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“Pretty Setting looking out to the Sea”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Waiomu Beach Cafe

Waiomu Beach Cafe
Ranked #2 of 13 Coffee & Tea in Thames
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, View
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Whitianga, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pretty Setting looking out to the Sea”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Friendly staff, and offer of cold water appreciated. Took my Mum for her Birthday. Sorry but I
was disappoined. My coffee was luke warm and chipped plates are just horrible to have food
served on. There were 3 of us and the food was not good. Appreciated the fact it was busy
but being people who lunch out often on the Coromandel, have had much better and value wise as well. We had to sit in back dining of cottage to start with as no tables with views were available,please do something about the filthy carpet in that room, better to have none and vinyl or polished floors. Bathroom door was also open to room, not a good look. When we were able we moved to a table with a view in the next room, staff came and cleared table to enable us to have lunch but wiped crumbs away with hand and threw on floor, surely a cloth and spray bottle would have been nicer. Sorry everyone I'm not usually this grumpy but really do dine out a lot.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Delwyn T
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English first
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“What a setting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stopped here for breakfast on Summer's day, couldn't get a better place to marvel at the view of this stunning area of NZ.
Quirky, funky setting - just love the "bath couch" really friendly service even if a little slow but who cares - when you stop here it's a great place to unwind and just ENJOY!
The food one of the most innovative breakfasts with little touches that make it "YUMMY but different" such as bubble and squeak with feta, tomato and other yummy things. Coffee just superb, had previously bought take away coffees and had these sitting overlooking beach.
Outside courtyard so convivial, as well as all the other areas for eating.
Place is always busy and the counter food looks superb if you don't want to order from menu.
Very popular place it seems for those going for tiki tour in sportscars and motorbikes.
WE NEED PLACES LIKE THIS IN NZ ESPECIALLY IN SUCH AN IDLYLLIC PLACE AS WAIOMU BEACH!

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank ElsaMiro
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place to stop and have. Meal or just a coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

This place is out of the blue well set by the beach, fresh food, great tastes and very good customer service. Best place to stop for a coffee or lunch between Thames and Coromandel. You have my vote they are very welcoming. Amenities are great could not stop at a better place.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Christine B
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Coromandel, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Stopped here on our way home to Coro from Thames! Its always full of delish smells and they have a great variety although a bit pricy but most cafes are now.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Delld123
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great mussel chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Friendly, funky cafe. Excellent range of food and easy going helpful staff. Great location opposite beach. Mussel chowder was exceptional

Visited September 2013
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Thank sreyemg
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