We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ponsonby on Ohope Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Quay Cafe & Restaurant

The Quay Cafe & Restaurant
22 Pohutukawa Avenue | Ohope, Whakatane, New Zealand
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #19 of 37 Restaurants in Whakatane
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Auckland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Ponsonby on Ohope Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Yep, if you go there for coffee, you pay Auckland prices. Service is local, so you don't get the Auckland service (or the service one should be getting in Auckland). On the other hand the location is good and the food is prepared and has a taste like in a first class restaurant. One does not have to go for the expensive dishes, the calamari salad is very good and reasonably priced (<18NZ$?). The cakes are not to rave about.
It's a bit of a mission to order when there are a lot of people as one has to order at the counter. Looks like its the place "to be seen at in Ohope". Overall the best I could find. ToiToi was closed for lunch so I cannot compare.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    13
    12
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Whakatane, New Zealand
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Overpriced and average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Food and coffee are ok, but overpriced. Service has varied between average and poor on the several times I have been here. Very pedantic about the change over from breakfast to lunch menu, one morning we were around 3 mins after the time on the menu and were told breakfast was finished and not available. Nice garden area though with nice outlook to the beach.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Opotiki, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Eye watering price for coffee.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Very expnsive coffee. Where do they think they are? Queen St. Auckland? Time to get real people, there's competition out there

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Quay Cafe & Restaurant also viewed

Ohope, Bay of Plenty Region
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty Region
 
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty Region
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty Region
 

Been to The Quay Cafe & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Quay Cafe & Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.