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Walnut Cottage Cafe'

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498 | Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
+64 9-427 5570
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 15:30
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch here today. Second time I've been here for a birthday lunch and not disappointed. Lovely staff and management. Particularly lovely waitress looked after us and took nice photos of us thankyou. Will be back 😊😊

Thank Deb C
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I could rate the service from the manager lower then I would. I ordered 2 eggs on (GF) toast with 3 sides and it cost $38. When i questioned only receiving 2 rashers of bacon for $5 the manager came out and argued with me. She was aggressive and rude. My point being that the money wasn't the issue... More 

Thank elvenah
John S, Owner at Walnut Cottage Cafe', responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Next time you write a review stop and think of what you are about to write before you write it. Please remember to state the facts only. I was present when you ordered your meal and am not surprised at your reaction to what you ordered. I am not about... More 

Frankfurt , Germany
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159 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We travelled 6 weeks on the North Island with an average of 3-4 Latte togo per day. We had wonderfull examples . May be 10% exceptionall, 40 % very good, 45%good.From the remaining 5% bad the walnut cottage brewed definitely the worst. UNDRINKABLE!!! The best we got from a coffee stand in the center road of Whanganui using Ozone brand.... More 

1 Thank madbo0
John S, Owner at Walnut Cottage Cafe', responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very sorry for your experience at our cafe'.Could you please confirm the day and date you were at the cafe.If it was 11 or 12 February you were the only negative feedback we received from serving over 100 coffees each day.Such a shame you did not feel confident... More 

Royston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Very quaint café, lovely setting, especially when the sun is shining and you can sit outside. Great coffee and food, excellent service from lovely friendly staff and would always go back.

Thank itservice
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

If good food and superb surroundings make you happy then this place is a must to visit. The Lemon meringue pie is spectacular with lashings of whipped cream and the fruit smoothie was excellent. An experience not to miss with very friendly and helpful owners.

Thank Rick100222
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Friendly service, lovely location with indoor and outdoor seating options. Plenty of toys and space for the children (and dogs) outside. Compared to other cafes we felt the food was overpriced for the portion size and quality.

1 Thank NZJaxC
Hamilton, New Zealand
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255 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very cute café with a very nice outlook!!! nice food ....good menu good coffee nice atmosphere!!! nice place to bring the family and dog

Thank Brycee10
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Walnut Cottage - the crumbed camembert was to die for. Would definitely be back to try breakfast etc.

Thank Ruth L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

When we are traveling, Orewa's Walnut Cottage is a must. Every time we really enjoy the special setting of the place. You have options: sit inside or out. We are happy with the friendly staff and the food, tea, coffee are great. Try this Cottage as your next destination for a lovely time.

Thank Daniel M
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This place is quaint, the building and surrounds remind me of Orewa in the 60's. Excellent place for breakfast, lunch or a light snack with a great coffee from the super barista - Brother John. I just sit back and enjoy the environment, the food and the friendly people that work there. This my favorite brunch place on the coast... More 

Thank FnLnNZ

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 | Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Orewa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-427 5570

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