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21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1346
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (25 reviews)
“calamari” (9 reviews)
“lamb shank” (14 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant/Cafe is a hidden gem of sorts, hidden up the beach end of Waihi Beach, it has a fantastic setting with a view straight out to the beach. Modern and decorated well this place has a great vibe and feel and is very busy....More

Thank Waylornz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited 3 times during our stay. Coffee, dinner and dessert. On all occasions service was great, food delicious and a view to die for. Definitely recommend.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here for dinner for a work function. The set meal offered a selection of shared entree nibbles, for main, we had a choice of 3 either beef, ham or fish and lastly a pav for desert. All the food was great, serving sizes...More

Thank Aaron P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here one night. Excellent service, friendly staff and the food was very good - probably our best meal in NZ this visit. Only exception was my wife’s ice cream which she said was not cold enough. The restaurant is right on the...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is the best thing about this café with spectacular views. We discovered it while walking along the beach and decided to go up for lunch. The service was very good and the waitress made sure we were served promptly as a large group...More

Thank 55vintage
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has one of the best views in New Zealand. It is a combination of a restaurant and a cafe. Nearly all the food is made on the premises including the muffins, salads and pastries. The kitchen is a proper kitchen with proper staff. You...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting, lovely watching the sky turn pink over the ocean as the sun set. Salt and pepper squid was a delicious starter but was disappointed with the fish and chips. Although light, I wouldn’t have called it tempura batter, it was over cooked and...More

Thank SandQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our best meal during our two weeks in New Zealand. Well-prepared, lots of menu choices, good service. On the water, so great views from the window.

Thank Traveling_Sandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this place by chance on a drive through Waihi Beach and we are so thankful we did. What a perfect setting to stop and enjoy the view, coffee, food and service. Highly recommend!

Thank Lynette4227
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. They had a wedding so were busy but Attentative staff and quick service. Food was great, In fact the best calamari we have had for a long time. Its not a cheap option but yiu get what you pay for and this was...More

Thank ann s
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Questions & Answers
16 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Beach3611 | Property representative |
Hi there, we are not a BYO venue sorry. We offer a full range of beers, wines and spirits for you to choose from.
Katie B
1 June 2016|
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Response from Beach3611 | Property representative |
Hi Katie, Yes... there are tables on the front deck where your dog is most welcome. Cheers Flatwhite Crew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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