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Hot Waves Cafe

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8 Pye Pl | Hot Water Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: +64-7-866 3887

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  • 82
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 0
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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 beachside restaurant

Hot water beach is a must if you are visiting the Coromandel Peninsula and this cafe is a super place to eat. It has an extensive menu for such a location and a good range of wine and local beers. I had the Asian chicken salad which was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve1249
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hot water beach is a must if you are visiting the Coromandel Peninsula and this cafe is a super place to eat. It has an extensive menu for such a location and a good range of wine and local beers. I had the Asian chicken salad which was excellent.

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Thank Steve1249
Tairua, New Zealand
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and it was yummy There was a great selection and the service was quick. The cafe is very clean and the surrounding garden is a nice setting

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Thank BettyOudney
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hot Water Beach gets frenetic in summer, especially at low tide when thousands of visitors are keen to get third-degree burns from the the relentless kiwi sun and the hot water bubbling through the sand. A short stroll from the action is Hot Waves Cafe, where you can enjoy brunch in the shaded garden. The food is excellent, whether you... More 

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Thank SchalkNZ
New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place and the iced chocolate and carrot cake was excellent apparently.I'd happily return here even just to sit outside in the beautiful courtyard.

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Thank PJWNZ
Dunedin, New Zealand
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely peaceful, well managed, cafe. A Good selection of food and nice coffee. The staff are cheerful and good humoured. There is a hidden dell of a play area out the back for younger kids, away from where grown ups might not want to hear their squeals. The art work around the grounds compliments the garden setting.

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Thank athrawesSwansea
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for morning coffee and was tempted by the fresh baking. We ordered one lemon & poppyseed muffin and one savoury muffin, requesting plenty of butter with the latter. Sat under an umbrella at a garden table for the short wait and were not disappointed. Very good, hot coffee and delicious muffins of generous proportions. Highly recommended.

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Thank SandLexia
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our trip during new zealand we went to this great little beach cafe for several times. We were still jet lagged from our flight so we rocked uo just before opening time and it was no problem to facilitate before the official opening time. I had a eggs benedict with smoked for breakfast and my girlfriend had a breakfast... More 

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Thank Niels V
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly staff! They helped me with my travels. Also the venue was very well set up and relaxing and good food and coffee. What more can one ask?

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Thank Clemens N
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We only stumbled upon this place as we read somewhere that you could hire spades for the Hot Water beach ($20 deposit, $5 per spade). The garden setting is secluded, lush and very lovely, as is the inside of the cafe. Nachos and kumara slice were quite lovely. First cappuccino was almost perfect, second almost undrinkable .... Not sure what... More 

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Thank Aliyore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Acceptable service, lady mixed up my order but was resolved in the end. Nice location which was right by the beach. Tasty food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Pye Pl | Hot Water Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

+64-7-866 3887

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?