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19 Captain Cook Road, Cooks Beach, R D 1, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
07 867 1015
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A lovely place.

Known as: Cook's Café. Cook's Landing Café. Ferry Landing Café. It can be quite confusing locating this place on Tripadvisor or wondering if you have come to the right place. When we visited it had a sign outside saying Cook's Café. The café is a short distance up Purangi Road from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Norfolk
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Norfolk
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146 reviews 146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Known as: Cook's Café. Cook's Landing Café. Ferry Landing Café. It can be quite confusing locating this place on Tripadvisor or wondering if you have come to the right place. When we visited it had a sign outside saying Cook's Café. The café is a short distance up Purangi Road from the ferry jetty. The area is known as Ferry... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Short coffee fix, whilst 18 year old son tried the Cronut. Coffee is great and my son said the Cronut was DELICIOUS!

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Nethy Bridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Sat outside for terrific cooked breakfast. Returned later in the day for lunch, and would have been back at 5pm to try one of their Cronut's (cros betwen croissant and donut) however they shut late afternoon,

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Basic but good food, would definitely recommend the BLT was the best I've ever had, Coffee was also really nice (and hot) - The staff were really friendly and were an asset to the cafe and situated just across from the wharf so had a nice outlook. Lots of seating outside and in the shade, outdoor furniture was comfortable and... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Can recommend the whitebait fritters! Very good service and lovely food. Lovely shady outdoor area - a real haven in the heat.

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Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Basic but good food, friendly staff & nice courtyard...pleasantly surprised! Child friendly & a nice stroll from Cooks Beach.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ordered the landing special (big breakfast) Overall was pretty good eggs were cooked well but only one piece of toast came with the meal and it was a little soggy. Also it came with some mashed potato which was rather bland and there was no tomato sauce or anything to liven it up.

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had a nice afternoon tea here after a visit to the nearby museum. Cronuts were a big hit and the view of the harbour is a bonus.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Landing looked great spot to enjoy the view with a coffee & a bite to eat so my wife & I called in on a Saturday morning. Ended up disappointed really. I ordered a short black & was delivered a long black. That's not too big of an issue but they still should have got right first off. The... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you want to pay extortionate prices for pretentious food, you won't find that here but instead you will find friendly staff, courteous service and amazing food. Great value for money all round. Fantastic real fruit smoothies, yummy coffee and the burgers were to write home about....real decent old fashioned homemade patties. (None of that bought in frozen garbage.) Thanks... More 

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  • Address: 19 Captain Cook Road, Cooks Beach, R D 1, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: 07 867 1015

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