosphere too, quite cozy and the outdoor seating is lovely. The only thing that could improve is the service but for the rest it's friendly, clean and has great food.

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Viola, ID
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in at Hot Waves after our time on Hot Water Beach. It was the perfect wrap up to a fun morning. Good coffee, excellent NZ breakfasts, all served in a lovely courtyard garden. A don't miss part of the Hot Water Beach experience

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perth
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Conclude your visit to Hot Water Beach with a cuppa or a bite to eat at Hot Waves Cafe. Nice ambience, good coffee and an array of yummy food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Pye Pl, Whitianga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

Description

+64-7-866 3887

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