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Waiomu Beach Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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622 Thames Coast Road, Thames 3575, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small, friendly cafe on the beautiful Thames Coast Road is worth the drive. The pizza is superb, we had the gluten free base an it was delicious. The staff are super friendly. It is no wonder this place is always so busy.

Thank Lisa H
Thames, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Favourite stop after a coast ride - wholesome food great coffee and excellent service and local community feel is very welcoming

Thank Sherylio
Gold Coast
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161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of those places that you stop at, "because it's there" and realise that it is a real find. We stopped for coffee which turned out to be superb so we came back the following day and had a meal, (big breakfast) and more coffee. Then even more coffee. Then some cake! Everything was perfect and the owner/manager... More 

Thank Five-star-critiques
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Julie has made this cafe, her enthusiasm, her great team of staff, the 70s nostalgia, the yummy mouth watering food, coupled with a great location makes this cafe tops in my books. Its the little things that make it special and Julie and her staff excel. You have to try the Thai sausage rolls.

Thank Lynette A
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cute little cafe offers the BEST selection of baked goods to go with a great coffee. Go early as the goodies go quick. To top it all off the cafe has annexed the bach next door and you can sit in the lounge or dining room of a real house complete the some iconic items from days gone by... More 

Thank Leslie A
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great beach, one of the ladies in a cafe in town told us about it, it didn't dissapoint. Awesome

Thank Jan G
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether is just a coffee and a scroll/spiral (bacon and mushroom, delish!) or a sit-down lunch (definitely recommend the fish balls with cucumber salad and pineapple salsa, yummo!) this cafe is superb!

Thank jessg80
New Zealand
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were staying in a Bach close by and had been recommended this cafe by the owner. The cafe is certainly funky and the food on display inside is a sight to behold. We chose some home baking: bacon and egg pie & a vegetable scroll with coffees. The service was very prompt and with plenty of... More 

Thank Maselliott
Thames, New Zealand
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A limited range of food, but some very tasty and with a great 'homemade' appeal. Very busy place with plenty of room to spread

Thank gorgle
New Zeland
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132 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great Scrolls. Worth the drive just for them. Indoor and outdoor seating. A very busy summertime café as the food is consistently good. Buzzing over the summer period with great views of the sea at your disposal and a huge reserve over the road if you wish to sit on the grass and take in the views along with a... More 

Thank Wendy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Thames Coast Road, Thames 3575, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: 078682554

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