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Hot Waves Cafe

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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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Enjoy the beach and this cafe

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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perth
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Miami, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The cafe is located about 100 metres from the beach. The area is remote and there is not much to choose from except this cafe however the food was extremely good I took a savoury muffin and a caramel slice, my kids took nachos and my wife took a bagel. The service is a bit amateurish but friendly. Beautiful outside... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This cafe pleased six of us who all ordered different things and paid at the counter. I had a Caesar salad, one of my favourites and often a test, and it was very good indeed. The garden setting is delightful and so was the service. Well done!

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south yorkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We called in on a very wet day. Tables dirty, cutlery dirty and didn't like the fact that a cat was walking through the restaurant area. Food not up to much and expensive.

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Taihape, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is the pick of places to go in Hot Water beach unless you want fabulous fish'n'chips at the camp ground. Lovely people and really excellent food.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a fabulous lunch here!! Staff are very friendly and helpful, food is just yummy and general atmosphere of the place so cosy, especially when it's chucking it down with rain outside. Would highly recommend the vegetarian cannelloni, we were only gutted we couldn't make it there for breakfast the next day as well!

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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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