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Woodturners Cafe

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Mangarata | Ngatea, Thames 3815 SH2, New Zealand
+64 7-867 3266
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful little place !!! The breakfast was divine. They sell lots of nic nac's too. I found the best macadamia brittle i have ever tasted here. The cabinet food also looked really delicious. The service was really great too !

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Thank KScheepers
Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee was very good. I had Scrambled eggs on a bagel $12.50. It had two slices of tomato. The eggs were quite sloppy and I suspect had quite a bit of milk added. Not the best I have had. However other food looked good. Staff lovely - a good place to stop for a break.

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Thank alisontoia
Auckland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Tauranga and had to stop for a coffee. The place was quite busy already. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, the food is fresh,clean,very affordable and the coffee is great! We deside to have pancakes with berries...yum yum yum!!!!!! We are looking forward to come back in our next trip!!!!!

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Thank Adriana V
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been stopping at the Woodturners Café for the past 10 years and watched it grow and develop. We absolutely love it, the food is always excellent the staff are lovely and we love the country feel, the quirkiness of it and the great little craft buys you can make. We always make a detour off the main road if... More 

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Thank Fiona S
Auckland, New Zealand
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134 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is a great place to stop. Lots of parking, indoor and outdoor seating and quiet. The coffee was good and the food selection was unbelievable considering the location. All our group enjoyed their meal.You might have to wait a bit longer than a city cafe for your meal, but its worth the wait.

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Thank kiwitripper64
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

We have been coming to this cafe for 20 years. Over this time, the owners have renovated and added on to the original cafe. Coffee great. Toasted sandwiches great and other food, really good.

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Thank Fiona M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Stopped here by chance on the way to Tauranga , what a good decision. A most interesting Café, two pigs in the car park, a place to park your bike and a dog walking area and yard. Lots of room in here with many interesting things to look at and read. Also a good range of unique kitchen goods and... More 

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Thank Robert L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We have just discovered this cafe and now recognise it as the perfect food and rest spot coming from Auckland and returning after our holiday. It's THE BEST!

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Thank Meredith C
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

What a treasure chest this place is! As well as a café, there is a store with unique kitchen goods and preserves, and take a look at the cuckoo clocks! Great food, and a huge covered deck where you can sit out of the weather.

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Thank JenniSu64
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

There has been alot of time and effort put into this cafe, every where you look there is interest. Great selection of food, good service, food was good not great, but then the grumpy man owner appears and it all flies out the window. Puts us off returning.

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Thank Lynette A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mangarata | Ngatea, Thames 3815 SH2, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-867 3266

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