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“excellent cafe”

Colenso Country Cafe
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Tairua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“excellent cafe”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Everytime I come to the Coromandel I enjoy a coffee and food at Colenso's. A wonderful outdoor area and donkeys to see.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch at Colenso”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Travelling from Tairua need to keep an eye out for the sign as it arrives sooner than you expect. Lovely old property, choice of seating inside or under the porch. Good selection of healthy home made food on offer. I had the pavlova which was more magnificent than healthy, but hey, may as well die eating something you love. And good coffee. Also bought a bag of home grown mandarins, very tasty!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Rob C
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Huia, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Good Food and Location”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

A nice place to stop for some lovely food, eaten out in the mandarin orchard and with donkeys too! We have meant to stop in for some time, but have always been on our way somewhere. Glad we made the effort this time.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Zimmbot
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Auckland
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“My favourite in Coromandel!”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

I love this place, the people who run it are fantastic, happy to sit and chat, very interesting lives! The shopping is country-centric and the gardens are beautiful, summer and winter. To top it all off the food is perfect, cafe style, up market and very reasonably priced. Winter or summer, a must see.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Toni W
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Luneburg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome country cafe”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is a must stop when passing to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove from or to Tairua. Nice location, nice people, yummie food and coffee. The cakes are amazing too, and reasonable for the quality. In summer peak time you might have to wait a little to get served but still worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank 8immer
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