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The Chai Tea House - CLOSED

24 Wharf Road, Coromandel 3518, New Zealand
+64 7-866 8519
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“chai” (11 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Wharf Road, Coromandel 3518, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

It might be vegetarian but the tastes are mainstream. Delicious and different things on the menu like eggs with rosemary potatoes. The baked cheesecake was fantastic but it all looked so good. The coffee was good but a little weak for my taste. Lovely friendly...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Hit a drizzly kind of day so we toured around the town stopping at the Chai Tea house to get a cup of hot chai and pleasantly enough they also had cheesecake. The setting is very artsy and chill. Service was good and the cake...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxed setting with good service. I was so hoping the chai would be as you enjoy it in India...bit disappointed but still a nice cafe to relax in and enjoy a break.

Thank Shane D
Reviewed June 24, 2016

I love this place for its decor and overall atmosphere. I was here while a group of people were sitting around singing a cappella together, and it was epic. But I have to say my food wasn't fantastic, and my coffee was burnt. Sorry!

Thank dmt182016
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place to eat. The food was very nice and they do a great coffee. We ate here twice but unfortunately, on both occasions, the experience was impacted by the girl who served us. She was fairly young and had a rude...More

Thank CarlRex
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

If the girl that served us was any more laid back she would have been asleep !!! That being said the food was nice and the chai lattes were some of the best we have ever had a hint of ginger was a nice touch.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed April 24, 2016

THE best flat white we had while visiting the Coromandel, smooth and creamy without a hint of bitterness. My gluten intolerant friend had the best muffin ever, a sensible size, fabulous flavour and straight out of the oven. My Anzac biscuit was crisp and half...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Cute place but I did not like it one bit. The chai tea Latte was too spicy and the ginger bar was stale. The cashier was obviously in a bad mood. A waste of 9 dollars

Thank LHK70
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Stopped in Coromandel on the way back to Auckland in need of a coffee. Walked the length of town (does not take long) and came back to here as it looked interesting and was close to the car. Nice coffee, nice food, indoor, outdoor seating,...More

Thank Kiwitraveling
Reviewed April 15, 2016

Relaxed and a bit quaint, in a lovely, small town. Having a cuppa here was a very pleasant experience. Friendly, helpful staff. Worth a visit.

Thank Xraydiant
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Restaurant Details

Good for
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Wharf Road, Coromandel 3518, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Coromandel
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 8519
  • E-mail
The Chai Tea House is one of the best kept secrets in the heart of Coromandel town - a warm and friendly licensed vegetarian cafe with a magical ambience that may just keep you there enjoying the fine coffee or teas and delicious home made meals and cakes for much longer than you originally intended.
You will also find fresh pressed juices, fresh fruit smoothies, organic chai lattes or you could be wild and try the famous home-brewed Kombucha Health Tonic.
The Chai Tea House has home-baked organic bread, organic loose-leaf teas and great Kokako organic coffee.
Enjoy our freshly baked gourmet cakes and scones, falafel wraps, paninis and a great range of toasted sandwiches, tasty quiches and salads.
For keeping in contact we do have great unlimited free Wi-Fi.
Allow yourself enough time to check out the collection of Kevin Richard's stunning photographs showcasing Coromandel's unique beauty or drop in for one of our live concerts.
Discover the peace of our back garden courtyard with a sand box for the children or sink into one of our comfy chairs out on the street.
Get ready for a treat.
We look forward to welcoming you!
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