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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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Colenso Orchard is the perfect stop to relax and have something to eat and drink on the east side of the Coromandel, With the beautiful garden, local produce, delicious food and drinks. A lot of them are organic. There is also a little shop with good quality articles. Lovely for presents. All the staff is very friendly and kind to... More 

Thank reisverslaafde
Waikanae, New Zealand
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Oh my goodness you can see why this is mentioned in must dos of coromandel, Bacon and Egg Pie was huge I had like 5 or 6 eggs in mine, the boys loved the huge Custad squers, kahawai smoked pie was great too, great place to stop

Thank RichardvG
north yorkshire
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a quick bite to eat before hitting the road back to Auckland. We had planned to grab something and run but ended up eating in as it was such a lovely place. Really lovely food, great gardens and a nice wee gift shop

Thank SarahMM1943WW
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We found this little cafe by accident, tucked away just off the main road. The food choices are awesome and tasty and the coffee is brilliant. the cake choices are not good for the waist line but awesome on the taste buds :-)

Thank Andrew B
Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

You must stop at this most impressive cafe. It is set in a gorgeous garden with outdoor seating and indoor seating. Inside the cafe there are all sorts of very irrestible high quality home wares/gifts/preserves, chocolate etc to buy. What a lovely surprise and added treat. Most importantly, the food was outstanding. Thank you for a lovely experience.

Thank Liz C
New Zealand
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

What a lovely find this cafe, garden and store is. Beautiful selection of cabinet and menu food available. Delightful time with our family. Highly recommend you call in.

Thank Kiwitraveller502011
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

If you don't slow down you will pass this great little place, with its lovely gardens and quiet surroundings. The range of food and refreshments is pleasantly surprising and seemingly baked on the premises, together with the gift shop with its home made products, you really do not want to drive by the Colenso cafe. To top it all off... More 

Thank welltraveled2016
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119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

What an awesome and cute little country cafe, a hidden gem. They have the cutest tables outside on the grass under all the trees. A very quirky gift shop filled with home made organic soaps and decorations and other things. The coffee was delicious, warm and very good quality. The staff was so friendly and they had awesome energy. And... More 

Thank Lujuan S
Newcastle upon Tyne
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The café advertised was closed until mid March but went five minutes more and found this very good spot. Sheltered in garden, interesting menu. We had shared platter which was very generous. Lashings of ham and cheeses plus pickles, figs etc.

Thank Michael B
Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Great place to drop in and have a snack , various types of pie. Fetta , bacon and egg etc. Good for breakfast , with delicious local produce including salmon. Set in the middle of fruit trees on the highway to Tauranga.

Thank BobA3131

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?