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Licorice Cafe

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57 State Highway 1, Motuoapa 3382, New Zealand
+64 7-386 5551
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing amazing food was to die for! Coffees were amazing I would recommend stopping in here for a quick bite of food! The staff were amazing friendly and helpful ! It was clean tidy and the atmosphere was great! Party poopers and their negative comments are just rude. This place is wonderful and amazing !

Thank NellyJCraig
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ordered a flat white, it was luke warm and milky. Worst coffee I have had in ages. My wife had a hot chocolate which she said may as well have been a milo. Won't be going back.

Thank mmgg5
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for morning tea etc with lovely food on offer. Staff friendly and helpful. Keen to return and try out the scones next time!

Thank vicki_morkel
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into to this wee cafe and we're pleasantly surprised by the very friendly and helpful customer service and delicious food. Can highly recommend stopping for breakfast here!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tauranga, New Zealand
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219 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in for morning tea and found that some food, such as, scone, we're not covered and there were flies about. We walked out.

Thank 155richard81
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Really lovely food well priced great coffee and awesome service. We had lunch here and will definitely return.

Thank RTL-Kiwi
Whanganui, New Zealand
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We often stop for coffee or lunch when travelling. It is always busy which to me indicates it's a good cafe.Food I have had is always tasty and fresh. There is seating inside and out.The cafe has an array of gourmet items for sale.The service is friendly and efficient .

Thank jillyjon
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58 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

We stayed on the nearby campground and came for breakfast. Coffees, muesli are delicious, highly recommended!

Thank Katja H
Marlow, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

We have eaten here before so knew it would be good. We just stopped for Coffee and cake but it was worth the stop. Can highly recommend this lovely little place.

Thank CrystalRose54
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5 reviews
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Camping ground and was stoked to find such an amazing cafe just around the corner. Great coffee , clean premises, staff were very friendly and professional. We had breakfast there on our last day - faultless.

Thank Michelle T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $13
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 State Highway 1, Motuoapa 3382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Motuoapa
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 5551
Locals, boaties and travellers alike choose breakfast or brunch at Licorice Cafe for its convenient location on State Highway 1, within walking distance of Motuoapa Marina. Our menu items and interesting selection of cabinet food will cater for all your family's needs. Relax in our sun drenched garden and enjoy the fresh fare prepared on the premises and the Supreme Coffee crafted by our passionate Baristas. We offer a selection of gourmet deli products to take away, including Base Camp Salamis, delicious Kapiti pre-baked breads, Tongariro Honey, Over the Moon Cheese and other (mainly) New Zealand products to make your lakeside picnic a success. Available for out-catering of office Christmas parties, boating trips and gatherings with friends. Be sure to order your Christmas fruit cake early. Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you to Licorice throughout the summer months. Open from 8am-4pm daily.

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