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21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand (Formerly Flatwhite Cafe/On the Beach Weddings)
+64 7-863 1346
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food awesome views .... 1 of best spits on East Coast for sure.... Improvement to venue world class

Thank Selina R
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great cafe/restaurant with a beach theme, and a cool vibe, the only place right on the beachfront in the area

1 Thank Anne B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been going to Flat White for years and while location has always been fabulous, food has sometimes been average. However went for dinner with friends on Saturday night and was mightily impressed. Delicious soft steamed bun filled wirh pork belly for entree; a big slab of kingfish with 2 sauteed prawns on top, and potatoes, beetroot and asparagus as... More 

1 Thank lindylou53_11
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An impromptu decision to have lunch was enjoyable but I was disappointed at the lack of choice for non starchy meals.No salads were available so we chose burgers.They were good value for money but would recommend sharing one if you have a small appetite.They were massive.The setting is beautiful.

Thank Bernie R
Beach3611, Manager at Flatwhite, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback Bernie, great to hear you had an enjoyable lunch. Yes, the burgers are designed to fill a gap... or two. There are four salads on our lunch menu, the Calamari salad and Prawn and Avocado, both have plenty of salad greens on them. The other two are the Lamb salad and Roasted beet salad, which... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the beach, with stunning views across the ocean to Mayor Island, Flat White is a great place to stop for breakfast, brunch, lunch etc (or even just a coffee). There is plenty of parking right outside and the design is quite quirky, with large recycled roof trusses spanning across the open plan dining area. The menu covers are... More 

Thank Larso1
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location - Wow! Food - Great & beautifully presented. Service - Fast, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. This is without a doubt the best place we've eaten at in NZ. Smashes Auckland's best restaurants out of the water. If we lived anywhere near here it would be top of the list. Great job guys.

Thank David P
Beach3611, Manager at Flatwhite, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we've come a long way since we re-opened one year ago and positive feedback really boosts our spirits, its so much appreciated. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a booking for 30 and even after ringing 3 times where we talked to the manager and a staff member prior to event this booking was missed. They did manage to sort out a table for us but the manager was horrible & very grumpy when talking to us and wouldn't take any responsibility. In saying that the... More 

Thank DisappointedBus
Beach3611, Manager at Flatwhite, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we’re so sorry your visit with your group wasn’t up to your expectations and you encountered a challenging attitude from the Manager, this has been addressed. We don’t take reservations for lunch and have not done so for over a year, so it was pleasing to see the staff working very hard to accommodate your group... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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180 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing setting now with the new addition Views to die for feels like you are sitting on a table in the middle of the ocean Great service , well trained staff Shrimp and Avocado Cocktail this was supurb large amount of prawns coated in a avocado sauce well presented and tasty main course of Gurnard panfried on a vegetable base... More 

Thank johntoddl
Beach3611, Manager at Flatwhite, responded to this review

Glad you had a fabulous meal - I think the Panna Cotta is our staffs favourite too! More 

Cannonvale, Australia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Setting was outstanding. Service and food was also good, some meals sizes possibly the only variable given pricing level.

Thank Jam_52_11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and drinks were average for the price and it's more of a restaurant than a coffee shop or cafe but the location was fabulous and the staff are nice and helpful. Would go again and try the dinner options.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand (Formerly Flatwhite Cafe/On the Beach Weddings)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1346
Flatwhite beachfront cafe is located at Waihi Beach, Western Bay of PLenty, New Zealand. We are open 7 days and 7 nights (that’s pretty much all the time) and love serving great food in our fabulous beach location. Our friendly staff and casual atmosphere will make you feel so welcome, you may not want to leave (which is fine by us). If you just want to join us for a coffee and a piece of something delicious from our cake cabinet, hold your next work function or celebration party with us or dinner for two...anything goes. We are fully licensed and have a range of tasty items on our menu for all members of the family.We look forward to seeing you soon and if you are not sure how to find us (some say it’s a bit tricky) then please check out our map on our website.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?