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“BEST CAFE AT THE GORGE”

Waikino Station Cafe
Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Waihi
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Easy parking, friendly staff, fresh tasty food and a holiday atmosphere make this our favourite place to have lunch when visiting Karangape Gorge. We regularly go walking at 'the gorge' with our small furry friend - and having somewhere welcoming and be able to enjoy the total experience is very important to us.
It is such a treat to finish the journey with lunch at the Waikino Station Cafe.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

What a delightful stop. Plenty of great choices in a quaint old fashioned cafe. Didn't have to wait long for the food. The coffee delicious and hot. However no one likes to get runny egg yolk all over their face and down their shirt when they bite into a burger!!

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Thank punkingirl2013
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We met our son and two grandchildren for a 'swap' of children for the school holidays, as we know we can get food they like and also to our tastes. We were disappointed to find their alcohol license had lapsed so no wine or beer today, though they assured us it was temporary. (Sounds like poor management to me!) I was rather disappointed as I think they have let their standards slip a bit. The food was 'ordinary' and my quiche was smothered in chutney which I didn't want so they took it back and scraped it off! All our meals had big dollops of sauce or chutney which cheapened them. It obviously was a busy day as the new cycle track had just opened through the gorge; some staff may not have been very familiar with usual practises.

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Thank bev-fothergill
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Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

My partner raved about the pancakes she had, said they were perfect.
Very thin on the ground for vegetarian options. But sweetcorn fritters I had were pretty good.
Yes it's overpriced and gloomy, but they have kept the station in tact, and the food is high quality and generously portioned, so we felt pretty happy.

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Thank kiwicritic28
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We had a beautifully prepared breakfast before heading off to ride down the gorge to Paeroa along what was a railway line that follows the river. Wonderful scenery.

Thank Diana M
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