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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, 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
Good Coffee

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
teddybear2009
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Napier, New Zealand
via mobile
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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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 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We popped in here as we arrived earlier than expected at the holiday park down the road. We weren't disappointed as both the food and setting were extremely good. So good we popped back in the following morning for coffee and cake before we left hot water beach. The biggest and nicest carrot cake we had during our tour.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

My overall experience of the Coromandel was of a spectacular natural area with reams of beautiful views, fascinating wildlife and amazing vegetation. Unfortunately my short trip was sightly marred by the seeming lack of good cafes or bars in the vicinity of the must-see attractions. Maybe I just didn't find them. But it made me determined to make mention of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We came across this Cafe on our way to Hotwater Beach very friendly staff. They sell art, which I bought, and make lovely muffins.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was a great place to grab lunch after being on the beach. They had tasty, sophisticated food. The servers were nice and the food came relatively quickly. We really enjoyed the setting with both indoor and outdoor seating options. We chose to sit outside on one of several patios.

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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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