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Hot Waves Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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8 Pye Place | Hot Water Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Fri 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Thu 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here in winter for breakfast and when I arrived there was only one other couple there eating. Ordered a delicious porridge (please give me the recipe!) Tried going to dinner but they closed earlier than what was posted online. I guess winter hours are different and New Zealanders dine earlier. But the place itself is very cozy and the... More 

Thank MMaribel
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located close to Hot water beach, this cafe had great alfresco dining. With delectable food like the beef burger, flavoursome with the pattie cooked to perfection. Accompanied by some craft cider. Was a great was to enjoy the afternoon after a walk to cathedral cove. The service was also friendly and prompt.

Thank Catherine B
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden pearl.. Good cafe, nice interior and good foods. Much better place than we were expecting. Worth visiting before or after "hot hole"

Thank Priit R
Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Hot Waves during a torrential downpour so it was lovely to be able to sink into the lounge chairs with hot chocolates and some very excellent burgers for lunch. There is beautiful art on the walls and in the next room. The food was great and although on the pricey side, we felt it was of good... More 

Thank nicnac8668
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Service and Great Food. Friendly people all around. Thanks for a great time, will recommend anytime!

Thank Johan S
Mt Eliza, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Had morning tea once & breakfast here twice over 3 days. Awesome foods & sensational coffee. Warm & cozy on a cold winter morning. Friendly staff.

Thank MaxwellSmartAgent86
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We arrived at Hot Water Beach at about 10am on Saturday morning. The sun was shining but the air was bitingly cold. We decided to go have breakfast to warm up, except that the only restaurant right on the beach, Hotties, was closed - which is quite odd for a weekend as the beach was quite busy already. We decided... More 

Thank Thirtygirl
Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went down to the Hot Water beach and stopped in for breakfast on the way back and were very impressed with everything. Great mocha, superb mushrooms and all the staff were very friendly and nice. We've already planned to go back there for breakfast tomorrow as it was so good.

Thank ffBri
Auckland, New Zealand
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Had the eggs Benny when we visited here. Was very enjoyable and in a great location. Friends family raves about this place for brekkie

1 Thank sammyk_NZ
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

My wife & I have been going to Hot Waves for many years and have always enjoyed it. But not this time ... We drove around 35Km from Tairua specially to have lunch there. The service was rather offhand, and not especially friendly. We ordered at the counter and sat at a table in the pleasant garden area. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Pye Place | Hot Water Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
+64-7-866 3887

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