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The Convenient Cow

8102 State Highway 26, Hikutaia 3674, New Zealand
+64 7-862 4500
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“ice cream” (5 reviews)
“rail trail” (8 reviews)
“great coffee” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
8102 State Highway 26, Hikutaia 3674, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is the classic corner store tuck shop - nothing flash but is somewhere dry on a wet day and sports a port-a-loo for those whose bladders cannot quite manage 34kms without a break

Thank LyndellandMarc
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch with a huge caravan and had plenty of space to park. Our coffee came out quickly and was great. The eggs were nicely poached and the eggs Benedict unique!! Great stop.

Thank MandyJKim
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go afterschool with my Grandchildren. Ice creams are huge, $1 bags of lollies to choose from. Cafe is friendly and it makes a social occasion. Its very popular.

Thank linleyma
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Cute little shop done up to be a bit vintage and quirky. Lovely staff and food. Well presented and clean.

Thank Hfanau
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stopped here while riding the Hauraki Rail Trail - the Spinach and Fetta Muffin was dried out and stale - it had been stored too long. The hamburger was basic and edible, made from packaged patty and cheese - the trays the food was...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My young boys and I stopped here whilst cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail. Wow!! Such friendly people and the BEST value for money ice creams EVER!! $3 for two scoops the size of Texas!!! Great coffee for $3 too! Well worth a visit!

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We stopped in for a cup of Tea and a Cup of Coffee and something to eat on the way to Thames. It's an old place 'done up' and looks promisingly clean. The tea was a teabag in a coffee cup filled with hot water...More

Thank Robert J
RandGbanger, Owner at The Convenient Cow, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

1. our teas are given with a teabag in the cup with a boiling jug water on the side, yes it is from the machine that is what it's there for. i don't understand what the problem asking for milk? some people don't like milk...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place in the middle of a hard day of cycling either to or from Paeroa and Thames. Very obliging and wonderful service. Stayed open just for us. Definitely rate it for any biker biking along the Hauraki Rail Trail.

Thank 190derekg
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Called in from the rail trail. They had a good range for the kids and adults. We enjoyed the outside yard. Very relaxed and helpful staff. Had a great country feel

Thank gorgle
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped for coffee on our way from Thames to Waihi and found this fabulous little shop. Fresh fruit ice cream and great value hot and cold drinks. Friendly service and super value for money. Take the time to stop you won't be disappointed.

Thank JohnPS46
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Cafe, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8102 State Highway 26, Hikutaia 3674, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Hikutaia
  • Phone Number: +64 7-862 4500
cute little cafe 10 minutes out of paeroa and 20 minutes for thames in the middle of the rail trail, we have $3 coffees :O home baking in the cabinet ,real fruit ice creams rolled ice creams and also Popsicle ice creams, large range of drinks from fizz drinks to shakes, smoothies and a lot more, also a large range of cooked food burgers chips toasted sandwiches and a lot more
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