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Waiomu Beach Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
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622 Thames Coast Road, Thames, New Zealand
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Thames, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've stopped by a number of times in summer weather for an ice cream or coffee as passing by coming along the coast from Coromandel. The icecreams are lovely, the staff are friendly and helpful. There is a pleasant place to sit outside while enjoying your treat.

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Thank Kiwi_Zoeee
Thames, New Zealand
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a popular place to stop after the winding trip from Coromandel, so is usually busy. The staff are very pleasant, but the service is always very slow. Coffee is good and is accompanied by a chocolate fish. The counter food is good, but is not always covered, which is a bit of a worry with so many people... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A late lunch for three, a girls treat out. Our group enjoyed a child pizza (very generous with topping), a chicken and mushroom pie( tasty) and a bowl of good soul warming mussel chowder ( would have loved a sprinkle of parsley and a wedge of lemon on the side then it would have been a 10/10). Coffee was very... More 

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Schwabisch Hall, Germany
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family have been visiting this place since it first opened and was just an ice cream shop (many moons ago). Since returning to the Coromandel after living overseas I was very surprised at what this humble country store had become. The place has expanded greatly to offer a variety of rooms and seating options , we love the quirky,... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family (6 year old and 2 year old) stopped here for dinner our first night in New Zealand, but ended up walking away and eating elsewhere after being disappointed in the very limited menu, being second guessed by the staff about what our children would and wouldn't eat, and after discovering there was no flexibility in pizza topings.

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Thank trishawittkopp
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Have been to this quirky beach cafe before. Great coffee and very different, tasty foods. Great setting with the beach across the road.

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Beautifully unusual combinations of ingredients & flavours ... fresh, cooked to order, friendly yet relaxed service style. You wouldn't want to visit if you're in a hurry!! "It's just outside Thames" said our son ... that's kiwi parlance for at least 20 minutes after you leave the town, so don't give up hope ... persevere along the snaking road &... More 

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Thank Jan S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Have been in the thames area for 2 weeks and this is the best place by far to get excellent food and coffee. Great staff and service and the very delicious food is made on site not shipped in from your usual cafe suppliers.

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Thank Maureen C
Coromandel, New Zealand
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We live up the coast so have stopped here many times before. Sometimes it is just to pick up a coffee and be on our way, but sometimes for lunch on our way home. We haven't been for a while as we have been overseas, but I was pleased to see that at last they have the food covered. However... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Nice place to stop for a coffee, a walk on the beach and to enjoy the views across the Firth of Thames. A good selection of light meals, pastries, ice creams and drinks. The pizzas are particularly good although a tad expensive as they are not very big. Indoor and outdoor seating available and the staff are friendly and efficient.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Thames Coast Road, Thames, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?