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Colenso Country Cafe

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Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3725
10:00 - 17:00
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a old style cafe with very beautiful garden, food is great , service is excellent , most importantly we can bring our lovely Bobo with us, we also invited Bobo 's mother and her family, we all enjoyed our lunch over there, we'll definitely back to there when we have holiday in Coromandel. Jonathan

Thank Jonathan H
New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We love to call in here on our way to and from Hahei. The tables in the orchard garden are a lovely place to have a coffee or food before hitting the road in the summer. If there's a breeze blowing or in other seasons they even have blankets on hand if you want one.!

Thank Brett M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great food with happy welcoming staff. Very wet day so got rather wet negotiating puddles etc from car parking area. Building and surrounds in need of small spruce up but charming.

Thank gretchend880
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Always a great place for lunch. Fresh homemade goodness and warm friendly service. Would not pass by.

Thank JayDeen10500
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10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

5 of us stopped in for lunch. Three had the feta dish, one had the pork and the last had the chicken soup. Coffees were also had, as were custard squares and a cheesecake. All up spent around $NZ120 Now for the food. Soup was excellent; pork was average (cracking was soggy, salad not too good); feta was basic but... More 

Thank Matt H
Pauanui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for coffee today, the last time we went there was about 16 years ago! The setting is beautiful but the gardens were not at their best, overgrown and untidy. The food looked devine and I wished it was lunchtime. We ordered coffee and a mandarin and coconut muffin for hubbie. Coffee was really nice, just how we like it,... More 

Thank GulfHarbourBadgers
Tairua, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I love the way Colenso is surrounded by an orchard. Their food is always super fresh. They accompany their dishes with an interesting salad and often the food is sourced from their garden. We are from the area and Colenso is one of our favourites.

Thank Donna B
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

The cafe could easily be missed as it is set back from the main road. We had a very enjoyable lunch outside in the garden. The lunch was very enjoyable and the service good.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Colenso is such a unique and lovely cafe. Great service, wonderful staff and best of all the food. You have to try the cakes, the cake from Princess Diana's wedding is so spectacular, I have never tasted anything quite like it. Shame I had to share a bit! Colenso is set in a beautiful garden among fruit trees. Most of... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The food was fresh, organic and lovely.... We sat outside with the Orchard trees and sparrows, enjoying the sunshine. The eggs and toast breakfast creation was in the 15 dollar price range, with a flat white to compliment the feast.

1 Thank K M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 3725

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?