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Cooks Cafe ltd

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1134 Purangi Road | Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5855
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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607 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a little lunch, and having crossed by ferry, remembered that we had been here before, on a previous visit from the UK. Friendly staff, prompt service, sandwiches freshly made, toasted ones for the children, except those who had satisfying meat pies! Interesting decor. Would come again.

Thank Barrie L
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Best café to stop at before getting on or off the ferry to Whitianga. Friendly service, great home-made muffins and scones with your coffee.

Thank hirst69
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

After the very short trip(less than 5 minutes) in the ferry from Whitianga we walked up through the cemetery to have lunch at this café with art and craft items for sale. The food was tasty and nicely presented.

Thank Lyn L
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202 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

Great place ... views and coffee!! Very pleasant place .... spacious and airy :) Cakes were good too !!

Thank TambonzRobertson
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

The breakfast menu tells you exactly what you're going to get, no disappointments with the number of eggs or sausages. That sums the place up to me, honest, straightforward. Probably a lovely place on a sunny day, we were just happy it was a dry, welcoming place on a wet one.

Thank Wombler16
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

Visited Sept'14. After packing up our holiday chalet for 'home', and being confessed coffee addicts/connoisseurs, friends brought me here for my first ever cronut. Yum!! In fact there was a good selection of treats for elevensies or afternoon tea. This café has a lovely setting by the play park and waterside. We sat outside to enjoy the early spring sunshine... More 

Thank Tammy B
Huntington Beach, California
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

The food was good enough for a cafe. You can reach this cafe without a long drive by taking the ferry directly from Whitianga and walking a short distance to the cafe. There are also some lovely beaches nearby that are fun to explore.

Thank pistachioann
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Have been before and had great soup as I had again today Real homemade soup made the old fashioned way But the coffee....staff . needs urgent training Wrong cup for a long black so just a waterey mess a large cappuccino cup was used No crema on the top of the coffee Not hot and didn't finish my cup just... More 

Thank John T
Whitianga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2015

Excellent vegie burgers and salad, great gardens to sit in. Nice and close to the ferry and beaches, good for a quiet catch up, great gift shop, good staff (especially Luke Thomson).

Thank 55adele133
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 635 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015

Known as: Cook's Café. Cook's Landing Café. Ferry Landing Café. It can be quite confusing locating this place on Tripadvisor or wondering if you have come to the right place. When we visited it had a sign outside saying Cook's Café. The café is a short distance up Purangi Road from the ferry jetty. The area is known as Ferry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1134 Purangi Road | Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 5855

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?