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Hot Waves Cafe

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8 Pye Pl, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: +64-7-866 3887

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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
Great food by the beach

Mary the host is great and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Good food and great to warm up in winter by the fire if you've been down to the hot springs on the beach

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Mary the host is great and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Good food and great to warm up in winter by the fire if you've been down to the hot springs on the beach

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sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food was first class. I had eggs, my wife had pancakes - both very happy. Great coffee too. Try and get an outside table.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

After trailing round to find a café as we was past dinner time (technically) we stopped in the Have Waves Café and got a chicken burger that was just amazing, it tasted so good!... The coffee and deserts were incredible too! This is the place to eat after being on Hot Water beach for sure!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Best Coffee in the coromandel area, a nice cosy indoor fire and just minutes from the beach the staff were very friendly

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I were staying in Hahei for the weekend. On Saturday morning we tried to find a breakfast place in Hahei but all of them were closed! We ended up driving to Hot Water Beach and luckily Hot Water Cafe was open. It seems like lots of businesses close over winter so that's something to keep in mind.... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great spot for a delicious breakfast. Not so cheap but the food is very nice. Also a cool selection of artwork to browse. Nice in winter as there is an open fire which is very welcoming.

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Kobe, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had a wonderful eggs benedict with salmon, the cappuccino was perfect. I am kind of boring in the fact if I eat out for breakfast I will always get the Egg's Bennie...having travelled constantly for the past 10months I have literally eaten it all over the world. Hand on heart I can say that the food here is international quality.... More 

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Pye Pl, Whitianga 3591, 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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