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Hot Waves Cafe

8 Pye Pl, Whitianga, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 34 Restaurants in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: +64-7-866 3887
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: +64-7-866 3887
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English first
New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A group of 10 of us turned up for a late lunch venturing over from Cooks Beach, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We all had trouble choosing between a few delicious sounding dishes we spied on the menu, all ordering very different meals. Good hot coffee was swiftly served and our meals were delivered with a smile about half... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

great spot for daytime dining good cabinet food good coffee great garden setting sometimes they have some local entertainment food all appears to be made on site \ good friendly staff WERLL WORTH A VISIT

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Pennsylvania
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424 reviews 424 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We drove out to Hot Water Beach and it was around lunchtime and there were not too many places to eat so we were happy to see this place was open. A lovely setting with seats inside and out. Food was delicious as was the atmosphere and staff. A great find!

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

LOVED this little bistro in the bush! Order a Flat white (not quite as milky as a latte') and a salmon bennie in the garden. Modern decor, garden patio, incredible ambience.

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Porirua, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

So you've spent a couple of hours digging your hole and wallowing in the hot water on the beach and now you're hungry! Don't stop at the first cafe that you come to...head around the corner, just a couple of minutes away to Hot Waves Cafe and you won't be disappointed! Hot Wave Cafe has a superb menu with plenty... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

SOOOOO slow service, not worth the wait, just average. Coffee was weak & milky, bacon flabby & fatty( despite request for well done). Eggs benny was ok but a bit cold, nothing served together, not really worth the de-tour, even though we were relaxed & on holiday the wait was un-acceptable, especially when food was expensive & below average.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

nice garden, food was okay but nothing exceptional. Went for breakfast and struggled to find something I was keen on. Kids had pancaked but berries seemed more frozen than fresh. interesting art to look at.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Fabulous cafe/gallery at Hot Water Beach. Great coffee, meals and cakes in a wonderful environment. Beautiful garden setting and always a pleasure to revisit.

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Sheffield
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We visited this cafe for breakfast each morning when we stayed at Hot Water Beach Top 10. The food was excellent quality and there was a good choice. The service was friendly and prompt. We enjoyed sitting in the beautiful garden which is full of native trees and plants.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a pleasant place for a snack or a light lunch and is an ideal spot to stop after a walk on the nearby beach. Parking outside is convenient. On a warm day the garden's shady tables under the trees or large umbrellas make it an ideal spot to relax and enjoy a cool drink or a tasty plate.... More

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