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.

The Front Room

) #2 of 16 Restaurants in Waikanae $$ - $$$ Cafe, , European
42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-905 4142
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
2 weeks ago
“Casual outdoor dinjng”
Apr 25, 2017
Open Now
8:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
Write a Review
Reviews (165)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the decor of this place . Has an inside and courtyard area, both lovely. Great coffee and food! Loved our visit

Thank Ahuahurd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy place to eat and relax outside in the garden. Chicken burger not quite right for the kids but adults would enjoy the relish.

Thank Jevan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Look. The food is interesting and delicious. The atmosphere beach-funky. But the highlight for us was the excellent service the waiter we had gave. That can be quite hard to find so we appreciate it when it happens. He was busy but managed to be...More

Thank helan1
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We had a wonderful brunch here. Great service and atmosphere was perfect sitting in the garden. Nothing was too much trouble for the waitress when we moved because of the sun in our eyes. Great bar outside.

Thank steadieNZ
Reviewed May 16, 2017

the food was superb and the service excellent. we called by without a reservation but they gave us an hour prior to a booking.

Thank dianne_boss
Reviewed April 25, 2017

We met friends for a Friday evening catch up and were escorted to the rear garden area where our friends were enjoying a pre-dinner drink. The staff were very accomodating and their service was excellent and pleasingly unobtrusive. We all enjoyed the food which was...More

Thank Jon A
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Had a great brunch with friends. Lovely local produce, friendly staff and a lovely garden courtyard at the back. Nice spot for dining.

Thank VickyT_TheTraveller
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Very nice dinner. Great clam dish. Can't recall what my wife and daughter had, but all very good indeed. Good service too. Also went here for coffees and breakfast; also good.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Like the front room for the dog friendly back garden. That said the coffee yesterday was undrinkable, we left it behind, and went next door. The food is great but will be checking whether the tall bald guy is making coffee before we go back.

Thank Dave_in_WGTN
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Called in here again with my Brother from out of town. Although a damp day, we enjoyed the normally good coffee inside with a cake, and read the free newspaper. This is a good café, especially on a sunny day, sitting out the back in...More

Thank Shortcat
Nearby Restaurants
Waimea Restaurant
295 reviews
.30 miles away
Olde Beach Bakery
65 reviews
.29 miles away
Long Beach
151 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Nga Manu Nature Reserve
107 reviews
1.94 miles away
Southward Car Museum
328 reviews
2.22 miles away
Shoreline Cinema
33 reviews
2.35 miles away
Kapiti Island Nature Tours
276 reviews
3.55 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open on Mondays?
December 1, 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Shortcat | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they are open from 9am, and only closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays in winter. You can call them on 04 905 4142 to verify. Hope that helped? 😁
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Waikanae
  • Phone Number: +64 4-905 4142
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing