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“Take a break on Highway 2” 4 of 5 stars
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Cafe On 2
2568 State Highway 2, Maramarua, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Maramarua
Cuisines: Moroccan, Australian, British
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“Take a break on Highway 2”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We were driving north out of Waihi, when we came upon this nice cafe in the middle of nowhere. The outside was acceptable, but nothing to write home to Mother about, but it was really nicely done on the inside. There, they provided sandwiches and other savories, as well as espressos, sodas and shakes. The shop even provided free wifi, which allowed us to set up a motel reservation. There are ten inside tables, and at least three out on the back porch.

For those of you traveling with pet dogs, there is a nice "puppy park" alongside the cafe.

There is new owner, within the last several months, and looking at what she had accomplished, it looks like she will be there a long while.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Family friendly + parking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a site near Maramarua on State Highway 2 about an hour south of Auckland City. It is rather unpreposessing from the outside, and this cointinues when you enter.
WE last visited about 6 months ago, and were happy with the experience, but certainly not overwhelmed.
Here is a good roadside cafe. One thing going for it is the excellent amount of parking right out front. It is also animal friendly, a plus in this day of dog banning.

Visited August 2012
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