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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
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Lovely Cafe

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
ZooGirl101
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 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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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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