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Hot Waves Cafe

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

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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We went to this cafe because most of the places in Hahei were closed! Fantastic service and delicious food. Beautiful space with an open fire and nature courtyard. With some kiwiana crafts for sale. I can't wait to go again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went to this cafe because most of the places in Hahei were closed! Fantastic service and delicious food. Beautiful space with an open fire and nature courtyard. With some kiwiana crafts for sale. I can't wait to go again!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very pleasant staff accommodating to rather picky eaters. The cafe is very conveniently located to the hot water beach. The food is fine (the omelet is absolutely massive) although nothing really special. The prices are what you would expect from such a perfectly situated cafe.

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launceston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

went on a friday night ,it was packed. warm welcome from hosts, and live music....great atmosphere..and a Hegehog!

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Byron Bay, Australia
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85 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is cute. We ordered the breakfast burrito and the chorizo omelette. The food was wonderful and the coffee was great. Our table next to the fire was very cosy and I like the artwork by local artists that's dotted around the cafe. The lady who served us was nice but she kept disappearing and often left the till... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Fabulous coffee, cosy fireplace. Great for families. With comfy chairs and an informal vibe it felt a little bit like home. *no spark mobile coverage around here* (not their fault of course, but FYI)

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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 8 Pye Pl, Whitianga, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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

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  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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+64-7-866 3887

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?